Thousands will benefit from your support
When you give to Brant United Way, your donation is invested locally to address identified priority areas. Approximately 45,000 citizens or 1 in 3 will be helped by our 18 Member Agencies who deliver quality services and programs for citizens in our community. For many of these Agencies, the support from United Way is integral to their operation. Without it, many wouldn't be able to operate.
Volunteer Success Story: Meet Brian
Posted: September 18, 2014 in News
If you have been by 125 Morrell Street in the last few months you might have seen a few things that you don’t normally see in front of a regular office building. Budding vines, ripe red tomatoes, plump purple eggplants and usually a gardener with a few little helpers tagging along.
Meet Brian... gardener, giver, teacher, volunteer.
“It’s a way of giving back to a community without the huge splashy dollar figure,” he says in a quiet voice, he himself could never be called ‘splashy’ either but his spirit is unmistakably brilliant. Read more!
Brant United Way Unveils 2014 Campaign Goal
Posted: September 5, 2014 in News
On September 5th, 2014, Brant United Way launched their campaign at the Rotary Club of Brantford meeting at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Campaign Chair, France Thibeault, announced the goal for the 2014 fundraising Campaign. The goal for this year is $1,651,000. The Brant United Way has a long-term commitment to our community. This year’s goal is a reflection of both the community need and the capacity of our local supporters.
“This campaign truly belongs to the individuals and organizations that rally around the United Way each year. It’s the epitome of a community-wide effort. Thanks to our donors, thousands receive assistance across Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River. With another successful campaign in 2014, we can ensure these supports are available for community members in the years to come. Change starts right here in our community – change starts with you.”
Campaign is around the corner
Posted: September 3, 2014 in News
This week local students headed back to school, some with smiles, some with tears. From a young age we all learn that the fall is a time for new adventures, new challenges, and making new friends. After an amazing summer, it can sometimes be tricky to get back into the habits and routine of the fall, but once we realign, the familiarity of the fall can be a great place to be.
The past summer at Brant United Way has been very memorable. We celebrated two successful community events, launched a community garden, connected with more young professionals through GenNext, took groups on Seeing is Believing tours and more, all while preparing quietly for the fall. Not unlike students, the United Way team realigns in the fall, and almost immediately kicks into high gear.
Our Kick-off is Friday, September 5th, so stay tuned for more campaign updates, and to hear what goal we’ve set our sights on for 2014.
Join us this fall in embarking on new adventures, taking on new challenges and making new friends. We can’t wait to connect with you in the coming months.
Brant United Way thanks community volunteers with a Garden Party
Posted: August 21, 2014 in News
Earlier this May, Brant United Way planted a Community Garden out front of their building on Morrell Street. The garden was planted to serve as a support to the local community and to be able to provide some fresh produce to the local Food Bank.
“The garden exploded!” shares Kristin Pass, the great mind behind the idea. “We know that food security is an issue in Brantford and Brant County. We know there is a need for ‘community’ in our community. This garden represents both. It is a physical way for us to give back and to be a part of a solution.”
Hockey Night in Brantford a smashing success - $102,000 raised for Brant United Way and it’s Member Agencies!
Posted: August 18, 2014 in News
Now in it’s thrid year, Hockey Night in Brantford is a night of star-studded hockey and family fun. Led by local MP, Phil McColeman, and a team of dedicated volunteers, the event raised $102,000 for the Brant United Way. Hockey Night in Brantford was a great success thanks to so many partners, sponsors, volunteers and community members who take the time to be a part of this annual event. Kristin Pass, executive director for the Brant United Way, said the event brings together spectators from seniors to toddlers and is a wonderful example of volunteerism. "It's also a really big fundraiser for our organization. An event like this adds to our overall success." This year the event raised a grand total of $102,000. “The impact this is going to make in our community is substantial,” explains Pass.
Brant United Way Announces Executive Director Change
Posted: July 31, 2014 in Press Releases
Board President, Nancy Magee, announced today that Brant United Way will have a change in staff leadership with Sherry Haines becoming Executive Director as of August 18, 2014. Sherry has experience both volunteering and working in the not-for-profit sector including two previous positions as an Executive Director. In her most recent role as Community Development Coordinator for the City of Brantford, she managed the Child Poverty portfolio and was involved in a number of research projects and initiatives involving key community issues. For most of her career Sherry has worked in Brantford and has many ties to our community.
2014 Campaign Cabinet is off and running!
Posted: June 16, 2014 in News
You may not be thinking about the annual Brant United Way campaign yet, but our team of dedicated Campaign Cabinet volunteers have been working together since April to prepare for the fall. The Campaign Cabinet is a group of dedicated and passionate citizens who are volunteering behind the scenes each year to ensure a successful campaign. Their efforts are what ensure that vital community programs continue to receive the funding they need to do the good work they do each year. The 2014 Cabinet will be led by France Thibeault, Branch Manager at RBC King George Rd.
Thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers – your hard work will be felt by many in our community!
2014 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards
Posted: May 29, 2014 in News
Just ahead of National Volunteer Week, On April 3, 2014, volunteers in our community were celebrated at the 2014 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. Our local MPP Dave Levac was at the event and spoke from the heart about the wonderful impact of volunteers in our community. To paraphrase, he said that volunteering is love.
All that kids can be
Giving children and youth opportunities to reach their potential.
Families are strengthened with support, and people are given tools to live independently.
From poverty to possibility
People are given life's necessities.