United Way Day of Caring® – Helps Families Access Christmas Hampers.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, 18th December 2018

On Tuesday, 18th December 2018, from 09:00 am to 4 pm, United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with volunteers from RBC Bank, The Canadian Brewhouse (CBH).  Volunteers from RBC and from The Canadian Brewhouse helped marginalized individuals and families access items such as, clothing, children’s toys, candy, food from Salvation Army.  This time of year, the Salvation Army hands out Christmas hampers and adopt families.

“The outcome of this annual event is to provide meals and gifts to families that may not otherwise have a Christmas.  300 Christmas hampers go out to families and singles. It is great to receive assistance with volunteers to man the different stations.” says Sharon Harder, Volunteer Coordinator with The Salvation Army.

Left to Right – Janine Peters (RBC Bank), Yara Nijm, Meaghan Galloway, Brodin Yensen, Jared Hancock, Cassidy Hodges (CBH).

“We are happy to have the opportunity again this year, to work with our local community partners and friends at the United Way to make a difference in our community!”  says Robert Koepke, Manager Client Care, RBC Bank.

Left to right:  Sydney Irving, Jamine Isenor (CBH)

“One of our core values is to support our community.  I take that very seriously and I personally believe that it is up to us, that can afford to help, to make the world a better place by helping those in need.” Says Juan Perez, The Canadian Brewhouse.

A Day of Caring® is a United Way initiative of mobilizing local businesses and corporations to assist local non-profits, or individuals complete essential tasks or projects that otherwise the non-profit may not have the capacity to accomplish.

Businesses and their staff can be left with a sense of pride in strengthening the communities in which they live, work, raise their families and may eventually retire one day. “What does Your Local Love Look Like?”

For more information about Day of Caring® – please contact Michele Brooke (details below).

 

Michele Brooke
Campaign Officer – North Central
United Way Northern BC
T:  250-561-1040 x 103
micheleb@unitedwaynbc.ca

2019-01-22T12:53:32-07:00December 18th, 2018|Day of Caring, Media Release|