The second Winnipeg Wednesday, Red Tables, embodied the core United Way idea that we must hear everyone’s voice so we can figure out our problems together—listening to new perspectives, dreaming up creative solutions, and drawing on everyone’s gifts. The Red Table is a chance for people who don’t know each other—but who all have valuable
It’s Red Table Day—a day to come together and talk over a meal about how we can make Winnipeg better! Today United Way is asking Winnipeggers to “start a conversation that matters” with four questions that explore opinions and ideas for a better Winnipeg while breaking bread with co-workers, friends and family. The initiative, called
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Our first Winnipeg Wednesday was amazing. Winnipeggers were overwhelmingly on board with the idea to plan, pledge, and carry out acts of conscious kindness. There were 1666 pledges on our Kindness website to do something kind. Good intentions ripple like a wave across our community. You never know when the
Our Winnipeg Wednesday kindness crew descended on Old Market Square to spread a little love—and popcorn—around ahead of the big day next week. People loved it. They were genuinely surprised, happy, and interested in the idea of choosing to share positivity with other Winnipeggers. We knew they would be, because after all, this is a city
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.
Fifty years ago today, on May 11, 1965, leaders came together to form United Way of Winnipeg. They believed it would bring a sense of hope, community spirit and pride to our city. Indeed after raising more money than ever expected that first year ($2.8 million), W. L. Palk, Vice President Campaign and Public Relations wrote