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

Join the excitement at the United Way Bus Pull this Saturday!

May 21st, 2019|

May 25, 2019 (Kelowna, BC) – The United Way Bus Pull returns to downtown Kelowna Saturday, May 25th with a record 17 teams fundraising and competing for bragging rights and the United Way Community Cup. This will be a fun, family event with the Boyd Autobody Car-B-Q run by GenNext Kelowna, “Everything that Rumbles”

Boyd Gives Back to United Way

April 9th, 2019|

    In addition to transforming your car back to tip-top shape following any unfortunate collision or glass repair, Boyd Autobody & Glass have also been champions of our local community for over 20 years. This Spring, owner Methal Abougoush and his team, are generously partnering with United Way across their

Local United Ways join forces for local good

April 2nd, 2019|

April 2, 2019 – Today, United Way Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen (CSO) and United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap (NOCS) announced they have joined forces under the new name United Way Southern Interior BC. The merger creates a strong, efficient regional United Way, focused on local impact and investment. By combining

BDC deep cleans at Ozanam House for Day of Caring

March 19th, 2019|

       March 15, 2019 - Thanks to local Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) branch team for the Day of Caring at Ozanam House. The team tackled the ultra fun task of deep cleaning the kitchen. Very much appreciate this valiant effort! Another fantastic Pushor Mitchell United Way Day

In the News: Vernon Chamber’s Spring Expo a big success

March 19th, 2019|

Photo credit - Castanet: Dione Chambers, Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce general manager, left, presents Linda Yule, with United Way a cheque for $2,140. March 14, 2019 -  The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Expo is being hailed a success, not just for the chamber, but a local community service

Peachfest Parade – Talk about driving your community forward!

August 16th, 2018|

August 11, 2018 (Penticton) - The Penticton Peachfest Parade was once again anchored by 3 caring companies supporting United Way CSO and promoting the South Okanagan Drive Thru Breakfast. BURNCO, a long-time corporate supporter and donor, coordinated the parade "floats" with staff and kids joining in the fun by decorating the

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – Gorman Bros Lumber

August 7th, 2018|

Pictured above (left to right): Helen Jackman, David Pazdzierski, Nicole Arkle, Nick Stulberg, Brad Gilbert, Robert Blackhall, and Justin Sharko In 1951, John and Ross Gorman and their wives started a small business making apple boxes. The business has grown to five forest products divisions employing 1200 people. It started as a

Making a splash for your community at the United Way Dunk Tank

July 24th, 2018|

July 21st, 2018 (Kelowna, BC) – United Way CSO would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated and contributed at the United Way Dunk Tank at the Downtown Kelowna Association Block Party. The Dunk Tank took place on July 21st, 2018 from 10am to 4pm on Bernard

RBC Future Launch donates to local United Way tech program for youth

July 4th, 2018|

July 4, 2018 (Kelowna) – Today, RBC Foundation presented a cheque for $11,800 to United Way CSO for <CODE>anagan, a tech program for disadvantaged youth. Led by United Way, the program is a partnership with Accelerate Okanagan, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and Okanagan College that will provide youth with bootcamps and mentorship

City of Kelowna Airport Crew Lends a Hand at Day of Caring

June 29th, 2018|

June 28th - Four employees from the City of Kelowna Airport Crew took time out of their schedule to participate in a Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring. These employees helped paint a John Howard Society group transition home. Thanks to the Airport Crew for giving time and energy to

Swing Away for United Way Chips in for Local Community!

June 25th, 2018|

June 25, 2018 (Kelowna, BC) – United Way CSO would like to extend a huge thank you to Kayla Caruana of Investors Group for hosting the 2nd Annual Swing Away for United Way on June 14, 2018. It was a fantastic afternoon and over $1000 was raised for our community! Forty

RBC Mortgage Group give back at Day of Caring

June 13th, 2018|

      May 30, 2018 - RBC Mortgage Group brought a team of 30+ employees to Arion Therapeutic Farm to tackle all sorts of projects including fence painting, clean up, and garden maintenance. In addition to lending over 60 hours of service, they donated $1000 to the charity. Well done

Costco Kelowna #1 again in 2017 campaign fundraising

May 17th, 2018|

Costco Wholesale Kelowna is once again the #1 workplace campaign in our region for 2017! The Costco team of 400+ employees raised just over $60,000 and was matched 50% by Costco Wholesale for a total that reached over $90,000. In addition, they participated in a “Seeing is Believing” bus tour, visiting

United Way celebrates community “rockstars” from 2017 Central Okanagan campaign

April 6th, 2018|

Shown above: Costco was honoured again as the top workplace campaign in 2017 donating over $92,000 with 100% participation. Show above: Board members, Jennifer Robins and Jennifer Kilback (Hyper Hippos), Costco’s Adele Barton, UWCSO Executive Director Helen Jackman, Barb Kellert, Rod Schultz, Aliel Leslie, Kathleen Clancy, and Kim Komant of Costco. April

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