October, 2016 - The annual United Way workplace fundraising campaigns are now underway across British Columbia.
Watch for your opportunity in your workplace to help raise funds for vital and much-needed support and programs United Way funds that directly benefit and strengthen your community.
Labour and the United Way have had a strong and long time partnership that has been supported by Local 258 IBEW for many years. “The United Way programs and services provide so much for so many who are in need. And with our labour partnership, union members benefit from the “Union Counsellor Training” program that helps train union members to help union members in their time of need,” said Brother Doug McKay, Local 258 IBEW Business Manager/Financial Secretary.
Brother Dan Klassen, Local 258 IBEW Assistant Business Manager, sits on the Campaign Cabinet Labour Committee of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and is the 2014 recipient of the organization’s Joe Morris Community Service Award. “I am always impressed by the magnitude of support the United Way is able to provide to help seniors, kids and so many who are in need in our communities,” said Dan.
The workplace campaign at BC Hydro launches the week of October 12th and runs until November 4th. Donations can be made directly online or with a pledge form.
If you would like to be involved with a campaign in your workplace, or are interested in learning more about the United Way campaign in your community, please visit the links below.
For members in Units 1 & 2:
PRINCE GEORGE: United Way of Northern British Columbia www.unitedwaynbc.ca.
For members in Unit 3:
CRANBROOK: United Way East Kootenay www.ourunitedway.ca
KAMLOOPS: United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo www.unitedwaytnc.ca
KELOWNA: United Way of Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen www.unitedwaycso.ca
TRAIL: United Way Trail and District www.traildistrictunitedway.com
VERNON: United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap www.unitedwaynocs.ca
For members in Unit 4:
DUNCAN: United Way Cowichan www.cowichan.unitedway.ca
NANAIMO: United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island www.uwcnvi.ca.
VICTORIA: United Way Greater Victoria www.uwgv.ca
For members in Unit 5:
BURNABY: United Way of the Lower Mainland www.uwlm.ca.
POWELL RIVER: United Way Powell River & District www.unitedwayofpowellriver.ca
For members in Unit 6:
ABBOTSFORD: United Way of the Fraser Valley www.uwfv.bc.ca.