United Way of Northern B.C. UNBC Campaign: United We Can!

United Way Campaign
Monday, November 28, 2022 (All day) to Friday, April 28, 2023 (All day)
Teaching and Learning Atrium
Prince George

The UWNBC is a non-profit organization with the mission of improving lives, building communities, and being a positive force in the communities UNBC serves, whether in Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel or Terrace. For the last 55 years, UWNBC has been mobilizing people and organizations to contribute to programs that support communities in the north. Partnering with the United Way is one of the finest ways to honour UNBC’s special mission and deep relationship to the communities of North-Central British Columbia.

UWNBC initiatives have reached thousands of people and their communities in northern B.C. over the years, and the United Way is currently engaged with 23 municipalities and 86 First Nations communities.

Many of you may already know UWNBC through participating in the UNBC employee payroll donation campaign. However you know the United Way, there’s one important thing you should know: the money raised by all of these activities stays in northern B.C. and helps UWNBC stand with the people, work in the communities, and extend the arm of support to those who are in need.

The COVID-19 pandemic and inflation pressures mean that the United Way is once again facing unprecedented demand from community agencies throughout the north. We also have an opportunity to go beyond—that is, to make northern B.C. stronger than ever. We’ve set an ambitious target this year, seeking to raise $24,582 for our communities in the north (that’s last year’s target of $23,000 adjusted for inflation). Last year we weren’t sure if we would meet our goal, but you opened your hearts and wallets to help. So when we ask whether we can hit our ambitious goal this year, we know that “United We Can!”.

Won’t you join us? Here are some of the ways you can help.

  • Play the UNBC online 50/50 in December 2022 and win up to $5000!
  • Join our workplace campaign in March 2023;
    • Sign up for payroll deductions
    • If you aren’t yet a donor, donate on a one-time basis
    • If you are already a donor, increase your donation
  • Buy big in March 2023 at our annual book sale

Every bit helps! In the words of our official campaign song, written and performed by our own Dr. Kevin Hutchings, “a little bit of love goes a long way.” Please share the love with our communities through your support of the United Way.

Please join us to make a difference in the lives of our fellow Northerners!

How your donations make a difference

United Way Campaign 2021/22 Donor Impact

Your contributions enabled us to support 132 agencies, 51 communities and 189 programs.

  • 46,974 people directly impacted by a UWNBC-funded program
  • 147,577 total interventions
  • $274,000 invested to improve local lives in northern B.C.
  • 2,087 referrals provided through 2-1-1 support line
  • 8,126 people received support through help lines during times of crisis
  • 4,849 individuals received parenting and youth supports
  • 5,588 people in rural areas gained access to mental wellness tool kits
  • 12,490 transit vouchers provided
  • 25,401 people accessed healthy meals or food hampers
  • 9,407 people received legal or advocacy help
  • 6,175 times our elders accessed important social programs
  • 42,626 feminine hygiene products provided

The need continues to grow

In our ongoing outreach with community partners, we know that the need in northern B.C. has reportedly increased by up to 300%. We know that this sharp spike is just since the pandemic came upon us and doesn't properly demonstrate the deep undercurrent of need that flows through our communities.

The good news is you can help.

2021/22 UWNBC Campaign reports

Contact Information

For more information, please visit the United Way of British Columbia website

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