Help us shine the light on good things happening in CK!

  Chatham-Kent is known for looking out for each other, finding new ways to pull together, and lifting each other up. In 2020, CK has raised the bar on community action and United Way Chatham-Kent wants to shine a light on the moments of connection and compassion happening locally. We are in the process of...

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United Way’s Funding into the Community

We have always been in the background helping our community. It became very clear to United Way of Chatham-Kent early in the pandemic that the we needed to stay nimble and bring front-line social service organizations, charities, and grassroots groups together to get a forecast on what is happening locally. As we were working together...

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Adopt a Grandparent Program

Locally Developed Social Platform – Gigit Community – Powers Chatham-Kent Non-Profit Partners To Support Isolated Seniors Social and physical isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been an ongoing challenge for everyone. However, seniors – who often struggle with isolation in their day-to-day lives due to physical limitations or health challenges (such as dementia/Alzheimer’s), and issues...

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New Financial Relief Navigator offers one stop COVID-19 benefits and relief information

New Financial Relief Navigator offers one stop COVID-19 benefits and relief information   Prosper Canada has just announced the launch of the Financial Relief Navigator (FRN), a bilingual one-stop portal where Canadians can access critical COVID-19 emergency benefits and financial relief from governments, financial institutions, utility, telecom and internet providers. Over eight million Canadians have lost...

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Top 5 Needs of the Priority Populations (June 12, 2020)

Coming together to ensure that Chatham-Kent is meeting the needs of the Priority Populations Since the start of flattening the curve in Chatham-Kent, United Way has been collaborating with Chatham-Kent’s network of charities, organizations and grassroots initiatives to identify and respond to the gaps, needs, trends and opportunities that emerge locally in response to COVID-19....

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How the May 16 Miracle is Feeding the Community

When you are feeding between 50-150 people each week, every donation you receive is a blessing. On May 22, volunteers from the Campbell AME Church came with a humble grocery list, and left with their hearts (and carts) full. For the past 10 years, the Campbell AME Church on 104 King Street East, Chatham, have...

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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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