On the SEVENTH Day of Giving, Be a Part of the Because We Care Holiday Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? The telltale signs of the holiday season are beginning to adorn Chatham-Kent as lights are strung and fires are lit in homes across the municipality, but the stark reality is that for many, there are no windows to hang lights on; no cozy rooms kept warm by a crackling...

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On the SIXTH Day of Giving, The Importance of Community Partnerships

On the SIXTH Day of Giving, we are looking at the ways we can nurture partnerships and achieve amazing things. We’ve been able to enjoy successful events that benefit local organizations and initiatives thanks to collaboration and hard (but fun!) work TOGETHER with local businesses, dedicated nonprofits and committed community members.        ...

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Teachers’ Totes Headed to Dozens of Local Classrooms

“It’s like Christmas!” Some out-of-the-box thinking led to a box full of goodness for classrooms this year, as 54 Teachers’ Totes were delivered to each and every local school in Chatham-Kent. Stuffed with goodies for both teachers and students, the Totes can be used to help support all those returning to classrooms marked by ever-changing...

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We Want to Hear From You!

The Community Voice initiative has launched and we want to hear from you!     For the next several weeks, you’ll see these green and black postcards in libraries throughout the municipality. Take one and let us know the kind of community you want to live in, or scan the QR code below to offer...

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Tampon Tuesday Another Huge Success

Thank you to all who helped make Tampon Tuesday a success!   For the second pandemic year in a row, Women United chose to host a drive-thru Tampon Tuesday event at the Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Centre, and we’re happy to report that it was an even greater success than last year’s event!        Thanks...

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Mental Health Bracelets Debut Across Chatham-Kent

Students and other young people across CK and Walpole Island First Nation have a new tool to use for understanding their feelings and communicating those feelings to others. The Name It, Don’t Numb It rainbow bracelets have been sent to classrooms and outreach organizations throughout the municipality to distribute to students as part of Mental...

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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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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