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3M Harvest Lunch

Today we are kicking off our 2021 Campaign with the first day of our 3M Harvest Lunch at Loaves and Fishes Brockville. Watch this special presentation to see what 3M Canada & United Way Leeds & Grenville are doing in our communities this month.

 

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Tune in tomorrow, September 15th at noon for a special presentation.

On September 15th we are kicking off our 2021 Campaign at our 3M Harvest Lunch event at Loaves & Fishes, Brockville. Tune in here at noon to see a special presentation about the event.

We hope that you are able to #showyourlocallove by buying a ticket.  We're aiming to sell 1,000 tickets - which will ensure 1,000 people in need in our community have a hot lunch during our 3M Harvest Lunch events. 

If you haven't bought a ticket yet, please visit here to buy one (or 10), today. Your ticket donation qualifies for a tax receipt. 

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Announcing the 3M Harvest Lunch!

United Way serves up #LocalLove

3M Harvest Lunch aims to provide 1,000 lunches for neighbours in need

 

August 12, 2021: Brockville, ON. 3M Canada and the United Way Leeds & Grenville are teaming up to launch the region’s first 3M Harvest Lunch on September 15. The 3M Harvest Lunch has been a cornerstone of southwestern Ontario’s local United Way campaign for 16 years and is expanding to eastern Ontario.

The Leeds & Grenville 3M Harvest Lunch aims to provide 1,000 free lunches to the most vulnerable in our local community.

From September 15-30, the 3M Harvest Lunch Team will work with six different United Way agencies across Leeds & Grenville to serve and deliver lunches being provided by local businesses. We’re asking our community to show their local love and purchase a lunch. Every $10 ticket sold buys a meal for a neighbour in need in our community. Meals can be purchased on the uwlg.org website. Simply click the yellow 3M Harvest Lunch banner!

“We are thrilled to bring the 3M Harvest Lunch event, that has been very successful in the London area, to Leeds & Grenville. 3M is such a wonderful corporate citizen in our community. It really shows how much they care and support the communities where their employees live and work,” says Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville. “This program is a WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN! With this program, you are buying a lunch for someone in need, from a local business, delivered by local 3M volunteers and you get to be a part of helping someone’s journey to move ahead in life.”

The pandemic continues to take a toll in our region, with more people than ever struggling to access healthy food, safe housing, and other basic needs. The local food bank, for example, is experiencing drastic increases in food cost and difficulty procuring items due to shortages. When schools closed during the year, more families struggled without the food support these facilities typically provide. The food bank anticipates it will take 10 years for visitors to experience stabilized food security.

Connect Youth, a United Way funded agency, has seen an 83 per cent increase in youth requesting food, 228 per cent increase in requests for cell phone support and a 68.5 per cent increase in requests for clothing. Connect Youth is just one agency that has seen youth living in trees and beside bridge overpasses and struggling with their mental health.

As our community continues to face challenge and uncertainty, the 3M Harvest Lunch and its team of dedicated volunteers will kick off what we hope will be our most successful United Way Campaign yet.

“3M is committed to building and enhancing strong, vibrant communities across Canada,” says Penny Wise, President of 3M Canada, title sponsor for the event. “Our employees across the country are passionate about giving back. They generously donate their own time and money to support the United Way across the country and we are proud to partner with United Way and to expand the 3M Harvest Lunch program to eastern Ontario.”

 

For more information, please contact:

Christine Radford

Director, Resource Development

United Way Leeds & Grenville

Email: christine.radford@uwlg.org

Phone: 613-342-8889

www.uwlg.org

 

Melissa Jurenas

3M Canada media contact

Email: mjurenas@mmm.com

Phone: 519-691-4390

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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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