FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, 13th September 2018
United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Friends of Children
Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $2,500 grant for the 2018-2019 funding cycle to Friends of Children Society for its Northern BC Family Support Program.
Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, can apply for Community Investment Funding from the United Way of Northern BC. UWNBC focuses on three main pillars – to move people From Poverty to Possibility; develop Healthy People, Strong Communities and to allow children to develop into All that Kids Can Be.
United Way’s mission is to meet the urgent human needs and improve social conditions by mobilizing the community’s volunteer and financial resources in a common cause of caring. Our promise is to invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact to the most people.
UWNBC supports 22 communities, 5 Regional Districts and 86 Aboriginal Communities by investing in organizations that deliver programs, advocating for change, and working in partnership with agencies, government, educators, labour, business and community members. We support 125 agencies that provide 519 programs throughout Northern BC. Our efforts positive affect the lives of 1 in 3 people in Northern BC, which equates to 115,000 people being impacted across the north.
The Friends of Children Society supports families and single parents whose children face extra-ordinary medical challenges . Friends of Children assists with a variety of supports to parent/s while their children are being taken care of in medical facilities and for medical appointments. Funding support may come in the form of assisting with accommodation, fuel and food expenses related to the child’s medical condition. This lifts a huge weight off parents and caregivers as the bills amount up quickly and they can be left feeling overwhelmed. Friends of Children has seen a surge in accommodation assistance because of Variety – the children’s charity, policy change in funding support. Friends of Children will also help with the purchase of medical equipment and therapy sessions that would not be covered by their medical plan. For more information about UWNBC or to donate go to www.unitedwaynbc.ca
Left to right: Michele Brooke, UWNBC, Campaign Officer – North Central; Kelly Sharp, General Manager, Friends of Children.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
- Michele Brooke
- Campaign Officer – North Central
- United Way Northern BC
- T: 250-561-1040 x 103