United Way

United Way of Southern Vancouver Island is offering West Shore and Sooke youth $500 grants for projects that will improve their communities. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore, Sooke youth offered $500 grants from United Way to improve communities

The Youth in Action program is new this year, with applications due online by Dec. 3

 

United Way Southern Vancouver Island is relaunching a supportive youth program. (Black Press Media file photo)

United Way youth grants create projects highlighting local issues in Sooke and West Shore

Youth who apply asked to submit projects that focus on well-being, local issues

 

A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)

‘The need is so high’: B.C.’s period poverty crisis combatted by free-supply campaign

More than half of people asked by United Way have struggled to buy period products

 

Pictured in this 2019 photo is Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (left); Mark Lovick, RBC regional vice president for south Vancouver Island; Hazel Braithwaite, director, donor and partner relations United Way; and Al Hasham, community campaign cabinet chair, United Way, pose after Lovick won the prestigious Chair’s Award of Distinction. (Photo courtesy of United Way Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria donors raised $6.2 million for United Way over the past year

The United Way of Greater Victoria also released its Spirit Award winners

Pictured in this 2019 photo is Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (left); Mark Lovick, RBC regional vice president for south Vancouver Island; Hazel Braithwaite, director, donor and partner relations United Way; and Al Hasham, community campaign cabinet chair, United Way, pose after Lovick won the prestigious Chair’s Award of Distinction. (Photo courtesy of United Way Greater Victoria)
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United Way Greater Victoria pumps $6.2M into community supports

Volunteers, corporations, government pitch in to make 2020 work

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Learning tools from the Garth Homer Society’s LifeStreams program have gone online. (Facebook/Garth Homer Society)

Online platform launched for Greater Victoria adults with developmental disabilities

Platform includes programs, events, activities and COVID-19 resources

Learning tools from the Garth Homer Society’s LifeStreams program have gone online. (Facebook/Garth Homer Society)
The United Way is raising money to provide counselling services for community members. (Black Press Media file photo)

United Way Greater Victoria fundraises for counselling, mental health support services

Support for mental health, addictions, part of three-part COVID-19 response, charity says

The United Way is raising money to provide counselling services for community members. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Digital Divide–Community Technology Help Desk program looks to provide vulnerable Victoria residents with access to technology. (Black Press Media)

Technology lending library and help desk now available in Victoria

United Way Greater Victoria hopes the program will help close the digital divide

The Digital Divide–Community Technology Help Desk program looks to provide vulnerable Victoria residents with access to technology. (Black Press Media)
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Spooky online class cooks up funds for Greater Victoria Imagination Library

United Way Greater Victoria offers how-to for witch cookies, tasty coffin as fundraiser

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Online reservation service, First Table, allows Victoria diners to have dinner at half-price if they’re willing to be flexible about when they go. (Black Press Media file photo)

New reservation service allows Victoria residents to dine out at half price

First Table gives Victoria diners 50 per cent off when they book tables during off-peak hours

Online reservation service, First Table, allows Victoria diners to have dinner at half-price if they’re willing to be flexible about when they go. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria non-profits can now apply for the second round of funding made available through the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria non-profits can now apply for the second round of funding made available through the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund. (Black Press Media file photo)
(L to R) Joe O’Rourke, vice president and general manager of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Rainbow Kitchen director Patrick Johnstone, Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins and Mark Breslauer, CEO of United Way Greater Victoria, and Esquimalt Neighbourhood House executive director Mary Lynn McKenna are all smiles under their masks. (Photo courtesy of United Way)

United Way micro-grants a boon for Esquimalt residents

Nutrition, literacy, activity and community benefit from small grants

(L to R) Joe O’Rourke, vice president and general manager of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Rainbow Kitchen director Patrick Johnstone, Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins and Mark Breslauer, CEO of United Way Greater Victoria, and Esquimalt Neighbourhood House executive director Mary Lynn McKenna are all smiles under their masks. (Photo courtesy of United Way)
Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria, (left) and Calen McNeil, founder of Big Wheel Burger celebrate $5,000 raised for youth literacy through the inaugural Burger Day. (Courtesy United Way Victoria)

Burger sales bring in $5,000 to build Imagination Libraries in Greater Victoria

United Way of Greater Victoria and Big Wheel Burger team up to get kids reading

Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria, (left) and Calen McNeil, founder of Big Wheel Burger celebrate $5,000 raised for youth literacy through the inaugural Burger Day. (Courtesy United Way Victoria)
United Way Greater Victoria is taking its annual Workplace Giving Campaign online this year. (Black Press Media file photo)

United Way Greater Victoria asking for at-home donations

A Victoria charity is asking residents to take workplace donations into their own hands this year

United Way Greater Victoria is taking its annual Workplace Giving Campaign online this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
When you purchase any burger from the four Big Wheel Burger locations on Sept. 8, $3 will go towards children literacy in the Capital Regional District. (Facebook/Big Wheel Burger)

Greater Victoria burger sales to benefit children’s literacy

United Way and Big Wheel Burger team up for fundraiser

When you purchase any burger from the four Big Wheel Burger locations on Sept. 8, $3 will go towards children literacy in the Capital Regional District. (Facebook/Big Wheel Burger)
Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (centre), joins Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins (back left) and Joe O’Rourke, vice president and general manager of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, to drop postcards off to Esquimalt neighbours. (Photo contributed by United Way Greater Victoria)

United Way Greater Victoria launches Hi Neighbour program in Esquimalt

Feedback sought from residents about funding for micro community projects

Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (centre), joins Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins (back left) and Joe O’Rourke, vice president and general manager of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, to drop postcards off to Esquimalt neighbours. (Photo contributed by United Way Greater Victoria)
Through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program, the United Way is providing $72,500 to Beacon Community Services to help with food service programs. (Black Press Media file photo)

United Way funding bolsters food programs for Victoria’s vulnerable seniors

United Way provides more than $70,000 to Beacon Community Services

Through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program, the United Way is providing $72,500 to Beacon Community Services to help with food service programs. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 2019 United Way Spirit Awards celebrate the Capital Region’s most influential volunteers and contributors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Funding available for Greater Victoria charities dedicated to helping those in need

United Way Greater Victoria, Victoria Foundation now accepting applications for $1.635M

The 2019 United Way Spirit Awards celebrate the Capital Region’s most influential volunteers and contributors. (Black Press Media file photo)
The new virtual webinar series, Local Love Virtual Café, launches Wednesday, May 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

United Way of Greater Victoria shares collaboration, innovation with new webinars

Series launches May 12, aims to unite philanthropic leaders with local businesses

The new virtual webinar series, Local Love Virtual Café, launches Wednesday, May 13. (Black Press Media file photo)