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United Way of Northern BC kicks off campaign at UNBC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 15th October 2018

The United Way of Northern BC’s UNBC fundraising campaign officially launches
at noon on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the UNBC Wintergarden.
This year’s campaign has been spearheaded by a new UNBC committee –
Jacqueline Holler, Art Fredeen, Keith Egger and Taylor Bysouth – and runs until
November 2 with a number of activities.

The annual book sale is earmarked for Tuesday to Thursday, October 23 to 25,
from 10am to 2pm in the UNBC Wintergarden. Anyone passing by can make
donations towards books, CD’s, DVD’s and Games.

Taylor, a UNBC BComm student, is organizing the first ever student Halloween
Coin Drive on Wednesday, October 31 from 9am to 3pm. Students are able to
enter individually or as a team, dress up in their favourite costume or promote
their club.

There are Mr Mikes gift vouchers for the most money raised / best dressed.
Students can simply sign up on the day, collect a donation box and return it
when finished. They […]

2018-10-17T16:01:31-07:00October 15th, 2018|Events, Give, Our Donors|

Finning Canada Collect Coats for Connect Day 2018

2018-2019 UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

Left to right: Natasha Visona, EH&S Coordinator, Finning Canada; Jessica Smith, Office Administrator, Finning Canada.

We are so excited to have Jessica Smith, Office Administrator lead her team at Finning Canada in this
year’s campaign from 30th October to 20th November 2018. We want to wish them all the best and have
lots of fun with your campaign.

Funds raised in the community, stay in the community. Your funds help in moving individuals From poverty to possibility; build Healthy people strong communities and help kids to develop into All that Kids can be.

The Finning team have started a clothing drive and are collecting coats and clothing to be made
available at “Connect Day” – held on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 in the Friendship Hall, Prince George
Native Friendship Centre.

This is an annual event that is hosted by CPAH (Community Partners Addressing Homelessness). On the day around 250 […]

2018-09-27T15:00:09-07:00September 27th, 2018|Give, Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Our Donors|

UNBC lead the “Trick or Treat – Halloween Coin Drive”

2018-2019 UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

We are so excited to have Taylor Bysouth, BComm Student at UNBC lead the “Trick or Treat – Halloween
Coin Drive”. For the first time students are invited to partake in the UNBC Campaign that runs from 15
October to 2 November.

Taylor and Michele have been visiting Club Tables at UNBC to promote the drive. Students can enter individually or as a team. Dress up in your favourite costume or promote your club … whatever they like.

We have Mr. Mike gift vouchers for the most money raised / best dressed. If you want more information on how to get involved email Taylor – tbysouth@unbc.ca. She will forward you the poster and details of the event. Taylor and her team will be available at the Wintergarden on Wednesday, 31 October from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can sign up, collect your donation box and […]

2018-09-27T15:14:32-07:00September 27th, 2018|Give, Our Donors|

Timken – UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

2018-2019 UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

We are so excited to have Henry Chow, Warehouse Manager lead his team at Timken in this year’s campaign from 21st September to 8th October 2018.  We want to wish them all the best and have lots of fun with your campaign.  Funds raised in the community, stay in the community. Your funds help in moving individuals From poverty to possibility;  build Healthy people strong communities and help kids to develop into All that Kids can be.

Left to right:  Henry Chow, Warehouse Supervisor;  Matthew Bamford, Manger of Manaufacturing and Engineering, Timken;  Michele Brooke, UWNBC, Campaign Officer – NC.

2018-09-24T16:38:42-07:00September 21st, 2018|Give, Our Donors|

2018-2019 UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

2018-2019 UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

We are so excited to have Stephanie Clark Lang, Parole Officer Supervisor lead her team at Correctional Service Canada in this year’s campaign from 3rd September to 30th November 2018.  They fall under the GCWCC campaign (Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign) and we want to wish them all the best and have lots of fun with your campaign.  Funds raised in the community, stay in the community. Your funds help in moving individuals From poverty to possibility;  build Healthy people strong communities and help kids to develop into All that Kids can be.

