United Way wants Agents of Change

Chronicle editor Lindsay Chung lends support to the 'far-reaching' campaigns of the United Way's regional division.

For many people, fall on Vancouver Island means fundraising time.

Last week, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) launched a new twist on its annual fundraising campaign. UWCNVI is challenging community members to become Agents of Change and help raise $750,000 towards 33 critically needed programs delivered on the central Island by 27 Community Partners.

“By giving to United Way, you can help thousands in our community, including families struggling with poverty, kids in desperate need of mentoring, people recovering from addictions or the impact of abuse, as well as seniors at risk of isolation,” UWCNVI executive director Signy Madden says in a press release. “United Way funds programs that we carefully select and monitor and know are addressing many of the major challenges that people are facing.”

Many of United Way’s Community Partners for 2013-14 are either right here in Ladysmith or offer services that Ladysmith families can access, including Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Vancouver Island, Boys and Girls Clubs Central Vancouver Island, Canadian Red Cross, Haven Society, Island Crisis Care, Ladysmith Family and Friends Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, Literacy Central Vancouver Island, Mid Island Abilities and Independent Living Society, and Vancouver Island Crisis Society.

There are many, many worthy groups, organizations and events asking for your donations at this time of year, and UWCNVI is just one. But it’s a very far-reaching one that can make a big impact in a lot of lives.

If you’d like to help and be an Agent of Change, donations can be made by contacting the UWCNVI office at 250-729-7400 or info@uwcnvi.ca or online through Canada Helps at www.uwcnvi.ca.      —Lindsay Chung

 

Just Posted

Roundabout plans at River Road in Chemainus moving forward

Land issues still being resolved before details revealed to the public

Spring Fling

Fuller Lake Skating Club members showcase their talents in seasonal pop concert

Nanaimo SAR, first responders execute rope rescue in Cassidy area

Person said to have fallen down an embankment in area of Riverbend Road

Candidates hit the campaign trail as Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection called

Trudeau announces that voters will go to the polls May 6

North Cowichan appeals new permit for expansion at Chemainus composting facility

Province allows composting facility to expand processing

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

Trudeau said the budget contains measures to help first-time buyers

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

The Viking Sky was headed for southern Norway when it had engine problems on Saturday afternoon

B.C. river cleanup crew finds bag of discarded sex toys

Chilliwack volunteers stumble on unexpected find while removing 600 lbs of trash from riverway

Fired B.C. farmland commission chair backs NDP rule changes

Richard Bullock agrees with Lana Popham, ALC records don’t

Kamloops chamber of commerce director let go after controversial Facebook posts

Facebook account had derogatory comments about Muslims, Justin Trudeau

B.C. RCMP officer cleared after Taser incident seriously injures woman

Woman with knives refused to comply with orders therefore officer used appropriate level of force

‘Bikinishe’ swimwear retailer prompts Better Business Bureau warning

Watchdog has gotten dozens of complaints about company, which has been using fake Vancouver address

Vancouver Island shores will not rock in 2019

Atomique Productions announce Rock the Shores festival will not return in 2019, future is uncertain

Most Read