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
26 years and 178,000 warm winter items later, we’re kicking off another season of Koats for Kids! 103.1 Virgin Radio’s Chrissy Troy and CTV weather specialist Colleen Bready opened the donation season at John M. King School this morning. A quick quiz of the kids showed just how many pieces of warm clothing are needed for
There’s a strong culture of youth activism in Winnipeg. Our young people are bright and passionate, and looking for ways to make a real difference in our city. United Way knows how much young people can achieve, and we listen to their input through our Youth United Council. Right now there are volunteer positions available
Summer—the time “everyone” is “supposed to be” having fun—can be an isolating time for teens with mood disorders, without the social presence of friends at school. It can help to have something to do, especially something cool and challenging. Meeting new people with similar interests can make summer into an amazing experience. If you’re a
It’s been a bit of a cold winter, as you may have noticed. But Winnipeggers fought back against the snow by doing what we do best: giving generously. Koats for Kids has wrapped up for the season, and we’re delighted and grateful for the 28,000 pieces of winterwear you shared, and the hundreds of volunteer
As bullying—cyber and on the playground—gets more and more media attention, things are slowly starting to change. People learn to recognize it, to call it out, and to step in when they can help stop bullying. It becomes less acceptable to bully others when the behaviour is out in the open. That’s the idea behind
United Way is guided by the simple but profound belief that we are stronger and can have greater impact together than we ever could alone. We’re committed to partnerships that work to find innovative solutions to the underlying causes of Winnipeg’s most pressing issues. It’s only in bringing everyone to the table that we can
The Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship is designed to recognize the contributions of young community leaders and encourage them to keep up the great work. In 2014, we will be awarding four scholarships of $500 each. Applicants will be young people under 25 who have made a difference in our community.