THE UNITED WAY TREE OF LIGHTS BRINGS HOPE TO THOSE IN NEED!

Over $48,800 raised to support non-profit agencies in Prince George!

Once again, the community of Prince George has come together to support those in need in our local community. Despite the past year’s challenges, local businesses and residents have generously donated to light the tree and support the most vulnerable in our community.

Since November 29th, the United Way Tree of Lights campaign raised $48,890 to support social service programming in Prince George and brought the community together around this beautiful community tradition.

While the United Way Tree of Lights did not quite reach its goal this year of $85,000, the tree is now fully lit to celebrate the community of Prince George over the holiday season. The generosity of this community is beyond compare, and we’re already hearing from some who want to help the tree achieve this goal for the local community.

So, the campaign will remain open for donations until January 8th, 2023. We know that with your help, we can make it to the goal and make the coming year brighter for those in need!

“We want to acknowledge how giving the people of Prince George are. With so much need and so many agencies hoping for assistance at this time, we know that everyone has a difficult choice to make when deciding where to put their charitable contributions. It’s also something we know is even more of a challenge this year because of having come out of the pandemic situation and seeing the cost of living jump exponentially. Not only are we seeing that it’s harder for people to live comfortably at the moment, it’s harder for people to give comfortably. What the team at UWNBC wants you to know is that every bit truly matters,” says Trista Spencer, Exective Director, United Way of Northern BC.

“United Way is about bringing people and contributions together to maximize impact in the communities we serve, and we can’t think of a time where this was more relevant, or necessary, than now. Please join us in mobilizing the community, and help us get to that $85,000 goal to help our family, friends, and neighbours throughout the coming year.”

The United Way of Northern BC office will be closed from December 23rd through to January 2nd. However, donations can still be made in-person at the Coast Prince George Hotel by APA (or at the UWNBC office as of January 3rd) or click here to donate online.

Make your contribution and get a chance to WIN!

All donations made to the Tree of Lights between December 22nd and January 8th (inclusive) will earn an entry to win a special ‘I’m Not Cooking! Restaurant Pack’ that includes $60 Mr. Mikes GC, $25 Zen Noodle House GC, $25 Karahi King GC, Pasta Party GC for 6-20ppl at Canadian Brewhouse, plus 2 copper Moscow Mule cups. To enter the draw, make a donation at www.uwtol.ca

In addition, the United Way Tree of Lights “Stocking Stuffer” 50/50 is still on, and people can buy their 50/50 tickets online at www.uwtol.ca until January 5th, 2023 and win up to $25,000.

The more we raise, the more social programs and services receive support right here in Prince George! We can do this together by being UNITED more than ever!

The list of contributors to the campaign is long, but the Tree of Lights would not have been possible without this year’s title sponsors, Canfor and Canfor Pulp.

We also want to recognize the following organizations that go above and beyond to support this campaign: Warmac Ventures Ltd, Sterling Crane, The Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, Country 97 FM, The Goat FM, My Prince George Now, Vendo Media, 101.3 The River, 99.3 Rewind Radio, CKPG TV, Sonic Studios Inc., Duncan and Associates, Barristers and Solicitors Inc., Van Kam Freightways Ltd., Central Builders, The Cat Rental Store, GSP Photography, Northern Hart Designs, Timken, Four Rivers Co-operative, Scotiabank, North Central Labour Council, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Prince George Portable Toilet Services Ltd., Remax Core Realty.

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