Great things are happening in Chatham-Kent. Read some of our recent stories to learn what's new in the local nonprofit sector!

This Van Delivers!

Now that Van With a Plan has launched and is out on the road, we want to highlight all the ways our community’s newest mobile outreach unit could be put to use. During the pandemic, we have listened deeply to the community as needs changed and challenges in servicing the community have evolved. The development...

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Van With a Plan Launches in True Community Collaboration

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? The rain held off and the community came together last week to help launch Van With a Plan, a brand new mobile outreach vehicle. Taking place at The Pit Crew Cafe, we were thrilled to partner with this fantastic establishment to offer a Biker Burger Lunch Special and...

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July 30 is World Day to End Trafficking in Persons

Would you know what human trafficking looked like if you saw it? It’s a question to keep in mind as we get closer to July 30, World Day to End Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking is a global problem, with more than 50,000 victims detected and reported around the world in 2018, according to the...

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Building Bridges Out of Poverty

We recently invited United Way of Chatham-Kent staff, volunteers, board members and other community stakeholders to take part in a very special day of training and reflection called Bridges Out of Poverty. The workshop, delivered by certified Bridges Trainers, looked at the impact of poverty on families, the lens and conditions through which we measure...

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We’re going BaCK to School!

BaCK to School (formerly known as the “Backpack Program”) supports learners throughout Chatham-Kent getting the things they need to ensure a great start to the school year. BaCK to School offers a range of gift cards allowing students to address their unique needs. Parents, guardians, and service providers can register Chatham-Kent school-age children for the...

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