The pandemic has affected almost every individual and organization, and UWNBC has been no different. Since the onset of the pandemic, and due to the volunteers’ safety concerns, we have not been able to organize a Day of Caring project. However, our commitment to improving lives by connecting resources to the local needs has reinvigorated us to find ways to help our partner agencies get the help they need to serve those in need in the best way possible.
Henceforth, we have once again joined forces with our incredible partner Kelson Group to help Phoenix Transition Society construct a new deck in the backyard of their transition house for the children to play and enable safe access to the backyard for the delivery of their programs.
“We are so grateful to get this deck done, and it will be good to have the moms and kids enjoying the outdoor space we have for them. We cannot thank United Way Northern BC enough for their perseverance on this project. It has been over two years in the waiting. They have been fantastic and coordinated everything,” says Karen Underhill – Phoenix Transition Society
“This is my first time working with United Way Northern BC here in Prince George. I am new to the Kelson Group, and it’s our absolute pleasure to be completing this project for Phoenix Transition Society. Our organization shares a deep commitment to helping our community, and it is our privilege to step forward with a donation, expertise, and skills to complete this project. United Way Northern BC has made it easy for us to participate by organizing and coordinating the day. We look forward to the impact the deck will have in the community,” says Morgan Kofoed, Property Manager, Kelson Group”
“United Way of Northern BC is thrilled to connect these incredible organizations to help our local community and the people we serve. The Phoenix Transition Society does such critical work to support some of our most vulnerable, so it’s an honour to be able to coordinate this Day of Caring for them. A huge thank you to the Kelson Group for once again coming forward in such a big way to make sure this agency has a space that is both safe and effective for their clients and programming needs. It’s wonderful to see this come together!” says Trista Spencer, Executive Director, United Way of Northern BC.