Posts Categorized: Success 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 »

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: 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: 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 »

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 »

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 »

CK Businesses Show They Care

  Because Chatham-Kent cares, more than $134,000 will go to programs supporting those experiencing the root causes of homelessness! We want to recognize all of the generous businesses and individuals that took part in Because We Care CK in 2022-23, understanding that the root causes of homelessness are varied and unpredictable – and that our… Read more »

Another Great Turn OUt for Tampon Tuesday!

A bit of bad weather couldn’t stop more than 80 cars coming through our Tampon Tuesday Drive Thru this week, with volunteers from Enbridge Fuelling Futures and Tek Savvy on hand to receive and sort a whopping 1900+ donated items. With an emphasis on the high cost of period products, Tampon Tuesday was created in… Read more »