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Procter & Gamble Brockville continues to give back to the community!

On Saturday, June 26th Procter & Gamble held a product sale for the Brockville retirees.  As a result of this sale, $23,555 was donated to United Way Leeds & Grenville. 

In addition to this fantastic donation, P&G also donated all of the remaining product from the sale to the Brockville Food Bank and the Food For All food bank in Prescott.  These laundry & cleaning products will make a difference to those in need.

 UWLG would like to thank the P&G retiree committee, the Retiree volunteers who worked the sale, and all of the retirees who shopped at the sale.

 Finally, we must thank Wills for cross docking the product, for their use of the trailers, and the shunting in and out. Your generosity is much appreciated.

 

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We are hiring!

Please see the full job description here: https://uwlg.org/employment-opportunities.php

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Congratulations to our 2021 bursary winners

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2021 United Way Bursary awards.  

Braeden Gallacher

Academie catholique Ange Gabriel

Jesse Gonidis

TISS

Emma Kenny

Gananoque Secondary School

Katie Wells

BCI

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Give a gift to a teacher and & make a difference in our community!

Are you looking for a special gift for your children's teachers? Consider showing your Local Love by making a contribution in your teacher's name!

When you make a donation, we'll send you a virtual Thank You card to send to your teacher.

   

HOW TO DONATE

   Step 1: Make a donation through our online donation platform

   Step 2: At the “Additional Gift Information” section, make sure to dedicate this donation in celebration of your teacher’s name (see screenshot)   

       

  Step 3: Check to add instructions for your donation, and indicate that this is a teacher’s gift. 

  Step 4: We will be sure to email you a virtual “Thank You” card that you can send to your teacher!


Your donation impacts community

Any donation to United Way can make a difference to the most vulnerable children and families. Here are some examples of how your gift can help kids access basic needs to improve their health and school success.

Together, we are making our community stronger.

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Procter & Gamble continues to support our Leeds & Grenville community!

June 7, 2021

“Procter & Gamble continues to support our Leeds & Grenville community!”

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO - Procter & Gamble (P&G) employees presented a cheque in the amount of $60,000 to United Way Leeds & Grenville. Money was collected through sales & auctions to employees and partners and will go towards the United Way’s 2021 fundraising campaign.

 “We are extremely thankful for all that P&G has done and continues to do for our community” said Trish Buote.

The United Way P&G Committee, is a small but mighty group of employees and retirees who work together to coordinate events and activities, raising funds to help the community.

P&G will always be a part of our community. It’s rich history of helping the communities, in which its employees live and work, has been critical in support in the reduction of key issues affecting the most vulnerable.

“P&G has always been a strong supporter of United Way and our mission. We are extremely grateful to them for their generosity and their commitment to making a difference in our community,” said Trish Buote, Executive Director, United Way Leeds & Grenville. “This substantial donation from Procter & Gamble will significantly enhance our ability to reach more individuals and families across Leeds & Grenville, especially at this time. We will miss working with such amazing people who care and support the community they love. Thank you with all our hearts!”

About United Way Leeds & Grenville

United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.

 

For additional information, contact:

Trish Buote, Executive Director

(613)342-8889 | trish.buote@uwlg.org

United Way Leeds & Grenville

42 George St. P.O. Box 576

Brockville, Ontario

K6V 5V7

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You're invited to our 2020 AGM on May 27th.

AGM United Way Meeting Leeds & Grenville

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Vaccination Transportation Program

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As part of the Federal Government’s pre-budget consultations, United Way Centraide Canada, in collaboration with national Community Service partners, called for the establishment of a Community Services COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Federal budget for 2021 will be tabled on April 19 and we need to take advantage of the limited time remaining to make sure our sector’s needs and those of the vulnerable people we serve are heard loud and clear: We need to sustain vital community programs and services while protecting important community facilities for future generations.

To help get our message across to decision makers, a website was launched to allow our networks to quickly and easily send a letter of support for the fund.

Your participation is critical to helping secure support for front-line charities in Budget 2021.

Please use the link below to quickly and easily send a letter directly to Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Minister Hussen, and their local member of parliament calling on the Federal Government to support charities and nonprofits in Budget 2021.

https://act.newmode.net/action/support-canadian-frontline-charities?fbclid=IwAR0Zwykw0MnLeNCRu2Rrj3G4u4oROlU9zszOOr_At3Qh0U5FHzXyqjZO-v4

 

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Help secure support for front-line charities in Budget 2021

As part of the Federal Government’s pre-budget consultations, United Way Centraide Canada, in collaboration with national Community Service partners, called for the establishment of a Community Services COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Federal budget for 2021 will be tabled on April 19 and we need to take advantage of the limited time remaining to make sure our sector’s needs and those of the vulnerable people we serve are heard loud and clear: We need to sustain vital community programs and services while protecting important community facilities for future generations.

To help get our message across to decision makers, a website was launched to allow our networks to quickly and easily send a letter of support for the fund.

Your participation is critical to helping secure support for front-line charities in Budget 2021.

Please use the link below to quickly and easily send a letter directly to Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Minister Hussen, and their local member of parliament calling on the Federal Government to support charities and nonprofits in Budget 2021.

https://act.newmode.net/action/support-canadian-frontline-charities?fbclid=IwAR0Zwykw0MnLeNCRu2Rrj3G4u4oROlU9zszOOr_At3Qh0U5FHzXyqjZO-v4

 

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Y2Y funding applications now open

The Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board of United Way Leeds & Grenville is currently accepting requests for funding from organizations who provide high quality programs and initiatives which would:

  • Benefit youth by providing opportunities to improve their physical, emotional and social needs. For example: sports, arts/culture, drama/dance/music.
  • Generate a positive outcome for youth including improved academic performance, classroom behaviour, health and nutrition. For example: tutoring, healthy meal or snack, etc.
  • Provide at-risk-youth with a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment with access to resources and support which will empower these young people to reach their full potential.
  • Encourage youth to work collaboratively to build safe, youth-friendly communities.    

Eligibility (MUST be a registered charity as defined by the CRA)

  • Each successful applicant will be eligible for ONE Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board Grant, to a maximum of $500, to be utilized for their program.
  • All grant applicants must be located in the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville to benefit the youth in our region. 
  • Your organization cannot be receiving any other funding from United Way Leeds & Grenville.
  • The deadline to file grant applications will be 3:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Grant applications will be assessed by the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board members, at their meeting, on May 3, 2021.
  • Should additional information be required, from your organization, you may be requested to provide the same, to the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board no later than May 10, 2021, at 3:00 pm

The application can be downloaded here.

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Fudge fundraiser for our Y2Y board on now!

Our Y2Y Board is selling fudge from O'Mally Kourt Fudgery as their first fundraiser of 2021.

A 1/2 pound box is $10 and orders are due March 25th, and pick up will be April 1 or 3rd.

Visit bit.ly/y2yfudge to order today!

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Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Service

The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is once again hosting their Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.  Please note the locations, contact numbers and hours for the program in the poster below.

In Brockville, please find the Volunteer Centre via the side entrance of the building (you will see the stairs to the 2nd floor through the window). Also, please note that there is NO parking in the United Way parking lot - even if spots seem available. Our staff go in and out for meetings and need to be able to park in our spaces upon return. 

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