FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 17th September 2018
United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Active Support Against Poverty
Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $5,500 grant to Active Support Against Poverty (ASAP) for its General Program Fund for 2018-2019 funding cycle.
Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, can apply for Community Investment Funding from the United Way. 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 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.
ASAP acts as a guide for the empowerment, education and self-determination of the financially poor in the community. They are able to assist the most vulnerable in our community to obtain income assistance and benefits, support individuals in appeals process or obtaining disability support. Individuals are able to connect with a staff member and get assistance in filling out forms, photocopying, phone calls, faxing, messages, advocacy, income tax services. Clients are able to access free clothing and many other services provided by ASAP. For more information about UWNBC or to donate go to www.unitedwaynbc.ca
Left to right: Michele Brooke, UWNBC, Campaign Officer – North Central; Audrey Schwartz, Executive Director, Active Support Against Poverty.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:
- Michele Brooke
- Campaign Officer – North Central United Way Northern BC
- T: 250-561-1040 x 103