Posts Categorized: Impact Stories

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 »

The Reconcili-action committee recommends: books for every age and reader

In honour of National Indigenous People’s Day, the Reconcili-ACTION Committee of Chatham-Kent has put together a recommended book list that supports Indigenous authors and includes fiction for adults, teens and children, as well as books about Indigenous history, Truth and Reconciliation, and Canadian history. You’re going to need a bigger bookshelf! For more information, contact [email protected]Read more »

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 »

Introducing the Be Safe App, A New Mental Health Resource for CK

From the Media Release: There’s a new tool available to the Chatham-Kent community thanks to a collaboration of local stakeholders. Launching just in time for Mental Health Week (May 1-7), Be Safe, a free mobile app, allows users to quickly and easily access local mental health resources that are nearby, available, and up to date…. 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 »