Posts Tagged ‘United Way’

  • Locked Up garners $10K

    Nov 12, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    “Officers” Bill Myers, Ryan Rusnak, and Ken Bechard look after their “prisoner” Tricia Weese on Saturday as part of the Locked Up fundraiser event for the United Way, which took place at Sons of Kent. The event raised $10,000, and...

  • It’s Lock-Up time

    Nov 5, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

      Community members, get ready as United Way of Chatham-Kent is gearing up for this year’s Lock-Up event. In partnership with CKXS, people can listen or stop by Sons of Kent on Saturday November 9th as eight people (and growing) will be arrested and...

  • Plethora of pumpkins

    Nov 5, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    One-of-a-kind creatively decorated jack-o’-lantern submissions from the community were on display for purchase during the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre’s 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Event held at the United Way of Chatham-Kent on Oct. 29. With...

  • Sell your home, help the United Way

    Oct 1, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    In a new fundraising twist, one lucky person will be able to sell their home this fall, help support the United Way, and get a nice-sized charitable tax receipt in the process. The Advanced Realty team, which is collectively chairing the United Way of...

  • Teamwork approach

    Sep 11, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    For years, the United Way of Chatham-Kent’s annual fundraising campaigns were led by one or two people; chairs and co-chairs. That’s a great deal of work, leading the way to raise $1.5 to more than $2 million dollars each year. The chairs attend countless...

  • Advanced team to lead UWay campaign

    Sep 11, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    What’s it going to take? Teamwork. That’s the case with this year’s $1.5-million United Way of Chatham-Kent (UWOCK) fundraising campaign, as the team at Advanced Realty will collectively “chair” the effort. Tom Slager, director of donor donations...

  • Speakeasy gala set for Sept. 14

    Sep 3, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    It’s been six years, but the United Way of Chatham-Kent (UWOCK)is bringing back its fall gala. With a nod to Chatham-Kent’s rum running history, UWOCK will send guests back in time with a speakeasy-themed fundraiser gala as they team up with Gentry...

  • Tough goodbye for Block Parents board, volunteers

    Jul 31, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    It was with a stiff upper lip, the board, staff and volunteers of the 40-year-old Block Parent Program of Chatham-Kent held their last board meeting to wrap up business and look back over all they accomplished. Held at Rossini’s Restaurant recently, the...

  • Vehicle donation helps ’Burg woman

    Jun 12, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Having a reliable vehicle is a big stress relief to Wallaceburg’s Donna Lashmore, and it’s all thanks to a new program through the United Way of Chatham-Kent. Well, along with a lot of helping hands from local businesses, a high school and the community....

  • United Way exceeds goal

    Jan 17, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    The United Way of Chatham-Kent (UWOCK) placed its trust in a teenager, and Caterina Dawson delivered. Dawson, 19, chair of the 2018 fundraising campaign, revealed to a packed house at the Links of Kent Thursday morning that the campaign exceeded its $1.559...