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

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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|

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring®- Salvation Army’s Back-Pack Program

Mills and Timken Volunteers with Michele Brooke, Campaign Officer, United Way Northern BC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

28 August 2018

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Telus, Staples, Timken, Mills, and United Way of Northern BC collaborate for the Salvation Army’s Back-Pack Program

On August 23, 2018, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with The Salvation Army for the 2018 Back To School Backpack Program. Made possible through generous donations from Telus and Staples; School District 57, Timken, Mills, UWNBC, and the Salvation Army teamed up to make 400 ‘back to school’ backpacks available for vulnerable students in Prince George.

“Teaming up with the community makes overwhelming projects become easier, fun, and rewarding opportunities to come together and fulfill a need in our community. Partnering with the United Way makes finding those community […]

2018-08-29T08:00:33-07:00August 29th, 2018|Day of Caring, Impact Stories|

Urban Systems Foundation and Abbeyfield Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
08/20/2018

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Urban Systems Foundation and
Abbeyfield Garden

On August 11 th , through the Urban Systems Foundation, a registered charity of Urban
Systems Limited, Urban Systems staff volunteered for a United Way of Northern BC
Day of Caring® where they spent a weekend planning and planting a garden at the
Abbeyfield House Senior’s Residence.

“It was a really great experience working with the residents of Abbeyfield to come up
with a design for their front garden. While we were planting many residents came and
expressed their excitement about the project and how much they liked having a garden
out front”, said the staff members of Urban Systems who spent their weekend working
at the resident’s house. The Foundation has further plans to install a sculpture as
centrepiece at the front.

A Day of Caring® is a United Way initiative of mobilizing local businesses, organizations
and corporations to assist local […]

2018-08-22T14:37:04-07:00August 22nd, 2018|Day of Caring, Impact Stories|

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

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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|

Spectra Energy & Speedee Printers Participate in United Way Day of Caring

This summer, Spectra Energy and Speedee Printers teamed up to provide six Terrace non-profits with office equipment from the recently closed Spectra Energy office in Terrace.

Ksan House Society, Kermode Friendship Centre, Kitsumkalum Band, the Terrace Women’s Resource Centre Society, Volunteer Terrace and United Way of Northern BC were all beneficiaries of thousands of dollars’ worth of office furniture and appliances.

Speedee Printers, now Mills Office Productivity, was on scene to provide over four hours of dismantling, moving and setting up the donated furniture at the grateful non-profits.

One of United Way of Northern BC’s pillars is to build healthy people and strong communities, and one of the best ways to do that is by investing in local social service agencies.

Graham Genge from Spectra Energy was pleased with the donation saying, “It’s great that we had the ability to donate our office furniture to these local non-profits. They just do so […]

2017-08-12T09:46:14-07:00August 12th, 2017|Day of Caring, Volunteer|

BMO Rolls Up Their Sleeves for a United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring

In this picture (left to right) are Iain Acton, Karen Parker Kara Reinhardt, Martin Loggin, and Sophie Durocher.

On July 25, 2017, BMO Terrace teamed up with United Way of Northern BC to provide some shine to the Terrace and District Community Services Society (TDCSS) Terrace Campus Child Care Center.

Eight members from BMO put on gloves and got to work, cleaning and sanitizing the TDCSS Child Care Centre in two four-hour shifts.  One of United Way of Northern BC’s pillars is helping kids be all that they can be, and keeping a child care centre clean is one of the best ways to ensure children stay healthy.

“The team had a lot of fun and it’s great to be able to give back to the community.” said Iain Acton, Branch Manager of Terrace BMO.

Lindsey Larsen, Community Development and Campaign Officer for United Way of Northern BC was there to help adding that, “BMO’s commitment to the […]

2017-07-26T10:53:54-07:00July 26th, 2017|Day of Caring, Volunteer|

RBC Gives Fresh Coat of Paint to Big Brothers Big Sisters

The United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC), and its weekly Day of Caring community outreach program, partnered with local RBC employees Saturday morning.

They exchanged pens for paintbrushes to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George (BBBSPG) refurbish its office as part of on-going renovations.

RBC Financial Advisor Jane McIntosh says it’s important to help build up the community, especially for programs involving youth.

“It’s been about a six-month process to get them back in their offices. We’re all very close, we’re all very committed to helping our community strive and prosper, and helping companies and societies in need of some volunteer time.”

Last year, BBBSPG’s building experienced a flooding incident that damaged most of the rooms except for the main boardroom.

McIntosh believes giving up a sunny Saturday to volunteer is worth the hard work.

“We do various things in the community throughout the year. Two weeks ago, we were helping dig the garden at the Child Development […]

2017-06-26T08:40:00-07:00June 20th, 2017|Day of Caring, Volunteer|

Progress Energy’s Day of Caring® at Abbeyfield Houses

On May 24, a crew of volunteers from Progress Energy once again did an amazing Days of Caring® at Abbeyfield Houses of Fort St John, a facility for seniors.

Volunteers cleaned up the garden, hauled garden waste to the dump, cut the grass and trimmed with a weed whacker.

“Thanks to Suzanne Armstrong and Julie Bourdon of Progress Energy who helped make this happen by organizing volunteers to help out on such a great day and getting so much done through the United Way of Northern BC Days of Caring®,” said Niki Hedges. “Combining social giving efforts and volunteering allows us to do so much more; to be more responsive, and to help benefit the community. No individual or organization can solve our local community’s problems alone in supporting children, youth, individuals and families, our aging population of seniors and people with disabilities, our friends, neighbors and colleagues. UWNBC and our partners work together […]

2017-06-15T16:19:38-07:00June 15th, 2017|Day of Caring, Events, Volunteer|

BMO and CIBC Team Up for United Way Day of Caring

Kitimat – On Saturday June 3, employees from BMO and CIBC gave back to the Kitimat community by spending several hours weeding and beautifying gardens for seniors in the Better at Home program.

The Better at Home program is a United Way-managed program that helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.

Volunteers worked hard to take out several bags of weeds and lawn clippings that the seniors were not able to tackle themselves due to mobility issues.

Mrs. Irving, pictured, was very thankful for all their hard work on her garden. “It was so fantastic they came! They did such an amazing job.”

Kyle’s No Frills generously donated soil to the volunteer effort and the District of Kitimat donated the use of their gardening tools.

For Lindsey Larsen, North West Community Development Officer of United Way of Northern BC, it […]

RBC’s Day of Caring® for Nechako Valley Community Services Society

With the generous help of 6 volunteers from RBC, the community came together to help this United Way funded agency with ground maintenance – spreading topsoil and planting grass seed. Through the generous commitment of United Way partner corporations volunteering their time and skills, projects like this are completed.

Nancy Vezina, Manager Client Care said, “RBC believes in the power of communities and the individuals who live in them, and that’s why we support the United Way through fundraising and volunteer efforts like this Day of Caring.”

Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director of NVCSS said, ”We are grateful to United Way and RBC for this Day of Caring. Volunteers coming together to spread top spoil and plant grass seed for us brings our society’s vision of having connected, healthy and growing communities to live in.”

Days of Caring are opportunities for businesses to work with non-profits to complete projects that otherwise would not be completed. Businesses that […]

2017-06-20T08:30:12-07:00June 6th, 2017|Day of Caring, Media Release, Volunteer|