August 2021

United in Supporting Families Impacted by Wildfires

2021-08-25T18:17:03+00:00August 25th, 2021|News&Info|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLVx3fZu0IM&t=22s   Residents of Fauquier only had two hours to pack up their belongings and leave their small community when they were issued an evacuation order on July 20th. With help from the United For BC Wildfire Recovery Fund, the nearby village of Nakusp has welcomed them with open arms at an evacuation and distribution centre established in the Nakusp & District Sports Complex.  “They all came [...]

Wildfire Recovery Fund Helps Feed Evacuees in Merritt

2021-08-24T19:24:59+00:00August 24th, 2021|News&Info|

Georgina is a Merritt resident originally from Lytton, BC, and calls both communities home. She is one of the hundreds of people who lost their possessions when the Lytton Creek Wildfire tore through and destroyed the small town on June 30th.  “That’s my hometown, the whole town is my family,” Georgina said. “I’m going through a lot [...]

July 2021

MJB Lawyers Paints for Community

2021-07-22T19:29:16+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Day of Caring, Events, News&Info|

A handful of local law firm employees recently swapped their pens for paintbrushes for the afternoon to better their community. Volunteers from MJB Lawyers painted the exterior front and back entranceways to The Tree Family Centre on Seymour Street, a safe space offered to families by the Kamloops Family Resources Society. While they were at [...]

Communities in Crisis Receive a United Response for Recovery

2021-07-12T16:26:17+00:00July 12th, 2021|News&Info|

Communities across British Columbia have already been profoundly affected by a 2021 wildfire season that promises to continue posing extraordinary challenges for the safety and recovery of people in B.C. With the devastation in Lytton BC this week, and other fires that continue to impact the people of our regions, United Way recognizes that support will [...]

June 2021

Merger creates new United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island

2021-06-22T16:28:43+00:00June 22nd, 2021|News&Info|

Six United Ways have merged as a single organization to increase impact in local communities around the province, including in Central and Northern Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Thompson Nicola Cariboo, Southern Interior, Trail and District, and East Kootenay. The strategic transformation was guided by a shared mission to strengthen vital connections over the long [...]

United Way BC Celebrates Successful Campaign Season

2021-06-14T18:07:57+00:00June 14th, 2021|Events, News&Info|

United Way BC workplace fundraising brings in nearly $1.2 million (Tina McKay/Wandering Pirate Photography) United Way BC announced their grand total fundraised in their 2020 Campaign Season Friday night. United Way TNC was joined by some of their top supporters in an open field under the sun to celebrate the campaign’s success. The [...]

Period Promise 2021 Campaign Brings in Over 71,405 Pieces of Period Product

2021-06-08T01:15:37+00:00June 8th, 2021|Events, News&Info|

Last year's Period Promise campaign was a huge success, with over 21,000 products donated to nine agencies in our region. For 2021, we set out on the mission to have an even bigger impact on period poverty, and we are blown away by the results. This year, we received over 35,400 period products — with [...]

May 2021

Caravan of Care Raises Over $20,000 for Vulnerable Youth

2021-06-13T05:01:54+00:00May 13th, 2021|Events, News&Info|

United Way BC and A Way Home Kamloops benefit from local fundraiser Kamloops, B.C. –  Local industry professionals and community members came together to raise a grand total of $21,125 to support young people experiencing barriers to safe and reliable housing. Nathaniel Martin, who works at Highland Valley Copper Mine, brought together many generous local [...]

April 2021

We’re hiring! Resource Development Associate

2021-04-27T23:09:15+00:00April 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: Resource Development mobilizes community volunteers and other resources in practical support of the United Way mission statement “To strengthen our community’s capacity to address social issues.” This position will be responsible for raising funds in a variety of streams annually on behalf of United Way’s community partners. Please send resumes and cover letters [...]

April 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 [...]

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