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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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The Return of Hockey Night in Brantford for 2014

Posted: April 25, 2014 in Press Releases

Brant MP Phil McColeman today was joined by sponsors, partners and volunteers to unveil exciting news for local hockey fans and community organizations supported by the Brant United Way – the August 13, 2014 return of Hockey Night in Brantford. "Hockey Night in Brantford has been a tremendous success right from its inception" said MP McColeman. "Our sponsors and volunteers have returned this year bursting with energy and new ideas. That means fans can once again expect exciting new twists and additions to this year's festivities."

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The GIANT has a new home!

Posted: April 9, 2014 in Press Releases

Brant United Way Warehouse Sale Secures NEW location

Mark your calendars because the GIANT is back! Once again, bargain shoppers will be able to take advantage of hugely discounted prices on cleaning products, clothing, confectionaries and more at the 12th Annual Brant United Way GIANT Warehouse Sale. The event takes place at its new location – 50 Craig Street – on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local companies kindly donate all product sold at the event, and all proceeds support the Brant United Way and its Member Agencies.

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New programs supported, thanks to you!

Posted: April 9, 2014 in News

Brant United Way announces new investments

Thank you to our generous donors who annually support the Brant United Way and the social service programs we support and that make our community stronger!

This year we were able to maintain our funding commitments to our 18 Member Agencies who are in a three-year funding cycle. In addition, funding was made available to other groups in the community with the Community Impact Grants, one-time funds that are only guaranteed for one year. In the Community Impact steam, 20 grants were made to local programs, totaling $141,000 invested. These decisions were difficult, as requests received totalled $427,000.

Brant United Way's mission is to increase the level of assistance to a broader number of recipients, to satisfy growing community needs. The Community Impact Grants are a great way for us to be able to do this.

Thank you for your support. This wouldn't be possible without you, our donors. Together, we are making a difference in our community. We are investing in programs that are helping our citizens in their time of need, but also funding preventative programs, to make sure we help kids and families thrive. Thank you for being a part of this.

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Brant United Way succeeds once again for the benefit of the community!

Posted: December 20, 2013 in Press Releases

Thanks to the hard work of over 200 volunteers and the incredible generosity of individual and corporate donors, the Brant United Way announced another successful achievement. The campaign brought in a total of $1,651,187, just $187 dollars over the campaign goal.

"We are thankful to our many loyal supporters and new ones who supported the campaign. This one was hard fought, but thanks to everyone pulling together we made it. ," Said Mary Palka, Campaign Director for Brant United Way. "I am very proud of our team and this community for what they have accomplished together. 7 years in a row is an incredible feat!"

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GenNext & Brant United Way

Posted: October 30, 2013 in GenNext

GenNext is working with Brant United Way and its community partners to get people in their 20s and 30s engaged in our community through volunteering, giving and action. We want to generate awareness and knowledge about social issues in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River and link young adults in our community to the issues important to them.

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