It started with a donation of 500 coffee mugs to the United Way in 2014. After finding out that there is a surplus of coffee mugs in the world, what was the United Way to do? For the past two Christmas’ the United Way has provided over 300 gifts to OSHaRE
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Getting off on the right foot from the first day of school to the last day is essential for the educational experiences of all children. The United Way of Bruce Grey wants to help make this a reality for all students in the region and giving them the
It’s been a busy couple of weeks at the United Way so here’s some news you can use! Upcoming special events: Starlight Film Festival – an all teen (14-18) move marathon that starts at Midnight April 28th at the Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound Seniors Fair – June 7th at the
A question was posed on social media this week: do the LEAP grants actually make a difference to people who need help paying their bills? We decided to crunch our numbers 211 Leap files for electricity 28% of applicants had their bills paid in full 22% had less than $100
For Immediate release; 2015-2016 Utility Report – Rural Ontario in Crisis Bruce Grey Utility Assistance report – 2015-2016 (web) The United Way of Bruce Grey wanted to get a larger picture of energy poverty in our region and acknowledge the other organizations who also take on the task of keeping
We had a wonderful day with Belfor out on 20th Street..numbers are still being totaled. Thank you to Belfor, all the volunteers and the hungry hungry people that dropped by.
2020 Backpacks in 2016? The United Way of Bruce Grey is kicking off its annual Backpack Program with a fundraising BBQ at Belfor Property Restoration 2020 20th Street East Owen Sound. Getting off on the right foot from the first day of school to the last day is essential for
On June 3– Volunteers, community partners and county staff are coming together to build a youth engagement pavilion at the Alpha Street housing community in Owen Sound. Tradespeople and volunteers are donating their time and expertise to build the pavilion, which will be a resource for youth in the community.
Food Bank Report 2016 The United Way of Bruce Grey in partnership with the Food Security Action Group of the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force are releasing their 2015 Hunger Report : WTF – Where’s The Food! Area food banks have noted a 92% increase in the number visits throughout
This new targeted fund is to support Bruce Grey wide welcoming initiatives for newcomers both to the community and those new to Canada. Bruce and Grey Counties are expecting a significant influx of newcomers to our community and we need to ensure the resources and community agencies are able to