Posts Categorized: 75th Anniversary

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring! Resource Development Associate 16-week contract, full time Flexible hours Summary Working under the direction of the Interim Chief Executive Officer, the Resource Development Associate supports resource development and fundraising income through direct work on strategies including, but not limited to the annual fundraising campaign, special events, sponsorships, individual giving, and workplace campaigns. The… Read more »

Enbridge Kick-Off Marks 75 Years of Partnership

UWOCK staff and friends were excited to join Enbridge Gas at two locations last week for the annual kick-off to the fall campaign season.     The sun was shining as Enbridge Gas staff at the Dawn/Euphemia and Chatham locations celebrated the annual event with food, fun, special guests and a raffle at each location… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Our Devoted Donors

This week’s Flashback Friday comes from the Chatham Daily News on November 3, 1959, when we took the opportunity to thank the many donors who had contributed to the Red Feather Fund (as campaigns were once called). Zoom in on the article to see a larger version and all the people who helped our community… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Cluck if you know the answer

Are you ready to choose the next Miss Red Feather? This week’s Flashback Friday takes us back to 1967 when an intense battle for the feathered crown was about to come to its nail-biting (claw-biting?) conclusion. We’re not sure who won, but if you recognize any of these enthusiastic contestants, let us know!  

Flashback Friday: The Second Decade

Lots of things have changed since UWOCK’s second decade of operation during the years 1958-1969 — but pretty cool to see that our phone number isn’t one of them!      

Flashback Friday – 1950 Campaign Ad

For Flashback Friday this week, we’re taking a look at a campaign ad that ran in the Chatham Daily News in 1950!   Beginning on October 3, people were encouraged to “Give as generously as you can,” for the benefit of young and old. The 11 agencies that the appeal would benefit were also listed,… Read more »

Flashback Friday: The First 10 Years

In 1948, Canada won 4 medals at the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, My Happiness by Ella Fitzgerald had hit the number one spot on the Billboard charts, and The Community Chest, soon to be known as United Way, began operation in Chatham-Kent. The world was in a period of rebuilding after the end of… Read more »

Flashback Friday – One from the cringe files

It’s Flashback Friday! Every week we’re digging into the archives, and on the last Friday of the month, we’re presenting the cringe files — a look at some of the ideas, items and stories that haven’t aged quite as well as others. Here’s one from a 1971 campaign ad, as seen in the Chatham Daily… Read more »

It’s Our 75th Anniversary!

United Way of Chatham Kent is celebrating 75 Years of a Caring Community – a milestone we’ve reached thanks to you! Established in 1948, United Way began their presence in CK with the collaborative efforts of passionate volunteers, Labour Council and Union Gas (Enbridge). $50,000 was raised for the first campaign to benefit six local… Read more »