Left to right:  Stephanie Clark Lang, Parole Officer Supervisor;  Michele Brooke, UWNBC, Campaign Officer – NC. Below – the group that Michele presented […]

2018-09-20T23:42:12-07:00September 20th, 2018|Our Donors|

More Miracles

From the November 18, 2017 Prince George Citizen

Ted Price, centre, and Anne Laughlin, right, along with Roberta Squire, CEO of the United Way, announced a third Miracle Theatre production on Thursday. This year’s play will be The Fabulous Lipitones, by Mark St. Germain and John Markus. All proceeds – through ticket sales, sponsorships, donations, concession and an on-site raffle – will be donated to the United Way. The production will run March 2-18, every night except Mondays, as well as Sunday matinees at Artspace above Books and Company. This fundraiser was inspired by the success of Miracle Theatre’s last two productions: Miracle On South Division Street, which raised $42,294.35 for children’s programs at the Salvation Army Food Bank and 27 Million Voices, and The Last Romance, which raised $52,144.12 toward the local fight against cancer by helping equip Prince George’s new Breast Imagining Centre. This time, Price and Laughlin hope to raise in […]

2018-02-07T08:44:57-07:00January 30th, 2018|Events, Give, Media Release, Our Donors|

Canfor Gives Generous Donation

Article from CKPG Today.

The United Way of Northern BC received a sizable donation last week. During last Wednesday’s hockey game of the Prince George Cougars, Canfor gave a $315,000 contribution to help support numerous programs in different communities throughout BC and Alberta. Part of that support will go into the programs that are up in northern BC. The funds raised came from things like barbeques, 50/50 draws and payroll donations.
“This is a great example of individuals stepping up to be the hand raisers and game changers our vulnerable citizens need to achieve self-sufficiency,” says Roberta Squire, United Way of Northern BC CEO.

About United Way of Northern BC
In the Prince George Region, the United Way of Northern BC supports 48 programs including Better at Home, Children Who Witness Abuse, Grief Support, Giving Hope Empowering Women and Communities and Housing Outreach.

2017-12-01T06:57:18-07:00November 30th, 2017|Give, Our Donors|

Canfor donates $315k to United Way

Prince George, B.C – Canfor’s $315,000 donation will help support hundreds of programs in the many communities that are local to Canfor employees in BC and Alberta, including several in northern BC.

The United Way of Northern BC was presented with a sizable donation by Canfor on the ice at last night’s Prince George Cougar’s hockey game.

In addition to the United Way of Northern BC, Canfor’s fundraising efforts also benefit the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, United Way East Kootenay, United Way Lower Mainland and United Way Alberta Northwest chapters.

“We want to recognize all of our employees in B.C. and Alberta for their team spirit and incredible generosity” said Grace Cox and Duncan Smith, Campaign Coordinators for Canfor.

Canfor and Canfor Pulp employees raised an incredible amount of funds through events including barbeques, 50/50 draws and through payroll donation contributions.

“United Way of Northern BC is grateful for the continued support of Canfor and their […]

2017-12-01T06:21:03-07:00November 24th, 2017|Give, Media Release, Our Donors|

United Way of Northern BC’s $100 Pens

Peter Baird, General Manager of Forest Planning at Canfor, loves the pens handed out during United Way of Northern BC’s workplace campaign. Peter said, “I almost exclusively use United Way pens. I like the way they fit my hand – I do a pile of writing for my work, and other pens create pain.”

Peter loves our pens so much, he committed to donating $100 per pen, and was given five pens. This means Peter is donating a total of $500 to United Way of Northern BC this year.

But it’s not really about the pens.

Peter has worked for Canfor for over 26 years, and has supported United Way of Northern BC as far back as he can remember. He has attended our “Seeing is Believing” tours and visited the Prince George Brain Injured Group. He recalls hearing the story of a woman who had a great job and one day slipped on […]

2017-10-31T18:23:27-07:00October 31st, 2017|Give, Impact Stories, Our Donors|

United for BC Wildfires

As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Way is mobilizing efforts through “United for BC Wildfire Recovery,” a national initiative preparing for the recovery and rebuilding of communities across the province. “The fires continue to devastate; it’s a long process because it takes several months to recover and things have been just displaced for people. So United Way, as a joint group, has come together just to mitigate and close those gaps,” says Roberta Squire, CEO of United Way of Northern BC.

“We have supported the Red Cross over and over again, so it fits completely within our portfolio of what we do. We’ve even receive donations from as far back is Ontario, which just goes to show you the generosity of Canadians.”

On July 18th, United Way is launching “United for BC Wildfire Recovery” – a campaign to raise funds for important social needs like finding permanent housing, food assistance, trauma and mental […]

2017-07-19T14:40:06-07:00July 19th, 2017|Give, Media Release|