Thousands will benefit from your support
When you give to Brant United Way, your donation is invested locally to address identified priority areas. Approximately 45,000 citizens or 1 in 3 will be helped by our 18 Member Agencies who deliver quality services and programs for citizens in our community. For many of these Agencies, the support from United Way is integral to their operation. Without it, many wouldn't be able to operate.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...
Posted: November 20, 2014 in News
The holiday season brings so much joy and cheer to so many people across the world. Days are filled with warm drinks, shopping trips, great deals and holiday cheer!
This time of year also brings reflection. How many things we are thankful for and things we get to look forward to. It should also be a time to give to those who may not be able to feel so joyful at this time of year.
Sharing with others is one way to bring joy to not just ourselves during the holidays but to others. Giving Tuesday is a national campaign that runs between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Between two of the most expensive shopping days of the year, take the time to give back to your community.
Be a part of the bigger change happening in Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations. Give to the Brant United Way to support the community at large and see change happening throughout the year.
During this special day, just take a few moments and give back.
Donations can be made online at donate.unitedway.ca or by calling 519-752-7848.
A team effort for the community...
Posted: November 17, 2014 in News
Accomplishment [ac·com·plish·ment]; noun: something has been achieved successfully.
Accomplishment means so much more than just success. To our community accomplishment can go a long way. While we try and accomplish the job of supporting programs and services that better care for the people in Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River, it depends on a lot of little successes along the way.
Did you know that there are well over 200 workplaces who run their own employee-driven campaigns from September to December? The commitment from these workplaces and the charitable nature of their employees helps United Way to continue to support programs and services locally. Recently, there’s been a number companies whose dedication to their community has far exceeded what was thought possible this year. Read more!
A company’s dedication to it’s community...
Posted: October 28, 2014 in News
Success: [suh k-ses]; the accomplishment of one's goals.
Success means so much more than that to our community. Success for the United Way means more support for programs and services and therefore better care for the people in Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River.
Here at Brant United Way, there are many workplaces who run campaigns from September to December. The dedication and commitment from these workplaces helps United Way to continue to support the programs and services in the community.
Recently, there’s been a few companies whose dedication to their community has far exceeded what was thought possible for this year. Read more!
Meet Odelia, the newest member of the United Way Loaned Representative Family
Posted: October 21, 2014 in News
The Loaned Representative program is an essential part of the Brant United Way Annual Campaign, providing a full time paid staff to the campaign team for the 16 weeks that the annual fundraising drive runs. This year’s loaned representative is Odelia Ho and she has been sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University‘s Brantford campus. Originally from Hong Kong, Odelia is a third year Business and Computer Science student from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her placement is a part of the university’s co-operative education program. We are so happy to have her on our team at Brant United Way this fall. Read more!
Volunteer Success Story: Meet Brian
Posted: September 18, 2014 in News
If you have been by 125 Morrell Street in the last few months you might have seen a few things that you don’t normally see in front of a regular office building. Budding vines, ripe red tomatoes, plump purple eggplants and usually a gardener with a few little helpers tagging along.
Meet Brian... gardener, giver, teacher, volunteer.
“It’s a way of giving back to a community without the huge splashy dollar figure,” he says in a quiet voice, he himself could never be called ‘splashy’ either but his spirit is unmistakably brilliant. Read more!
Brant United Way Unveils 2014 Campaign Goal
Posted: September 5, 2014 in News
On September 5th, 2014, Brant United Way launched their campaign at the Rotary Club of Brantford meeting at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Campaign Chair, France Thibeault, announced the goal for the 2014 fundraising Campaign. The goal for this year is $1,651,000. The Brant United Way has a long-term commitment to our community. This year’s goal is a reflection of both the community need and the capacity of our local supporters.
“This campaign truly belongs to the individuals and organizations that rally around the United Way each year. It’s the epitome of a community-wide effort. Thanks to our donors, thousands receive assistance across Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River. With another successful campaign in 2014, we can ensure these supports are available for community members in the years to come. Change starts right here in our community – change starts with you.”
Campaign is around the corner
Posted: September 3, 2014 in News
This week local students headed back to school, some with smiles, some with tears. From a young age we all learn that the fall is a time for new adventures, new challenges, and making new friends. After an amazing summer, it can sometimes be tricky to get back into the habits and routine of the fall, but once we realign, the familiarity of the fall can be a great place to be.
The past summer at Brant United Way has been very memorable. We celebrated two successful community events, launched a community garden, connected with more young professionals through GenNext, took groups on Seeing is Believing tours and more, all while preparing quietly for the fall. Not unlike students, the United Way team realigns in the fall, and almost immediately kicks into high gear.
Our Kick-off is Friday, September 5th, so stay tuned for more campaign updates, and to hear what goal we’ve set our sights on for 2014.
Join us this fall in embarking on new adventures, taking on new challenges and making new friends. We can’t wait to connect with you in the coming months.
Brant United Way thanks community volunteers with a Garden Party
Posted: August 21, 2014 in News
Earlier this May, Brant United Way planted a Community Garden out front of their building on Morrell Street. The garden was planted to serve as a support to the local community and to be able to provide some fresh produce to the local Food Bank.
“The garden exploded!” shares Kristin Pass, the great mind behind the idea. “We know that food security is an issue in Brantford and Brant County. We know there is a need for ‘community’ in our community. This garden represents both. It is a physical way for us to give back and to be a part of a solution.”
Hockey Night in Brantford a smashing success - $102,000 raised for Brant United Way and it’s Member Agencies!
Posted: August 18, 2014 in News
Now in it’s thrid year, Hockey Night in Brantford is a night of star-studded hockey and family fun. Led by local MP, Phil McColeman, and a team of dedicated volunteers, the event raised $102,000 for the Brant United Way. Hockey Night in Brantford was a great success thanks to so many partners, sponsors, volunteers and community members who take the time to be a part of this annual event. Kristin Pass, executive director for the Brant United Way, said the event brings together spectators from seniors to toddlers and is a wonderful example of volunteerism. "It's also a really big fundraiser for our organization. An event like this adds to our overall success." This year the event raised a grand total of $102,000. “The impact this is going to make in our community is substantial,” explains Pass.
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