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.
Supporting Women in Celebration of Mother’s Day
Posted: May 6, 2015 in Press Releases
GenNext is looking for your help to stock up our local women’s shelter with feminine products.
Thanks to a cultural taboo, it’s not often that strangers strike up a conversation about feminine hygiene products. GenNext is hoping to change that fact, at least for a week.
In honour of Mother’s Day, the group has organized a week-long feminine product drive to encourage local community members to donate new, unopened boxes of pads, tampons, and personal hygiene items to one of their conveniently located drop boxes across the City and the County. All donations will be gathered and donated to our local women’s shelter, Nova Vita. Read more!
Emergencies Happen. Is Your Family Prepared?
Emergency Preparedness Week 2015 - May 3rd To May 9th
Posted: May 3, 2015 in News
Natural disasters and other emergencies may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face - whether natural or human-induced.Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9, 2015) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.
Ontario 211, a United Way funded program, is taking part in Emergency Preparedness Week too, raising awareness of the 211 service and its benefits to residents during emergencies and every day.
By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to:
- Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
- Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do
- Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.
- Know Where to Make the Right Call – learn about how 2-1-1 and 9-1-1 differ so that we can help reduce non-urgent calls to 911, while ensuring residents get the information and support they need.
Visit www.GetPrepared.ca for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies or www.211ontario.ca for more information. This week, we encourage community members to take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part! Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better - both during and after a major disaster. Get an emergency kit now, make your plan, know your resources - it can make a world of difference.
Interested in volunteering for the GIANT Warehouse Sale?
Posted: March 4, 2015 in Press Releases
The Brant United Way Warehouse Sale is coming up soon and we're looking for volunteers to help us put on another fantastic event. Click the link below to fill out an application. Thanks!Click here!
Brant United Way Finds a Home for the Giant Warehouse Sale
Posted: April 1, 2015 in Press Releases
Mark your calendars because the 13th Annual Brant United Way GIANT Warehouse Sale is coming! This year’s sale will be taking place on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its NEW location – LION’S PARK ARENA, 12 Edge Street, Brantford. Local companies have kindly donated all product sold at the event, and all proceeds support the Brant United Way and it’s Member Agencies. “We are thrilled to be hosting at Lion’s Park Arena this year. This new space offers us a clean and spacious environment for shoppers and volunteers alike.” says the Giant Warehouse Sale Coordinator, Jaimie O’Krafka.
The Lion’s Park Arena will be packed full of amazing products from a variety of local companies including Gunther Mele, S.C. Johnson, David C. Cook Distribution, Procter & Gamble and Ferrero to name a few. This year, the GIANT Warehouse Sale is hoping to exceed last year’s sales of more than $134,000. Read more!
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