Who Are We?
Women United is part of a global network of women leaders, more than 75,000 strong, in 165 communities in six countries. While there have been many variations of women’s giving circles within United Way organizations, Women United connects us all in a meaningful way.
Our local Women United branch was formed in February 2015 as the Women’s Leadership Council, by a group of like-minded women focused on making financially sustainable and measurable social impacts that wrap supports around vulnerable families in our community. Each member donates $1,200 or more annually for at least 2 years, that will go towards a significant, meaningful group gift as directed by the Women United membership.
Women United’s aspirational project, Paige’s Place, is a family fostering program that focuses on keeping families together. Our efforts to support families as a single unit are founded in research that emphasizes the benefits of healthy attachment between parent and child. We are working with community agencies to make this project a reality. Watch this space for continued updates and opportunities to get involved in this initiative!
Women United has given over $60,000 to registered non-profit associations in the last 4 years, and continues to establish relationships with community organizations, like Interior Community Services, Family Tree Family Services, Kamloops Early Learning & Literacy Initiatives (KELLI), the Ministry of Children and Families, and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) research department to ensure effective service delivery, project execution, and impact assessment so outcomes can be shared with like-minded communities.