United Way campaign breakfast helps feed family resource centre kids About 200 caring friends of United Way ate a simple “Breakfast Club” breakfast at the Manitoba Children’s Museum on Friday and helped put food into kids’ tummies before they go to school. The occasion was the first of three report sessions – tracking the progress
Canad Inns corporate office kicked off their company-wide United Way campaign with some inspiring words from Philipa Caplan from Macdonald Youth Services (MYS), a United Way partner agency. Sponsored executive Katie Dubienski said the Canad Inns employees listening to Philipa were “engaged and captured” by her words. “You can tell it’s a valuable resource for youth,
Koats for Kids puts out the call! Mittens, gloves, hats, toques, scarves, boots, snow pants. And, of course, coats. All kids should have what they need to keep warm during our harsh Winnipeg winter, but the reality is not all do. The 27th annual Koats for Kids drive launched today at Sister MacNamara School along with a
Family resource centres across the city help people find their footing when they need help, whether it’s securing work, safety, food or dignity. It’s everyday magic. Donations to United Way help support 23 of these community places. If you’ve ever wondered what difference your donation makes, here’s what’s happening, right here in Winnipeg.
The question youth hear from adults all the time is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Why don’t we ever ask, “Who do you want to be?” This year’s Youth Agencies Alliance Annual Art Show, called “When I Grow Up,” posed exactly that question. Through an innovative series of art workshops, Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Boldness Project is working alongside North End families to improve outcomes for kids in the Point Douglas neighbourhood. “If we focus on wellness from the time a baby is conceived, through the support of the family, through getting ready for school, through the school system and on to graduation, and then create meaningful work
We want to see youth having a voice in our community. We encourage post-secondary students to challenge themselves, to address Winnipeg’s issues, and to explore education so they can make a big difference in our city. We’ve got four $500 Youth Leaders in Action Scholarships (PDF) for young people involved with United Way agency partners,
A single mom defied the statistics and beat the odds because Winnipeggers like you support safer, healthier neighbourhoods through United Way.
Mayor Brian Bowman is visiting this afternoon, to drop off Koats for Kids donations and to talk about how we can tackle homelessness in Winnipeg.
In the basement of artist Shirley Levacy’s Winnipeg home, the Great Blue Art Studio is abuzz with creative energy and conversation. Led by Shirley’s enthusiastic suggestions, three teens are painting together. Katie is a bright, outgoing girl who has taken art classes with Shirley since she was a young girl. It’s where she met Avery and Dominic — two teens living with intellectual disabilities. Although reserved