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Spotlight on Smithers Public Library – “Locked in the Library”

Your donations to United Way allows the Smithers Public Library to run programs for children and teens like the Online Teen Summer Challenge, Zombie Day, Dungeons & Dragons, Minecraft, Post-Secondary Application Night, Hour of Code (Intro to programming), Christmas Crafts and a Dungeons & Dragons Christmas Party.

Not only do these programs allow kids to get more involved with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) activities, they also draw kids to the library, and make them feel more comfortable in accessing all the resources our libraries offer. It also expands their minds as to their interests. From July to December 2015, over […]

By |August 31st, 2016|All That Kids Can Be, Impact Stories|Comments Off on Spotlight on Smithers Public Library – “Locked in the Library”

United Way Welcomes Lindsey Larsen

United Way is pleased to announce Lindsey Larson to the team as the Community Development & Campaign Officer for the North West office located in Terrace. Lindsey is filling in while Olivia Bartsoff goes on maternity leave.

Lindsey was born in Terrace, and completed a BA in Political Science with a minor in First Nation’s studies at the University of Northern British Columbia in 2011. Lindsey describes herself as one of those “in the North, for the North” people.

She and her husband, Jon, were thrilled when she was offered the position as they both love the North West, and were excited to move back home.

Before this position, Lindsey […]

By |August 12th, 2016|Board News, Staff News|Comments Off on United Way Welcomes Lindsey Larsen

FSJ Fire Truck Pull & Food Drive + Adopt-a-month Initiative

In response to the increasing issue regarding food security in Fort St. John, there will be a Community Food Drive at the UWNBC 6th Fort St John Annual Fire Truck Pull on Saturday, September 17, 2016. This event will help people and families seeking food assistance make ends meet due to the rising costs of food.

Together, Fort St John community partners will be mobilizing the community and our corporations to meet the unprecedented increase and demand with the food bank programs at the Salvation Army and at the Women’s Resource Society, whose programs are already overextended. With an influx of […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Events, Fire Truck Pull, From Poverty to Possibility, Give|Comments Off on FSJ Fire Truck Pull & Food Drive + Adopt-a-month Initiative