Date: Monday, December 30, 2019 - March 23, 2020
Cost: By Donation
Our region is a great place to live. But growing gaps between rich and poor are creating a divide within our communities. Every day, people in our communities struggle to build better lives for themselves and their families. These challenges are fueled by serious social and economic barriers including poverty, mental illness and social isolation, among others, making it remarkably difficult to get ahead. By showing your local love, you can make local issues #UNIGNORABLE. Your donations impact the lives of over 85,000 people in the Southern Interior region.
Here's how your local love helps United Way tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues:
- $5 provides healthy snacks for 2 days of after school kids programming in the Okanagan for a low income family, giving the kids confidence and the parents the ability to work.
- $50 provides room & board for one night for a local person in an addiction recovery program, potentially leading to reunification with their family.
- $500 provides a fully funded place for one at-risk teen in an outdoor pursuits program, addressing mental health & anxiety issues, and preventing them falling through the cracks.