United Way

The after-school hours can be difficult for the thousands of kids younger than age 12 who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need. Photo courtesy United Way

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re 6 years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022

 

Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022

 

Okanagan Indian Band LPN Chelan McKenzie (left) collects new child seats for band residents from Kristi Rintoul of United Way B.C.,part of the organization’s annual child safety initiative Monday, Aug. 8 in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

United Way, partners buckle Okanagan kids into safety

Organization purchases $70,000 worth of new safety and booster seats for Okanagan children

 

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)

‘The need is so high’: B.C.’s period poverty crisis combatted by free-supply campaign

More than half of people asked by United Way have struggled to buy period products

A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)

Okanagan charities boosted by United Way grant

Grants going to charities helping to build a regenerative, just and sustainable economy

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)
Six United Way chapters around the province are merging into United Way B.C. (News Bulletin file photo)

6 United Way chapters merging around B.C.

Money raised in communities will stay in those communities, agency says

Six United Way chapters around the province are merging into United Way B.C. (News Bulletin file photo)
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)

United Way Southern Interior child safety program expands

Families in need to receive car seats and baby care packages

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)
United Way Southern Interior BC is hosting a ‘Day of Caring’ to distribute personal protective equipment to charities that provide non-medical essential services. (Contributed)

Southern Interior charities to receive PPE from United Way

The items were donated to United Way through various channels

United Way Southern Interior BC is hosting a ‘Day of Caring’ to distribute personal protective equipment to charities that provide non-medical essential services. (Contributed)
Galina Labun, of United Way (right), alongside Paul Vanderberg and Terri Mitchell, with Stutters DKI Restoration, who volunteered at the annual United Way drive-thru breakfast Thursday morning. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

A record-breaking breakfast for United Way in Vernon

The figures are in, and this year’s United Way drive-thru breakfast earned more donations than ever

Galina Labun, of United Way (right), alongside Paul Vanderberg and Terri Mitchell, with Stutters DKI Restoration, who volunteered at the annual United Way drive-thru breakfast Thursday morning. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A new website aims to create positive change for the Clayton Heights neighbourhood of Cloverdale. (claytonheightscommunity.com)

B.C. neighbourhood aims to change ‘bad rap’ with ‘good news’ website

United Way funds website project with goal of fostering ‘local love’

A new website aims to create positive change for the Clayton Heights neighbourhood of Cloverdale. (claytonheightscommunity.com)
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital received 10 child car seats to provide to families Thursday, courtesy of United Way and the Paul Docksteader Foundation. United Way’s 2019 Child Safety Initiative distributed a total of 169 seats throughout the Okanagan. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

United Way delivers child safety for families in need

A total of 169 seats will be dropped off at locations throughout the Okanagan

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital received 10 child car seats to provide to families Thursday, courtesy of United Way and the Paul Docksteader Foundation. United Way’s 2019 Child Safety Initiative distributed a total of 169 seats throughout the Okanagan. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)