Young Leaders helping to feed 796 Kids & teens in CK

  We Are in This Together. When a global pandemic struck our community, a group of engaged youth in our community took action. What happened next was a textbook example of how sustained mentorship and support can empower and inspire youth to see a need and take action. The Junior Optimist Club of Chatham did...

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Joint support for the Emergency Community Support Fund

  Emergency Community Support Fund Joint statement from Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada The Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a vital step forward in our country’s rapid response to COVID-19. As Minister Hussen has noted, “The COVID-19 crisis is having a real and significant...

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United Way of Chatham-Kent announces the recipients of the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program

  United Way of Chatham-Kent announces the recipients of the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program   United Way of Chatham-Kent has issued grants to five agencies in Chatham-Kent on behalf of United Way Centraide Canada and funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program. These non-profit community service organizations...

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MAKING A MIRACLE ON MAY 16TH

  Local Community Group Hopes to Hold CK’s Largest Food Drive in Response to COVID-19 Crisis   The COVID-19 crisis has created a shortage of volunteers and donations, leaving a portion of the population in a vulnerable position. When it comes to food banks, many of the shelves are bare. To help, a group of...

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Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program

  United Way of Chatham Kent has been actively deploying the funds across Chatham-Kent raised through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. By working with a network of charities, organizations and a variety of initiatives United Way has been able to identify and respond to the gaps, needs, trends and opportunities that are emerging locally. “Through...

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Helping to feed children during a time of COVID-19

  How many times have you heard “Mooooooom, I’m hungry!” since March Break and social-isolation started? We are guessing, it’s only about a million. Only parents, caregivers, and teachers, truly know the terrifying transformation that happens when a child is hungry. Pre-schoolers change from gentle, cuddly-bunnies into ravenous pterodactyls at exactly twelve seconds past lunch...

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New Campaign to Coordinate Efforts & Rally Support for Those Most Vulnerable during COVID-19

  On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. Since then, public health, several municipal departments, social services agencies, community groups, and United Way of Chatham-Kent have come together to ensure we are able to continue to support those most in need in our community. Grassroots groups have...

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United Way of Chatham-Kent Reinvesting Donor Dollars in North Kent

United Way is improving ways to allocate donor dollars, avoiding program duplication and evaluating how people are connecting with their directly funded services. After careful consideration, United Way of Chatham-Kent is changing how operations are run in Wallaceburg. As of April 1, 2020, the United Way of Chatham-Kent outreach office will be closing and services...

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United Way Chatham-Kent raises $1,443,786 to invest in C-K

United Way of Chatham-Kent announced today that their Annual Campaign has wrapped up, raising $1,443,786. The announcement was made this morning at the Campaign Touchdown Breakfast by the Advanced Realty Solution’s team who were United Way’s 2019 Campaign Chairs. “When we took on the task of chairing this campaign as a team; we collectively decided...

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TekSavvy Shows their Local Love

The loss of a loved one is devastating, but when it happens to a child, it represents one of life’s most shattering experiences. Thankfully, in Chatham-Kent, Erie St. Clair VON offers the VON Kids’ Circle; a free program that offers a safe space where youth receive the tools and resources they need to cope with...

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