Day of Caring

3 07, 2018

AON Spruces Up Transitional Housing

2018-07-03T20:03:30+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Day of Caring|

Last week we had the privilege of working with volunteers from AON’s Empower Results initiative to spruce up the front of the Canadian Mental Health Association Women’s Transitional Housing.  The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) transitional housing helps people in need get back on their feet after struggling with addiction by providing affordable housing [...]

22 06, 2018

Bank of Montreal’s Day of Caring®

2018-06-22T16:38:38+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Day of Caring|

Last Wednesday, a group of dedicated volunteers from the Bank of Montreal visited the John Tod Centre to re-paint walls for the Boys and Girls Club. Over the past two years, United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo has invested over $115,000 in this amazing organization who works hard to provide a safe, supportive place for children [...]

29 03, 2018

The City of Kamloops Unites to Give Back!

2018-03-29T18:33:51+00:00March 29th, 2018|Day of Caring|

Last week, the City of Kamloops announced plans to open a mini-storage facility for the homeless with funding from the national Homelessness Partnering Strategy.  Opening April 9th, this progressive facility will address the unmet needs of those without a home, including a safe place for personal belongings, secure storage for important documents, and even an [...]

21 12, 2017

True Spirit of Christmas

2017-12-22T19:50:56+00:00December 21st, 2017|Day of Caring|

With just four days left until Christmas, most families are scrambling to run last minute errands and prepare their homes for the holidays. Even during this busy time, the Levis family dedicated an entire day to painting in order to give new life to the gym walls at the Boys and Girls Club. It all started [...]

24 11, 2017

CIBC delivers hope in Ashcroft

2017-12-12T19:25:51+00:00November 24th, 2017|Day of Caring|

On September 16th, 2017 CIBC partnered with United Way to support a family affected by the summer's wildfires. Tara is a young mother living on the Ashcroft Indian Reserve in British Columbia. The entire community was devastated by this year's wildfire crisis, with numerous homes burnt to the ground - one of those homes was [...]

7 11, 2017

Canadian Linen’s Day of Service

2017-12-12T19:31:27+00:00November 7th, 2017|Day of Caring|

Several weeks ago, Canadian Linen reached out for United Way's help to find out how they can get involved in a Day of Caring. We recognized this opportunity to help identify and meet the needs of those affected by this year's wildfire devastation. Canadian Linen volunteers dedicated personal time and donations to help prepare the families of [...]

7 11, 2017

Feeding the Community, One Meal at a Time

2017-12-12T19:30:37+00:00November 7th, 2017|Day of Caring|

  On Saturday, November 4th, United Way partnered with members of The Kamloops Masonic Temple Association and New Life Community to provide a hot, fresh, nutritious meal to those less fortunate. Several volunteers joined us for lunch hours this past weekend to feed close to fifty individuals. This wonderful group from KMTA handed out snacks, [...]

7 11, 2017

Domtar’s Day of Caring

2017-12-12T19:30:08+00:00November 7th, 2017|Day of Caring|

A special thank you to our Domtar heroes for giving up a Saturday to roll up their sleeves and give back. On October 28th, 2017 Domtar partnered with United Way to help prepare JUMP gardens for the long winter ahead of us after a very successful year. Our partners at Domtar provided an impressive 15 [...]

5 09, 2017

Day of Caring for Eyecare Heroes

2017-09-05T20:23:11+00:00September 5th, 2017|Day of Caring, Uncategorized|

People experiencing vision loss are at a greater risk of social isolation and reduced community participation. 75% of vision loss can be treated or prevented and early diagnosis of eye problems can decrease the needless loss of vision. On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Ebata Eyecare hosted a Day of Caring® in partnership with the Canadian [...]