United Way focuses our work in three main areas: building strong communities, helping kids be all they can be, and moving families from poverty to possibility.
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May 19, 2017
11 free ways to enjoy the long weekend
United Way works to build strong healthy communities, communities where people feel connected and supported. None of the work we…Read Me
May 18, 2017
Imagine leaving a child behind
At gunpoint, Zeynab made the terrible sacrifice to leave her baby Nasteha behind when she fled a Kenyan refugee camp…Read Me
May 10, 2017
Neighbourhood Houses make good neighbours
It’s Neighbourhood House week in B.C. This year, United Way of the Lower Mainland is proud to be the title…Read Me
May 8, 2017
Are you a caregiver?
Family Caregiver Week in BC is being celebrated May 5–11, 2017. The week celebrates family caregivers and recognizes the essential…Read Me
May 5, 2017
Lending a hand changes everything
When people come together to lend a hand, it has the potential to change everything. This past week during National Volunteer…Read Me
May 2, 2017
How pioneering women make smart legacy gifts
She was always a trailblazer. In the 1960s, when Betti Port was just 23, she embarked on a world tour…Read Me
April 28, 2017
Day of Mourning to honour BC workers
Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. This day provides an opportunity for workers, families, employers,…Read Me
April 25, 2017
United Way Reading Oasis launches in New Westminster
The bright green bookshelves are filled with new books. The walls are painted with palm trees, fluffy clouds and blue…Read Me
April 21, 2017
What’s one word that describes United Way? You.
April 23-29th is National Volunteer Week in Canada and we can’t thank you enough! At United Way, we are…Read Me
April 18, 2017
Learn how to change the world
Luis Gonzales from MoveUP wants to change the world. Now he knows how after attending the Unions in the Community…Read Me