East Kootenay United Way invests $149,605 in three community-based programs

The United Way focuses its efforts on individuals and groups in our community that are vulnerable.

Event Associate Seamus Damstorm displays the United Way banner during a recent fundraising campaign.

Event Associate Seamus Damstorm displays the United Way banner during a recent fundraising campaign. — Photo courtesy United Way of EK Facebook page

Not all community members have the opportunity to create a vibrant life. Many struggle to achieve a sustainable livelihood because they have vulnerabilities that place them at risk and face barriers at accessing opportunities and support.

Recognizing this, the United Way focuses its efforts on individuals and groups in our community that are vulnerable to a variety of social and systemic barriers.

The United Way East Kootenay directs investments to the following focus areas:

ALL THAT KIDS CAN BE: Programs received 2017 funding totaling $57,463. Helping children and youth reach their potential by investing in their early years, middle years and youth programs.

FROM POVERTY TO POSSIBILITY: Programs received 2017 funding totaling $23,847. Meeting basic human needs and helping to move people out of poverty.

HEALTHY PEOPLE, STRONG COMMUNITIES: Programs received 2017 funding totaling $68,295. Supporting personal well-being and strengthening support services.

Making positive things happen in the East Kootenay takes more than good intentions and the contributions of a few. It takes everyone doing what they can because everyone shares in the benefits of a happy, healthy, and safe community where no one is left behind.

Consider this. If every single working person in the East Kootenay invested just $0.15 per day with the United Way East Kootenay, we would raise over $1.3 million dollars each and every year to invest in programs and organizations that would make a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of East Kootenay residents. It could be someone you know.

To find out more about how the United Way East Kootenay, to see our community impact videos, to sign up for our e-newsletter and/or to make a secure online donation please visit our website at www.ourunitedway.ca. Please direct questions to [email protected].

When you support the United Way East Kootenay you help make positive things happen in your community.

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