United Way of Northern BC is thrilled to announce that the community of Prince George has once again showered their #LocalLove in abundance! What seemed like an ambitious goal of $50,000 to raise for critical community programming has been surpassed by 35%! After extending the campaign into the new year, we have raised $68,886 to support social service programming in Prince George.

Once again, local people and businesses have shown an unparalleled commitment to support the local community and those that need it most, especially as so many are affected by economic downturns and the prolonged pandemic. The love and support that the people in Prince George have shown for each other is inspiring and incredibly heartwarming. They answered the call and generously donated to help us reach (and surpass!) this year’s ambitious goal.

The funds raised through the United Way Tree of lights campaign will go towards addressing some of the most pressing issues that the Prince George community faces. The need for social service has heightened to a level never seen before. These funds will play a vital role in supporting some of the critical programs that support the most vulnerable in the local community.

“Wow! Thank you, Prince George! This community continues to amaze us. The incredibly generous people and organizations in our Northern BC community always show up when it’s needed for their friends, family, and neighbours. This response to our Tree of Lights campaign truly demonstrates the amazing things we can do together, and through the proceeds from this campaign, the local agencies and people that will be impacted is beyond measure,” said Trista Spencer, Executive Director, United Way of Northern BC.

“Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and supporters for believing in each other, and trusting us to help you maximize the impact we can make right here in Prince George. We are eternally grateful.”

“Congratulations to the United Way of Northern BC for another outstanding Tree of Lights campaign! Canfor is proud to continue working with the United Way of Northern BC to support those in Prince George who are most in need,” said Kevin Anderson, Vice President of Operations, Canfor Pulp.

“The Tree of Lights campaign is just one example of our community’s generosity and enthusiasm to help each other. Thank you to everyone who generously contributed and the dedicated volunteers for your support of the United Way of Northern BC,” said Kevin Horsnell, Vice President of Operations, Canfor Wood Products.

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

We also want to recognize the following organizations that go above and beyond to support this campaign: Warmac Ventures Ltd, The Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, Brink Group of Companies, Vista Radio, Vendo Media, Prince George District Teachers’ Association, LiUNA-Local 1611, Jon M Duncan Law Corporation, Northern Hart Designs, BC Northern Real Estate Board, Timken, Four Rivers Co-operative, Scotiabank, North Central Labour Council, Carrier Lumber Ltd., Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Van Kam Freightway’s Ltd, King Pine Contracting, Sterling Crane.

To find more information about our other initiatives, visit our website at www.unitedwaynbc.ca or get in touch with us at info@unitedwaynbc.ca or 250-561-1040. You can also follow us on the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @unitedwaynbc.

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