News Letter January 2018
Youth Challenge a Success!
On December 6th, five local high schools in Timmins raised money for United Way by competing to see who has the most spirit! Thank you to the students for their continued support and who made generous donations to United Way. Their efforts will help build stronger communities locally.
Cambrian Ford Revs Up Support for United Way
For every vehicle purchased in the month of November, Cambrian Ford donated $100 to the United Way’s Community Fund. $7,600 will be invested in local programs and front-line services to ensure that when people need help, it’s available.
Ford Canada and United Way have a long-standing relationship that spans across the country. Ford Canada and their employees collectively donates more than $1 million dollars to United Ways across the country every year.
Investing in Communities. Investing in Futures.
We would like to thank Scotiabank for their continued support across our entire district. Their strategic investment in our communities is an investment in our futures. We appreciate Scotiabank’s ongoing commitment and partnership with United Way.
OPS United Way Campaign a Success!
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) campaign is all wrapped up and we’d like to thank all OPS staff for their participation and support. Also, we’d like to thank our OPS Sponsored Employee, Barb Wenzowski, for all her hard work.
22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay
22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay (CFB North Bay) wrapped up their campaign this December. Kicking off with a BBQ, CFB North Bay went above and beyond to support their local United Way. Among many events, was a Halloween trivia night and a beard growing competition. Their largest event was a plane pulling competition where CFB members and community partners formed teams and competed to see who could pull a plane across the finish lane the fastest. The winning team crossed the finish line in only 15.72 seconds!
Photo by: Gord Young, North Bay Nugget
Working Class Heroes Banquet 2018
You’re invited to join us at the first Working Class Heroes banquet being held on January 20th at 5:00 p.m. in celebration of the Sudbury and District Labour Council’s 60th anniversary! Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight. We will be honouring many working class heroes throughout the night, including our very own United Way labour volunteer extraordinaire, Tina Vincent! Congratulations Tina and to all the winners. Check out the poster for more details.
Call for Nominations for the GenNext Volunteer Awards
Do you know a young person who strives to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community? Someone who isdetermined to volunteer their time and expertise to help those in need? Click here to nominate them for a GenNext Volunteer Award and celebrate the achievements of young people in our communities!
Connected Living Fundraiser
Don Condon of Connected Living hosted a free yoga and pole walking class with a donation to United Way this past December. Participants raised money in support of the Community Fund.
Renelli Frescura Wealth Management/RBC Dominion
We would like to give a special thanks to Simone Renelli and Beau Frescura for raising $13,000 to support United Way this year! Their gift will be invested in building strong communities, helping kids be all they can be and moving people from poverty to possibility.
Thank You LCBO!
The LCBO has wrapped up their region-wide campaign in November. We want to thank all LCBO staff for their hard work and participation during this campaign season.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Join our vibrant team of Volunteer Income Tax Preparers and Receptionists to help support community members in need. The program will run from the beginning of March to the end of April, 2018, and includes the following positions:
Income Tax Preparer
We are looking for individuals who have a minimum of 3 years’ experience preparing their own income taxes. Individuals must be comfortable filing simple tax returns.
We are looking for individuals who love interacting with the general public, and who are organized and reliable.
New Faces Coming to the North Bay Office!
The North Bay office will be welcoming two placement students from the Social Work and Public Relations programs at Canadore College. They will be working with the North Bay staff to promote and enhance United Way initiatives while earning their required internship hours to graduate. We are looking forward to having them on our team!
Laurentian’s Annual Christmas Luncheon
On December 14th, Laurentian University celebrated the wrap up of another successful United Way Campaign at their annual Christmas luncheon. All money raised through employee gifts and special events will be invested in local programs that address our community's most significant needs in the areas of education, income, health and wellness.
OPP Parry Sound and Local School Kids Face Off!
The OPP detachment in Burk's Falls challenged local school children to a game of hockey in support of United Way. There were many spectators to cheer on the players. The children won, despite the OPP's best efforts.