February 26th is Pink Shirt Day and Bootlegger has launched a new campaign to raise awareness and local funds to support the cause. "Share Kindness" provides $2 from the purchase of their Pink Shirt Day T-shirts to United Way Southern Interior BC. Show your #locallove and wear a pink shirt proudly on Pink Shirt Day and together, we can make social isolation and bullying #UNIGNORABLE. #pinkshirtday #helpingkids #unitedway #kindness #bootleggerjeans #endsocialisolation #endbullying #bekind
Last week, UBC Okanagan students once again generously volunteered time during their reading week break to help local charities through the Pushor Mitchell LLP United Way Day of Caring® Program. More than 40 students coordinated by the UBC Community Service Learning Program (Okanagan) contributed over 100 hours in 11 projects at local charities. View the photo release and photo album: https://buff.ly/2PmYNDk
Speaking of #locallove, thanks to KPMG Canada - Vernon office for showing their local love and helping us make local issues #UNIGNORABLE by donating $1000 to the United Way Southern Interior BC - North Okanagan Community Fund.
"Love, love, love...all you need is love". The Beatles and many other songs come to mind today as we celebrate Valentine's Day with our loved ones. We thank everyone for the many acts of local love whether it be volunteering or donating to a local charity or just simple acts of kindness. Together, we can build a more inclusive, strong community! #locallove
Yesterday the Central Okanagan Poverty Reduction Committee (via United Way Southern Interior BC) released The Community Wellness Analysis report, a project the committee undertook in early 2019 to address the lack of regional and community-specific data around poverty. The analysis provides baseline data on key wellness and poverty indicators for the region, and includes local area profiles for each Central Okanagan community including the City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland, Okanagan Indian Band and Westbank First Nation. Access the media release and link to the report: https://unitedwaysibc.com/coprc-... Please PM us if you'd like a copy of the report emailed to you.
Way to go RBC who whipped up a very unique and hilarious fundraiser - Pie in the Face - which had VP's taking a pie in the face by local employees who paid to play. The event raised over $3800 that goes into their workplace campaign and supports the United Way Southern Interior BC community fund. Awesome. Way to show your #locallove! Check out the event video: https://buff.ly/2GNYKf3
Today, United Way Southern Interior BC is pleased to announce the appointment of new Executive Director, Kahir Lalji. Kahir started earlier this week and brings with him over 10 years non-profit leadership and community development experience including deep roots with United Way. Read the media release: https://unitedwaysibc.com/united...