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.
2015 Brant United Way Campaign Kickoff!!!
Posted: August 21, 2015
Join us for our official Campaign Kick-off! On August 27th, bring the family down to Harmony Square and enjoy a free movie courtesy of "Movies in the Square" Downtown Brantford. Brant United Campaign Chair Larry Brock will address the crowd and will reveal the 2015 Campaign Goal prior to the show. The new Campaign video will also be featured. This weeks movie is Cinderella so be sure to bring along all the little princes and princesses! Read more...
Hockey Night in Brantford was a great success!!!
Posted: August 20, 2015
On August 12th, hockey fans packed the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for Hockey Night in Brantford. In support of the Brant United Way this is the fourth time the event has been hosted and is the brainchild of MP Phil McColeman - Brant and a very hard working committee of volunteers. This year’s event raised $96,000 for Brant United Way. Title sponsor Empire Homes was the largest of many contributing sponsors to make this event a successful fundraiser. Read more...
Brant United Way is hiring: Campaign Associate
Posted: June 8, 2015 in News
We currently require a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Campaign Associate. The Campaign Associate, reporting to the Campaign Director, will work directly with the Campaign Cabinet and other volunteers and assist in the planning, organization, execution and evaluation of the annual fundraising Campaign. You will work as a part of a team to generate the greatest financial support and deepen volunteer and corporate relationships with Brant United Way.
Please apply by June 19th by 12noon to .
We appreciate the interest of everyone who applies for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.
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