by: Caroline Araujo Abbotts, Financial Literacy Program Coordinator, United Way of Bruce Grey It is a time of heightened concern and fear. I am nervous about walking down the street and a virus too small to see that may be anywhere. I am worried about the safety of my family’s
Category Archives: Coronavirus
Canadian seniors across the country are facing significant health, economic, and social challenges due to COVID-19. Physical distancing is weighing heavily on those who are separated from their families, and rely on help to get groceries and other essential items. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this week that seniors
The Government of Canada, through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), worked with United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC), Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross to establish the foundational program design for the Emergency Community Support Fund. Thank you for your interest, the fund is now closed for
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted us all but for those who were already struggling or have lost their job, these are very tough times indeed. In addition to our Utility Assistance Program which provides help for heating and electricity costs for low income households, there are other programs available as
We are in need of a variety of essential care items for our Vulnerable Seniors Hamper Project. Can you help?
We are in the process of preparing some hampers full of essential items for vulnerable seniors in our local communities and we could use your help! We are in need of a variety of items that will be included in the hampers. Suggestions for support items in the hampers include;
In 2019, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to donate iPads as a teaching tool to the participants of the Reach Centre Grey/Bruce. Not only were the participants able to learn safe social media usage but the iPads acted as a communications tool for those that
Thanks to our donors, Maple View Long Term Long Term Care have received their Girl Guide cookies. Now, we invite you to help us send more.
This photo fills our hearts with so much gratitude for so many wonderful reasons. As many of you know, last week we launched our Cookie Kindness Campaign in which donors could sponsor a box of Girl Guide Cookies from the Owen Sound Girl Guides for a local long term
Let’s Share Some Sweetness and Thank a Local Long Term Care Home (and support the Girl Guides as well).
Thank a care home looking after our most vulnerable seniors by sponsoring a box of Girl Guide cookies! Our healthcare workers at long term care facilities are such heroes. The kindness and the caring they show to our loved ones and the most vulnerable is amazing always but during a
Every day our healthcare workers on the front lines are putting their lives on the line for us and our loved ones. They definitely are our true heroes during this time. We invite you to pay tribute to a special healthcare worker in your life who is making a difference
Community Update Report: Lots of amazing things happened this week thanks to our donors and volunteers.
Our donors and volunteers have made a lot of REALLY AMAZING things happen in recent days. We are SO thankful for each and every one of you who have supported our quest to help the most vulnerable in our region through our Pandemic Relief Fund. And to those who are