Bushels of Hope – Reaching out to the Agricultural Community

As part of the restructured Bushels of Hope Program, volunteer committee members have decided to reach out to the agricultural community earlier than ever this year.

“Traditionally – as part of the annual fall United Way Campaign – we have mailed a ‘L’il Green’ envelope following the fall harvest. This year we have identified the need to connect with farmers earlier”, said Lynn Girty, a United Way Board Member and active participant on the Bushels of Hope Committee.  “We believe that there are two realistic opportunities to approach our friends and colleagues in the agricultural sector – early summer and late fall – with a special request to contribute to our local United Way.  We trust that this timing will result in strong support for the numerous agencies, programs and services funded by United Way throughout Chatham-Kent.” Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating a Chatham-Kent Tradition- Red Feather Reunion for 60th Anniversary

September 2015 will mark the 60th anniversary of Red Feather. To celebrate the occasion, a Red Feather Reunion is being planned for October 3, 2015.

The reunion event will be held at the former McKeough Public School, the current home of Blairs’ Boot Camp. It will feature a fashion throughout the decades show presented by Gentry Manor, tribute rooms with Red Feather memorabilia, and a ‘time warp’ dance in the school’s gymnasium. Read the rest of this entry »

Chatham-Kent Youth break records

This spring, Chatham-Kent youth broke the local record for volunteer hours – 1,253 youth volunteered 26,236 hours during the six week long ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge.

ChangeTheWorld is a call to action for youth aged 14-18 years to volunteer through a wide variety of exciting community initiatives from April 12th to May 24th, 2015. The challenge is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network. Read the rest of this entry »

Campaign Associate Positions Available

Contract Positions – 2015 JUL 06 to 2016 JAN 29

 United Way of Chatham-Kent is looking for up to three passionate, committed individuals to join the 2015 Campaign Team.

Successful candidates will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating annual campaigns within specific geographic regions and sectors of Chatham-Kent including South Chatham-Kent (Blenheim, Ridgetown, Thamesville and Bothwell) AND North Chatham-Kent (Wallaceburg and Dresden).

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