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United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Alzheimer Society of BC (ASBC)

Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $8,000 grant to Alzheimer Society of B.C. for Education and Outreach Road Trip.

Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, can apply for Community Investment Funding from the UWNBC. United Way of Northern BC 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 […]

2019-04-30T12:25:25-07:00April 29th, 2019|Media Release|

New Staff Member Announcement

We are pleased to announce the addition of the newest member of our team!

Jeanie Woltz is joining us on March 11, 2019 in the position of Community Development Officer, Reaching Home. Her office can be located on the 5th floor of the PG Native Friendship with the rest of the United Way of Northern BC team and she can be reached at 250-561-1040 or via email at reachinghome@unitedwaynbc.ca or jeaniew@unitedwaynbc.ca.

Jeanie Woltz

I was born and raised in Prince George, BC. After finishing third year at UNBC in Environmental and Community Planning, I had the opportunity to do research in Missouri in the summer of 2000. In 2006, I finished my degree in Human Services, which focused on social work, psychology, counseling, and human development. I have a passion for understanding human development, community planning, and the potential for individuals […]

2019-04-30T15:53:17-07:00March 12th, 2019|Media Release|

CKPG Media for the Tailgate Party

Pre-game Cougars tailgate party to benefit United Way

PRINCE GEORGE- The Prince George Cougars game on Saturday will have a lot going on aside from the on-ice activities. United Way of Northern B.C. is hosting a tailgate party outside of the CN Centre. There are a variety of events that will be on hand as part of the festivities.

The Prince George Animal Rescue will have a petting zoo, Mr Mikes will be providing burgers for a BBQ, face painting will be provided by MP Make-up Artistry along with many more activities.

A 50/50 will also be at the event with net proceeds benefitting United Way and people can have their chance to get a magic key that unlocks a treasure box with over $1000 in prizes up for grabs.

The event runs from 12-6 p.m. outside the CN Centre. Click here to see the video coverage. 

2019-03-21T16:14:42-07:00March 11th, 2019|Events, Media Release|

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

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 […]

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

Timken and The Salvation Army – Supporting the Food Bank Together   

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Tuesday, 18th September 2018

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Timken and The Salvation Army – Supporting the Food Bank Together   

On Monday, September 17th, 2018, the United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with Timken and The Salvation Army.  Four volunteers from Timken assisted with date checking and sorting non-perishable food items for The Salvation Army’s Food Bank.  This is an important part of the process that ensures that The Salvation Army can get their donated produce onto the shelves in a timely manner.  This way, Food Bank guests are able to access produce and have their needs met efficiently.

“Last year 22,000 pounds of food was collected and sorted – we hope to meet or exceed this goal again!  This will […]

2018-09-27T14:52:12-07:00September 18th, 2018|Media Release|

United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, 14th September 2018

United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society

Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $3,500 grant to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society for its Latch Key Kids and Food Literacy Program 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.

Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Our promise is to invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact to the […]

2018-09-20T23:37:44-07:00September 14th, 2018|Media Release|

RBC Donates $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through RBC Future Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

09/12/2018

RBC Donates $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through RBC Future Launch

 

On Sept 12th, 2018, Tim Carmack, Regional Vice President BC Interior and North, Robyn Holling, Assistant Vice President of Commercial Financial Services, and Scott Hart, Branch Manager PG Main, presented a cheque for $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through their Future Launch program.

RBC believes in the power of communities and the youth who live in them, which is why they are committed to United Way of Northern British Columbia and their dedication to youth.

Today’s generation is at risk of ending up poorer than their parents, and RBC realizes that failing to close the gap in unemployment rates between Canadian youth and people of prime-working age would mean missing out on a nearly $30B lift to our Canadian economy. Young people deserve a chance, and that’s […]

2018-09-20T23:09:43-07:00September 12th, 2018|Media Release|

PHOTO Opportunity:  Upcoming “Day of Caring®” Project through United Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

 

PHOTO Opportunity:  Upcoming “Day of Caring®” Project through United Way

Prince George, BC – United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) is busy planning a “Day of Caring®” with Kelson Group to help Phoenix Transition Society with their walkway, that leads to the children’s counseling program, on Wednesday 12th September 2018 –from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  We invite your coverage at the following Day of Caring Event:

Wednesday 12th September 2018 – Kelson Group and Phoenix Transition Society – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Due to the generous help of volunteers from Kelson Group, the United Way was able to help make the Phoenix Transition Society’s walkway safer and easier to maintain especially during the precarious winter months.

“Kelson Group believes in giving back to each community we do business in and […]

2018-09-20T23:05:10-07:00September 11th, 2018|Media Release|

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Open Gate Community Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
07/22/2018

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Open Gate Community Garden

On July 21, 2018, United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with Brookfield Renewable to help Robson Valley Support Society (RVSS) with the Open Gate Community Garden.

Through the generous help of volunteers from Brookfield Renewable, the Open Gate Community Garden received help making compost, hilling potatoes, painting a shed, mowing grass, weeding and creating some signage for individual garden plots.  Through the commitment of United Way volunteers, people will have access to fresh vegetables later this year.

“The rain did not dampen the community spirit in McBride.  The garden plays an essential role in the community and Brookfield is honored to have been a part of this important Day of Caring.” said Debbi Stanyer, Manager, Compliance and Licensing at […]

2018-08-22T15:10:51-07:00July 22nd, 2018|Day of Caring, Media Release|

“Day of Caring®” with Brookfield Renewable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, 19 July 2018

PHOTO Opportunity:  Upcoming “Day of Caring®” Project through United Way

Prince George, BC – United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) is busy planning a “Day of Caring®” with Brookfield Renewable to help Robson Valley Support Society (RVSS) with the Open Gate Community Garden on Saturday, 21st July 2018 –from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  We invite your coverage at the following Day of Caring® Event:

Saturday, 21st July 2018 – Brookfield Renewable and Robson Valley Support Society – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon (Open Gate Community Garden – McBride)

With the generous help of volunteers from Brookfield Renewable the Open Gate Community Garden received help making compost, hilling potatoes, painting a shed, mowing grass, weeding and creating some signage for individual garden plots.  Through the generous commitment of United Way volunteers, […]

2018-08-22T14:52:52-07:00July 19th, 2018|Media Release|