May 2022

Period Promise is Back!

2022-05-18T19:29:33+00:00May 18th, 2022|Kamloops, News&Info|

United Way's Period Promise campaign, presented by Pacific Blue Cross, was officially launched on May 6th! Running throughout the province until June 7th, the campaign will collect donations of menstrual products and financial contributions to help end period poverty. Menstrual inequity is much more common in our local communities than most people realize. 50% of [...]

November 2021

Local Love Continues to Grow in Kamloops

2021-11-05T17:21:19+00:00November 5th, 2021|News&Info|

Gardening enthusiasts at The Mustard Seed Kamloops have a brand new space to store all their supplies, thanks to a generous donation by Domtar Kamloops and some elbow grease from participants of the Men’s Recovery Program at the Mustard Seed.  The purchase of the shed was coordinated by United Way British Columbia – working with [...]

October 2021

Giving the Gift of Connection to Seniors

2021-10-15T19:38:21+00:00October 15th, 2021|News&Info|

Not all pandemic stories are the same. Seniors are connecting with loved ones again, but too many continue to face ongoing isolation and loneliness. With your help, we connect vulnerable seniors in your community with the resources they need. Through partnerships with agencies like the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, we are able to help people [...]

Struggling Youth Achieves Sobriety Thanks to Community Support

2021-10-15T16:57:55+00:00October 15th, 2021|News&Info|

Not all pandemic stories are the same. While most kids are getting back to normal routines, many still face significant barriers to participating in essential mental health and social programs. By supporting United Way, you help give the gift of safe, stable support in the lives of children across our region.  “We had a youth that last [...]

Helping Children Living with Autism Cope with the Pandemic

2021-10-15T04:56:06+00:00October 15th, 2021|News&Info|

Matthew is a very happy young man who loves looking for his next adventure in life. He is also a young man with autism spectrum disorder. He is non-verbal and needs assistance with toileting. He has an amazing sense of humour, and even though he can’t tell you a joke with his words, he loves [...]

Connecting Isolated Seniors to their Communities During COVID

2021-10-15T04:47:08+00:00October 15th, 2021|News&Info|

When the pandemic struck, the Logan Lake Wellness, Health & Youth Society (Logan Lake WHY) decided they wanted to ensure the seniors living in the community knew they were not alone during this challenging time, and used United Way funding to turn their vision into reality. They collaborated with local creators in the community to [...]

Strengthening Vital Connections to Food and Community

2022-03-07T18:43:42+00:00October 15th, 2021|News&Info|

Bringing everyone to the table for a meal  “It makes a big difference – a meal,” says Rod, a regular at the Mount Paul Community Food Centre’s Community Meal program.  And it can mean so many different things to different people. The free meals, offered through this United Way British Columbia-funded program, of course mean [...]

Serving Our Communities with Compassionate Care

2021-10-15T00:03:05+00:00October 15th, 2021|Events, News&Info|

“The services here, the people I’ve talked to … they are willing to be here because they care,” says Murray, a Mustard Seed client. “That’s how we build a city. That’s how we build a community.” At United Way British Columbia, we understand the difference that care and compassion have when helping community members that [...]

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