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23 04, 2020

2020 Period Promise Campaign Raises over 21,000 Menstrual products !

2020-04-23T20:45:30+00:00April 23rd, 2020|News&Info|

Excerpt from PRESS RELEASE: March 20,2020 In Kamloops, BC nearly one in four Canadian women struggles to provide period products for themselves or for their children. This is Period Poverty and it exists here in Kamloops. United Way TNC collaborated with over 40 sponsors and collected over 21,000 menstrual products (Tampons, Pads, Diva Cups) in [...]

21 04, 2020

COVID-19 Response

2020-04-21T00:13:25+00:00April 21st, 2020|News&Info|

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19 In March 2020 the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. The United Way is continuing to work hard remotely to support our community despite closing the Xchange and our local office as a safety measure. The Local Love in a Global Crisis campaign is one [...]

13 02, 2019

Path to Home with KADREA

2019-05-14T19:08:55+00:00February 13th, 2019|News&Info|

  Working in the world of real estate, a REALTORS® passion lies in finding their client’s the perfect home where they are safe, comfortable and can thrive. However, the dream of a stable place to live feels out of reach for many vulnerable members of our community – those living in poverty, are on the [...]

28 05, 2015

Backpacks for Hope

2017-01-23T21:57:19+00:00May 28th, 2015|News&Info|

This year, GenNext raised over $6000 towards their Youth Grants. One of the recipients of the grant was a group of students from Aberdeen Elementary who created Backpacks for Hope. Renata and Taylor-Rae with the 75 backpacks! Backpacks for Hope is an initiative to help provide homeless youth with supplies they need for [...]

19 05, 2015

New Kitchen for CWWA!

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00May 19th, 2015|News&Info|

Staff members in the beautiful new kitchen! “United Way’s contribution goes much further than just the financial contribution as the successful pairing of our kitchen and TRU Joinery Dept. meant it was a trouble free installation” – Wendy, staff at CWWA The goal of Children Who Witness Abuse and its programs is to [...]

24 04, 2015

The Maddie Hood Fund

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00April 24th, 2015|Maddie Hood Fund, News&Info, Youth Engagement|

Ridin’ with Maddie . . . aka Tour de Madeline 2015 Cross Canada Bike Ride Who: Rob and Andrew Hood from Kamloops, BC When: mid May to August 2015 Where: Vancouver, BC to Halifax NS Why: In honour of Maddie (daughter and sister) and to raise funds for the Maddie Hood Fund What: Friends from [...]

1 04, 2015

April 2015 Newsletter Update

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00April 1st, 2015|News&Info|

Community Investments 2015: What exactly happens after we raise the money? At United Way, the money raised in a community stays there and is invested by Community Impact Council members who serve as local United Way champions. They act as advocates, ambassadors and decision-makers for their communities and are known to be the eyes and [...]

24 02, 2015

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for Seniors

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00February 24th, 2015|Kamloops, News&Info|

Oncore Central Services, a community partner of United Way, is offering a FREE income tax program for Seniors. This program is running from February 23 - April 27, 2015 at Desert Gardens Community Centre (540 Seymour Street). The program will run on Mondays only from 9:30am to 11:30am. This service is FREE for adults 55 [...]

11 02, 2015

211 Day

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00February 11th, 2015|News&Info|

Today is 211 Day in North America! We don't have 211 in the Thompson Nicola Cariboo region (yet!) but United Way is working closely with partners across the province to get 211. In the meantime, we do have an Access Directory in each of our regions. Our access directories are up-to-date with information on community [...]