Bruce Grey Child and Family Services Foundation merges with the United Way of Bruce Grey


For Immediate Release – October 24 2017

Bruce Grey Child and Family Services Foundation merges with the United Way of Bruce Grey

Bruce Grey Child and Family Services Foundation, commonly known as the Our Kids Bruce Grey Foundation, approached the United Way Bruce Grey, in the spring, to ask if our shared focus on vulnerable people could become the beginning of a new tradition.

The United Way was an organization that we already had a strong partnership with. They supported our camp and winter programs with grants and we often worked together on community projects. The United Way is an efficient charity with strong connections to our community and are champions for the needs of vulnerable people. They have worked hard to bring the economic challenges of rural Ontarians to Queen’s Park. Their backpack program already helps children and youth succeed in school. We are proud of their success with respect to advocacy on the costs of power. We share many values including the values of respect, accountability, caring and collaboration.

The United Way of Bruce Grey has partnered with Bruce Grey Child and Family Services (BGCFS) for many years, providing funding to the BGCFS Foundation since its inception, and prior to that, to the Children’s Aid Societies serving both Bruce and Grey. Together we helped the most vulnerable children and families in our region. Today, we are thrilled to announce that our role in this existing partnership is expanding as the important work accomplished by the BGCFS Foundation will now be achieved under the United Way’s leadership.

Donations will help families in Bruce and Grey live in safe places for children to grow up. Donations will also help purchase things like cribs, car seats, spots in summer camps, snowsuits and spots in recreation programs as well as other items urgently needed by families.

Some examples of supports provided

  • 156 children attended camp in the summer of 2017
  • 251 children and youth received a backpack in 2017
  • 699 children received snowsuits and winter coats last winter

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