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COVID-19 FUND - DOLLARS AT WORK

United Way Leeds & Grenville COVID-19 Community Relief Fund was established to support vulnerable populations at greatest risk including the elderly, those experiencing mental health and addiction issues, persons with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, newcomers to Canada, and others that may be impacted by this public health crisis.

100% of all donations received through the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will be put back into our community.

As this is an evolving situation, we continue to work diligently with our community partners to continue monitoring and responding to community needs as they emerge.

“These are challenging times for all, including our agencies and their clients and stakeholders. It is truly a privilege to work with such compassionate partners and agencies, working together to serve our most vulnerable.

A very special thank you to those who contributed with their heart to support family members, neighbours, friends and those you have never met who need a lift up during this trying time.

We’re focused on the future and we’re going to keep working hard to protect the most vulnerable people in our community.

Please stay safe and healthy!”

Trish Buote
Executive Director
United Way Leeds & Grenville

 

This is how we’re using your support to take action on the front-lines of our community to provide vital services and support for vulnerable individuals and families in Leeds & Grenville.

RAPID RESPONSE FUNDING

Thanks to our generous community, we have raised over $44,500 for rapid response emergency funding. Here are some examples of initiatives from across the region that received funding in the last 30 days:

Organization

Purpose

Amount Granted

Connect Youth

Food Baskets/grocery cards for youth & families who are food insecure; phone cards to reduce isolation in youth; transportation/delivery support

$4,750.00

Interval House

Women & children who have experienced abuse - regular contact; support food insecurity for children at home; need to purchase cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, etc.

$2,500.00

Girls Incorporated Of Upper Canada

Support the development on online curriculum (to reduce isolation in girls).

$1,500.00

Lanark Leeds Grenville Addictions & Mental Health

Funds to cover emergency costs from their clients. This would include personal hygiene items and food. Help is needed in rural areas and assisting clients without ODSP transportation for medical appointments. Technology for socially isolated clients to access online recovery groups and to be in contact with family and social supports.

$6,254

Leeds Grenville Lanark Health Unit

Funds for nurses and dieticians to help clients with purchasing groceries. This includes helping Healthy Baby, Healthy Children clients. They will purchase gift cards to give out as needed.

$500

Beth Donovan Hospice

Funds to assist palliative care clients. Deliver meals, pay mileage and food costs & preparation. Purchase an industrial steamer to clean equipment.

$3,500

South Grenville Food Bank (Food for all)

Funds for Pop-up Mobile Kitchen. To provide a no-cost emergency meal once a week for vulnerable people in the community. The pilot is in Prescott with the intention to expand to Edwardsburg Cardinal & Augusta Township.

$4,280

Kemptville Youth Centre

Gaming with youth online to reduce isolation. Gift Cards for the games

$520

Volunteer Centre St. Lawrence Rideau

Wage subsidy to help with increased volunteer coordination during COVID-19

$1,150

CPHC - Community & Primary Health Care

Subsidy for basic needs packages; If a senior cannot afford at all, will subsidize the whole bag.  Provide close to 400 bags to seniors in need.


CPHC will cover the mileage for drivers to deliver bags as well as taking people to medical appointments including dialysis and other treatments, banking, etc. – this could be a mixture of seniors and others.

$5,000