Take-Out Thursday at the ALC

Something as simple as a ready-made meal can mean so much to someone living in isolation. The Active Lifestyle Centre in Chatham is starting their Take-Out Thursday program where seniors and the general public can visit the Centre and purchase ready-made meals. Executive Director Linda Lucas says the take-out program is one of the few...

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Encouraging Kindness in Schools

“Have a good day and make it good for someone else” is what Sharon Smith heard everyday from her mom, Hilda Wiersma, when heading out to school. Spreading kindness — a lot of local teachers are doing exactly this and Sharon (a staff member at Chatham Christian School) is hoping to connect these teachers from...

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Applications Open for COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

Applications Open for COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund Charities, Non-Profits, and Community Groups Invited to Apply for Emergency Support Funding Together with government, local businesses, foundations, trusts, and philanthropists, the United Way of Chatham-Kent is accepting applications from registered charities, non-profits, and community groups that directly assist with human and social services needs as part of...

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New Year. New United Way.

After responding to the sudden and significant changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the United Way of Chatham-Kent is reinventing itself by turning outward, by courageously building deep relationships that empower all those willing to join us on behalf of those who need us most.   As a result of facilitating weekly...

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Helping the Homeless Through the Holidays 2020

Chatham-Kent businesses & residents raise $107,992 to help local homeless population.

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Co-Investors Table Encouraging Community to Keep Giving

As challenges increase, several organizations and businesses are asking others to give if they can. Local foundations, Municipal government, several businesses, and philanthropists who have been meeting regularly since the pandemic started are asking the community to continue giving, if they can.   The Co-Investors Table had their first collective meeting April 2nd as a...

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Entegrus Provides Boost to Chatham-Kent United Way’s Covid-19 Response

In support of our current homelessness crisis, Entegrus is proud to provide the United Way of Chatham-Kent with $200,000 from its Corporate Donation Program to go towards its’ Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund. “COVID-19 has had a profound impact on all of us, and we recognize that we not only provide an essential service to...

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An Independence Story

Ben has been a member of New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association for a few years now. He is brilliant, motivated, dedicated and never lets his brain injury define who he is! With the money received from United Way of Chatham-Kent through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, New Beginnings was able to...

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Donating in Chatham Kent is Essential

Donating in Chatham-Kent is Essential “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” -Booker T. Washington

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Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are an incredibly valuable resource for any organization. Without the time, dedication, experience, and passion from volunteers, many great initiatives, fundraisers, and movements wouldn’t be possible. Jane McFadden has been volunteering with R.O.C.K. Missions as a street nurse, connecting with the homeless in Chatham-Kent on a regular basis. When asked why she volunteers, Jane...

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