June is #PrideMonth and throughout the month (and always) we are celebrating the 2SLGBTQ+ community as well as diversity and acceptance of others. It’s heartwarming to see pride flags flying throughout Bruce and Grey. The flag is steeped in meaning and significance. It was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert
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Every year the United Way of Bruce Grey provides fully stocked Backpacks to low income families and agencies assisting low income children. Over 2700 backpacks were packed and distributed in 2020. The United Way is looking for an outgoing college or university marketing or communication student to plan and organize
Struggling to pay for your heating and electricity bills? You are not alone. There is help for low income households – find out more here!
Struggling to pay your heating and electricity bills? You are not alone. In a year unlike any other before, many are experiencing financial challenges that are affecting them to keep on top of their bills. The good news is that help exists for low income individuals and families. Learn more
Happy holidays! This will be a different Christmas for us all but we hope the season brings you joy and happiness. If you need assistance and referrals to local community and social programs, please call 211. 211 is free, available 24/7 and is completely confidential. For year end donations, our
I was at a presentation once and the woman who spoke was given flowers at the end of her talk. She turned to the audience and said “Never say “You shouldn’t have.” Always say thank you when given something. If there is no one to receive, there can be no
The United Way has been honoured to host two fundraising toy drives for two area companies. Bruce Power employees have raised over $28 000 for area toy drives, this in addition to the $15 000 the company provided to Bruce, Grey and Huron County toy drives. Kinectrics has raised $4780
Know the facts – there are special rules that apply to Electricity Companies and Sub-meter Providers.
There are special rules that apply to Utility Companies or Sub-meter providers. These special rules are for individuals living with low income challenges. You can take advantage of (or qualify for) these special rules if:– You’ve received LEAP emergency financial assistance within the past two years, or– You are receiving
Last week we started where most good financial decisions start… with creating a budget. A budget is a tool to help make decisions based on information about your overall financial situation. Reviewing your budget – Make sure your budget covers the following:• your monthly expenses,• your expected income,• your assets,
The Winter Disconnection Ban starts today and runs until April 30th, 2021. Here are 5 important things that residential customers should know about the ban: Electricity and gas distributors are banned from disconnecting residential customers for non-payment from November 15 to April 30. Electricity and gas distributors have until December
Food Security Co-ordinator Full time contract position: August 17 to March 31st 2021, Wage rate: $25 hr, 37.5 hr/week, 32 weeks The United Way of Bruce Grey has received a grant to hire a full time Food Security Co-ordinator with a goal of improving food security throughout the region by