Monthly Archives: January 2021

Volunteers Needed at R.O.C.K. Missions

Twice a week, dozens of volunteers reach out to people experiencing homelessness in Chatham-Kent. They bring them meals, supplies, and make connections to help ensure they are receiving and accessing the services they need. R.O.C.K. Missions was established in August 2019 and has quickly grown into an organization that does outreach every Tuesday and Saturday…. Read more »

Take-Out Thursday at the ALC

Something as simple as a ready-made meal can mean so much to someone living in isolation. The Active Lifestyle Centre in Chatham is starting their Take-Out Thursday program where seniors and the general public can visit the Centre and purchase ready-made meals. Executive Director Linda Lucas says the take-out program is one of the few… Read more »

Encouraging Kindness in Schools

“Have a good day and make it good for someone else” is what Sharon Smith heard everyday from her mom, Hilda Wiersma, when heading out to school. Spreading kindness — a lot of local teachers are doing exactly this and Sharon (a staff member at Chatham Christian School) is hoping to connect these teachers from… Read more »

Applications Open for COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

Applications Open for COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund Charities, Non-Profits, and Community Groups Invited to Apply for Emergency Support Funding Together with government, local businesses, foundations, trusts, and philanthropists, the United Way of Chatham-Kent is accepting applications from registered charities, non-profits, and community groups that directly assist with human and social services needs as part of… Read more »

New Year. New United Way.

After responding to the sudden and significant changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the United Way of Chatham-Kent is reinventing itself by turning outward, by courageously building deep relationships that empower all those willing to join us on behalf of those who need us most.   As a result of facilitating weekly… Read more »