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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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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