Today we are saying goodbye to Jasmine, our Backpack Program Coordinator. 2021 was one busy backpack season and Jasmine took on the task of packing the backpacks (nearly 2000 backpacks so far!!) and the coordination of the volunteers with ease. Our thanks and appreciation go out to Jasmine for everything
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At the United Way of Bruce Grey, our Backpack Program is in full swing! For over 17 years, our organization has been committed to providing fully stocked backpacks to children of low income families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have distributed over 28,000 backpacks to children in
It’s that time of year again! Our Backpack Program is back for it’s 17th year and we could use your support!
It’s that time of year again! Our Backpack Program is back and we would really appreciate your support! 2021 marks the 17th year for our Backpack Program and over the years, due to the amazing generosity of our donors, we have distributed 28,642 backpacks to children of low income families
Looking back on our 2020 Backpack Program – our donors were there for our vulnerable kids. We are so #thankful for the support.
Our 2021 Backpack Program will soon be upon us and we are super excited to get started! 2020 marked our 16th year of providing fully stocked backpacks to children in low income families across Bruce and Grey Counties. Last year, during the pandemic, we distributed a record 2,700 backpacks to
Sadly, there have been at least 10 overdose deaths in Grey and Bruce Counties so far in 2021. Here’s what you need to know.
The above OVERDOSE ALERT was posted May 23rd, 2021. To date, in 2021, there have been at least 10 fatal overdoses in Grey and Bruce Counties. The drugs, which are believed to be fentanyl or carfentanil, are very dangerous and potentially lethal. These drugs come in a variety of colours,
Our “Meals to Motels” initiative marks one year of addressing hunger for those sheltering in motels.
It’s been ONE YEAR of the Meals To Motels (M2M) which addresses hunger for our vulnerable population sheltering in motels. In late April 2020, during our weekly Pandemic Emergency Housing & Homelessness meeting, concern was expressed that the people being sheltered in motels were challenged with getting to OSHaRE, to
You can make a positive impact in the life of a local child in need. Right now, over 800 children who are affected by poverty need your help! Our Hope for Our Kids Fund provides vital essential needs including food, clothing, important safety equipment (such as car seats, gates and
Taxes are to be filed by today, April 30th, 2021. If you have missed filing your taxes on time, you can still file…but do so as soon as possible to avoid potential penalties. Here are some things to know: If you owe taxes because of COVID-19 related benefits, the Canada
Are you feeling like debt is weighing you down? Unable to pay the debts you owe? Struggling and not sure where to turn? The latest MNP Consumer Debt Index found that as much as 53% of Canadians were $200 or less away from not being able to pay their monthly
The numbers are in! Thanks to you and our incredible community partners, over 9,284 meals have been provided to homeless individuals, couples and families sheltering in hotels during the Covid-19 pandemic. The highest number of meals served was in January 2021 with a record of 1,202 meals. About the Meals