Monthly Archives: November 2020

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are an incredibly valuable resource for any organization. Without the time, dedication, experience, and passion from volunteers, many great initiatives, fundraisers, and movements wouldn’t be possible. Jane McFadden has been volunteering with R.O.C.K. Missions as a street nurse, connecting with the homeless in Chatham-Kent on a regular basis. When asked why she volunteers, Jane… Read more »

Baking With Will

At the beginning of the pandemic, University of Waterloo student William Shepherd decided to learn how to bake bread. Since then, he has taught himself how to bake white & whole wheat sourdough, rye sourdough, French baguettes, and focaccia. Will is coming back home to Chatham-Kent for the holidays next month and has decided to hold… Read more »

Social Service Relief Fund Report

We know this year has unique challenges, but that makes our work as a United Way even more important. Together, $354,000 of the Social Service Relief Fund has been allocated to support food security.

Change Starts When We Listen

In years past, it may have appeared that Chatham-Kent didn’t have a homelessness problem. Homelessness has always existed here, but in recent years, and especially since March when the pandemic hit, it has become much more visible. In just 8 months, homelessness has doubled in Chatham-Kent. Karyn O’Neil, who is the Director of Community Engagement… Read more »

Big Need for Mentors in Rural Chatham-Kent

Just down Queen Street and past the Chatham-Kent Public Library in downtown Chatham, you’ll come across a building painted partially in bright purple with white footprints leading towards the back. That’s where you’ll find the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent office, where Amanda, Paige, and Holly work. When you walk in, you’re greeted with… Read more »