All Donor Stories2017-05-28T17:20:23-07:00

70th Anniversary year comes to a close

March 31st, 2021|

A Message from Kahir March 31, 2021 Dear Friends and Neighbours, Wow, what a year it has been. United Way, as a movement, has always been a champion of community collaboration, and our past year has been no different. The past 12 months has been one of the most challenging ones

Giving Tuesday activities go online or virtual this year

December 1st, 2020|

December 1, 2020 - Giving Tuesday Okanagan was incredibly important this year as many charities struggle to adapt to COVID protocols and fundraise in the midst of a pandemic forcing all Giving Tuesday activities either virtual or online. Donations this Giving Tuesday tripled since 2019! Thank you to everyone who donated

Dawson Group donates over $24k with inaugural United Way campaign

November 26th, 2020|

Shown above: Jesse Olinyk and Rhonda Bampton of IRL International Truck Centre in Kelowna  Dawson Group is the latest local, caring company to create a  workplace campaign with their employees and recently notified us that their campaign has reached nearly $25,000 in its first year! Extraordinary!! The Dawson Group is a

RBC continues support for local youth through CODEanagan

September 28th, 2020|

Shown above (left to right): Jeremy Lugowy, Corporate Giving Manager/UWBC , Nicole Dalton, Community Manager/RBC, Alex Reid, Community Manager/Accelerate Okanagan, Ray Warren, VP Commercial Banking/RBC, Courtney Hesse, Regional VP/RBC, Helena Jordo, Program Coordinator/Okanagan College and Jude Brunt with UWBC . September 28, 2020 (Kelowna) – RBC Foundation presented a cheque for $40,000

TD’s Ready Commitment donates to local COVID Relief Fund

August 31st, 2020|

The United Way SIBC receives funding to help address the impacts of COVID-19 on the Okanagan regions vulnerable community August 31, 2020 - Within vulnerable communities there is an urgent demand for donations as British Columbia prepares for a second wave of COVID-19. While governments across Canada are focusing on the

Sleeman Breweries Announces $35,000 Donation to COVID-19 Response

April 21st, 2020|

Guelph, Ontario. April 15, 2020. Sleeman Breweries, the third largest brewing company nationwide, announced $35,000 in funding to United Ways across Canada today, to assist with COVID-19 community relief efforts across the county. Of the total gift, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin will receive $10,000 to support local agencies assist the

United Way launches COVID-19 recovery and response plan

March 24th, 2020|

New relief fund and resources launched to rally support for social & community services sector supporting the most vulnerable people impacted by this crisis. March 24, 2020 — Today, United Way British Columbia along with the Community Foundations of the North, Central and South Okanagan and other community partners, are asking

An update from UWBC re: COVID-19

March 16th, 2020|

March 16, 2020 To our valued Community and Media Partners, Volunteers and Donors, Like most organizations, United Way has developed measures to manage operations during the COVID-19 situation. In light of the recent measures taken at the provincial and federal level in regards to COVID-19, we want to reassure you that

Playtime Casino donates to United Way Community Fund

March 4th, 2020|

March 3, 2020 (Kelowna) – Today, Playtime Casino donated over $3000 to the 2019/2020 United Way campaign. These vital funds will go into the 2020 community fund allocations supporting over 28 local charities who in turn provide services to over 38,000 people in the Central Okanagan. Playtime is a consistent supporter of

Giving Tuesday celebrated throughout the Okanagan

December 4th, 2019|

[Okanagan] [December 4, 2019] – Giving Tuesday civic celebrations were held yesterday as part of the Giving Tuesday Okanagan movement. Local civic leaders, charities, companies and citizens gathered at City Hall in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon to recognize the official kickoff of the giving season and celebrate those that give back.

Chances Kelowna gives back with #UNIGNORABLE campaign

November 22nd, 2019|

October 2019 (Kelowna) - Chances Kelowna turned the month of October into an #UNIGNORABLE fundraising campaign raising over $3000 for vulnerable people in our community. Led by Marketing Manager, Emily Hubbard, the campaign had multiple elements including over $2000 raised at Funday Fridays Bingo and a slot floor promotion that raised

Central Okanagan Campaign Kickoff and #UNIGNORABLE launch

September 23rd, 2019|

September 13, 2019 (Central Okanagan) - United Way launched the Central Okanagan 2019/2020 campaign with the annual kickoff breakfast on Friday, September 13 at the Coast Capri Hotel. Thanks to our sponsors - presenting sponsor: BDO, Supporting sponsors: BMO Financial Group, Sun Life Financial and Coast Capri Hotel; media partners -

North Okanagan Campaign Kickoff Reception – September 19, 2019

September 23rd, 2019|

September 19 (Vernon) – A wonderful display of local love last Thursday evening in Vernon, as Bannister Honda hosted United Way SIBC’s North Okanagan Campaign Kickoff Reception. Presented by MNP LLP, the event brought together local community champions from local workplaces, corporate sponsors, charity partners, volunteers and community leaders for a sneak

United Way invests in 80 local programs through Community Fund

September 12th, 2019|

September 11, 2019 (Southern Interior) – This week, United Way announced grants of over $620k from the Community Fund for 80 vital programs delivered by 54 unique charities across the Southern Interior including Central, South & North Okanagan, Similkameen, Columbia & Shuswap area. These investments will help improve the lives of

Swing Away for United Way Gives Back to the Community

August 7th, 2019|

July 25, 2019 (Kelowna, BC) – A huge thank you to Kayla Caruana at IG Wealth Management and Samantha Barker at Farris LLP for hosting the ladies golf clinic and fundraiser, Swing Away for United Way at Kelowna Driving Range. Professional instruction was given by two PGA golf pros who helped

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – RBC

July 12th, 2019|

      As the 2018 Workplace Campaign comes to a close we would like to thank our champion RBC who have raised over $250,000 in the last 10 years. Locally, RBC has been supporting United Way SIBC by coordinating a Workplace Campaign for over 15 years! It comes as no

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