Kit Doyle (right) signs up Chris Mennie (left) and Renata Kennedy for the United Way payroll program at Okanagan Spring Brewery. Staff at Okanagan Spring have pledged $5

Charities unite under United Way

United Way is currently in the midst of trying to raise $250,000

The United Way is continuing to seek community support.

United Way is currently in the midst of trying to raise $250,000, which will help a number of non-profit agencies provide public services.

“With one donation, you can support more than 20 local agencies that provide essential services to children, youth, families, seniors and those with disabilities,” said Linda Yule, United Way executive director.

“Many of the organizations that we support depend on each other to complete the programs they provide. Mothers who attend prenatal nutrition can then be referred to a parenting group or cooking group, then after-school programs. People who are living in poverty can get meals, then go on to counselling, get access to dental services and eventually back to work.”

Among the agencies that have received United Way support are the Enderby and District Family Resource Centre, the Family Resource Centre for the North Okanagan, Independent Living Vernon,  Kindale Development Association, the Falkland Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, the Upper Room Mission and the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre.

“United Way is committed to year-round programs that result in lasting positive impact in our communities,” said Yule.

The campaign runs until the end of December.

To donate, call 250-549-1346 or go to www.unitedwaynocs.com.

 

 

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