Winnipeg Wednesday—June 17 is all about Making It Happen. Today we kicked off one of this city’s largest multi-project crowdfunding drives, at our agency partner North End Women’s Resource Centre on sunny Selkirk Avenue. Buffalo Gals graced us with their voices and their drums, in front of the very couches they hope to replace with money
All across the city, families turn to community resources to get the support they need when they’re working towards a better life. A public phone, a washing machine, prenatal nutrition, after-school activities, used clothing depots…the list of simple services that make a huge difference in the lives of Winnipeg’s children and their parents might surprise you.
Carbone Coal Fired Pizza’s Joe Paletta & Benjamin Nasberg hoped to raise enough money at their two Carbone Pizza locations to buy 50 new youth-sized mitts for Winnipeg kids. 350 pairs later, they’ve been delighted with the warm response to their request for $5 donations from customers and staff to help pay for each pair. “There’s
It’s one of our favourite times of the year: cold, grey, January. Why do we love it? Because January brings a steady stream of happy Winnipeggers to our Main Street office, excited to pick up their Sweet Seats Jets tickets. We hear firsthand of people who’ve never seen the Jets and can’t wait to take
It’s the kind of pile that makes you get a tear in your eye & a warm feeling in your heart. The Manitoba Chiropractors Association partnered with United Way to collect mountains of fleece and flannel for kids whose families are struggling with issues like poverty, food security, and mental or physical illness. Together, 23
“Winnipeg is a great place to live and raise a family. We have the support of family and friends here, but understand that not everyone has that network. That’s why United Way is so important. Through our workplace campaigns, we have had the opportunity to meet the amazing people working on the front-lines to help address issues like poverty
United Way was saddened to learn this morning of the passing of George T. Richardson, a pillar of our community and a central figure in the history and founding of United Way of Winnipeg. He was 89.
Nothing’s more Winnipeg than grabbing winter by the icicles and enjoying yourself despite the —40 windchill. Almost 400 amazing Winnipeggers did just that, running, climbing, pulling & monkey-barring (bare handed!) in the Ice Donkey Winter Adventure and raising over $10,000 for United Way. John Dyck of team Fukumoto Fit Fam came in first place with
An enormous thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. Your support helps ensure that no Winnipegger is shut out when they need help the most! You can see the lucky winners here. Have a great time at the Jets, everyone!
Fuzzy new jammies will warm more than 500 little ones this year, thanks to Winnipegger’s overwhelming generosity. The Manitoba Chiropractic Association’s fourth annual Jammie Drive has brought in more cozy clothing than ever. We’re busy distributing the fleecy donations to United Way agency partners Marlene Street Resource Centre, West Broadway Youth Outreach, Woodydell Family Resource