United Way giving campaign underway in Okanagan-Shuswap

Annual event helps programs for United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap

The United Way Community Giving campaign in the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap is well underway.

Be the reason United Way is able to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families, people with diverse-abilities and seniors.

Donations to United Way stay local and are invested in the community they are raised in. Your United Way funds programs addressing some of the most urgent needs in our community – from programs for prenatal nutrition to youth engagement, to post-partum depression and trauma counselling for women, as well as safe, enriching places for kids after-school.

RELATED: United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap breakfast bags big bucks

“When people get to a program funded by United Way they are looking to improve their own situation or have a better outcome for their children and their family,” said Linda Yule, executive director of United Way NOCS. “We cannot solve poverty or homelessness but we can work with those on the front lines dealing with the people and families in crisis.”

There are growing needs in the communities.

One in five children lives in poverty. There is a growing gap between the rich and the poor – more than 50 per cent of households are only two paycheques away from losing their car or house.

RELATED: RBC backs United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap

One in five people lives with mental illness and these issues and challenges impact everyone.

“And none of us knows what is around the corner,” said Yule.

All donations received by Dec. 31 will get a 2018 tax receipt.

For more information on the impact of your donations, visit: http://unitedwaynocs.com/community-impact/

To donate to the campaign, visit http://unitedwaynocs.com/get-involved/give or call 250-549-1346.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

100 Homes Penticton gets a new name after year of success

The campaign, run by the United Way South Okanagan, housed an additional 130 people in 2019

Penticton council urged to consider finding student housing options

Students with the Okanagan College Penticton campus presented at the regular meeting on Oct. 15

Is your business ready for when disaster strikes? Find out at FutureBiz Penticton 2019

The event for entrepreneurs to learn and connect returns for its second year on Dec. 4

Shinedown pumped to return to Penticton

The metal band stops at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Oct. 15

Celtic Illusion coming to Penticton in 2020

The show features contemporary Irish dance paired with grand illusions and magic

Election 2019: Connie Denesiuk – Liberal Party candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Connie Denesiuk is running for the Liberal Party in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding

Potent power play paces Canucks to 5-1 win over Detroit

Miller nets a pair as Vancouver wins third straight

Okanagan ski hills highlighted on website’s ‘most affordable’ list

HomeToGo looks at rentals, lift passes, accommodations and food to compile list of Top 50

UPDATE: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in U.S. after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Quantum 1 cannabis retailer scheduled to open in Similkameen Nov. 1

Owner Russ Rossi promises modern shopping experience

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Okanagan man killed in head-on collision on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Police say 21-year-old died at scene after pickup truck collided with transport trailer

Most Read