2016 Campaign Premiere Kick-Off

2016 Campaign Premiere Kick-Off

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk presents their Campaign Premiere Gala & Red Carpet Social!
United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is kicking off their 2016 Campaign with glitz and glamour!  From August 22nd – 25th, they’ll be travelling to a community near you to present you with an evening of fun.  Enjoy a red carpet social and movie night as you learn more about the impact United Way is having on your community.

Red carpet hosts will be ready to greet you on the red carpet at 6:00 PM.  Prepare to pose for the paparazzi as you are escorted into the event.  Socialize with other guests as you enjoy fresh strawberries dipped in a chocolate fountain and visit the Oscar Gifting Lounge.  Be sure to get your snacks from the concession stand before the presentation begins at 7:30 PM.  United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk will share information with you about the great work that’s been taking place in our community and announce their 2016 Campaign Goal.  Following this presentation, a screening of the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” will take place.

 

Event Location Details:

Monday August 22nd: Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre – 275 Ramsey Drive, Dunnville
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)
or at True Experience – 201 Forest Street East in Dunnville

Tuesday August 23rd: Backstage Capitol Theatre – 93 King Street, Delhi
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)
or at Dave’s Variety – 468 James Street, Delhi

Wednesday August 24th: Caledonia Lions Hall – 100 Haddington Street, Caledonia
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)
or Community Support Centre of Haldimand-Norfolk – 103 Inverness Street, Caledonia

Thursday August 25th: Royal Canadian Legion – 200 West Street, Simcoe
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)

Libro Credit Union partners with United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk to give our communities a “LIFT”

Libro Credit Union partners with United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk to give our communities a “LIFT”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2016

Libro Credit Union (formerly Hald-Nor Credit Union) is pleased to announce their new LIFT initiative – Libro Inspired Financial Teamwork.  Now when you choose Libro, and sit down with a Libro Coach, you earn a $25 planning bonus for you and $25 goes towards United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk.  Libro Credit Union is committed to making a difference in Haldimand and Norfolk counties.  The LIFT program is running now and will be in place until the end of December.

Libro Credit Union

Brittany Burley, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, states, “We’re very excited about working together with Libro Credit Union and are thankful to be involved with their LIFT program.  We have similar core values and we’re both committed to making positive change in Haldimand and Norfolk.  It’s always great to see an organization that recognizes how important it is to give back to the community.”

“The LIFT program embodies Libro’s focus to grow prosperity; new Owners experience Libro financial coaching and set themselves on the path to success, while the United Way receives support to help build strong communities,” says Martin Kihle, Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Manager of Libro Credit Union.  “Collaborating with local organizations creates a larger impact on our communities than any one of us can achieve alone, and we’re thrilled to support the United Way through LIFT.”

 Libro Credit Union is committed to growing prosperity in southwestern Ontario.  In addition to the LIFT program, they offer the Libro Prosperity Fund that focuses on Regional Economic Development, Money Smarts, and Youth Leadership.  Libro also provides multiple youth programs and sponsors community events.  Libro Credit Union believes that when we work together, everyone prospers! You can visit local Libro branches in Caledonia, Cayuga, Hagersville and Simcoe.

To find out more about Libro Credit Union, visit their website today at https://www.libro.ca/

UWHN Silent Auction raises $2,355!

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Silent Auction raises $2,355!

On Saturday, July 16, United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk held a silent auction in Cayuga during their annual Cayuga Fest. Thanks to the generous donations from local business owners, United Way was able to raise $2,355! These funds will go towards helping three key focus areas in our community; helping kids be all that they can be, raising people from poverty to possibility, and fostering healthy people through strong communities. A big thank you goes out to everyone who came out to support United Way as well as all of the businesses who donated! We were fortunate to have 70 items to auction off from the following sponsors:

  • Ace
  • Ancaster Family Chiropractic
  • Applegate and James
  • Boston Pizza
  • Brenda Palmer Vooys – Pampered Chef
  • Bulk Barn, Simcoe
  • Cayuga Golf Club
  • Carters Men’s and Ladies Wear
  • Cayuga Pets N’ More
  • Caledo Nails
  • Cayuga Car Wash
  • Charles West Security
  • David’s Restaurant
  • De Koning Meats
  • D & D’s Jarvis
  • Dennis Searles
  • Debb’s Cuisine
  • deBoer’s Maple Trees
  • deBoer Cabinets Inc.
  • Eising’s Greenhouse
  • Foodland
  • Foto Source
  • Grand River Dinner Cruise
  • Greens at Renton
  • Gospel Lighthouse – Simcoe
  • Haldimand Curling Club
  • Home Hardware Caledonia
  • Haldimand Hands on Health
  • Hanson’s Meats
  • Halmo Jewellers
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Joanne Heeg – Tupperware
  • Katheleen Ellis
  • Ken Nash Paint and Wallpaper
  • Klassic Coconut
  • Koncir Automotive
  • K Cups Plus
  • Loose Leaf Tea
  • Lynn Meadows Golf and Country Club
  • Leons – Simcoe
  • Lighthouse Festival Theatre
  • Marineland
  • Nuts n’ Bulk Food Company
  • Premier Equipment
  • Pro Fit Health Club
  • Proctor Marine
  • Robin deBoer
  • Romancing the Stones
  • Shelly’s Family Dining
  • Starlight Engraving
  • Sweet Retrospect
  • Towpath on the Grand
  • The Barrel Restaurant
  • The Blue Barn
  • The Brick, Simcoe
  • The Circle Game
  • The Gay Blade
  • Zaandi Yoga Studio
  • 13 Reasons

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Hosts Baseball Tournament

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Hosts Baseball Tournament

On Saturday, July 9, five teams got together to play baseball in support of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk. The games took place at Townsend Lions Park from 9 AM – 3 PM including a BBQ lunch. The winning team, “Brew Jays,” received Blue Jays tickets. A special thanks to deBoer Cabinets Inc. of Cayuga for sponsoring this event. Altogether, $1561 was raised to go towards United Way’s Annual Campaign. Thanks to all the teams for their support!

Day of Caring at Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre

Day of Caring at Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre

On June 30, an amazing team of Volunteers from CIBC volunteered at the Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre for the United Way Day of Caring.

It takes a village..

Several truckloads of unusable electronics, drywall, appliances, etc. were removed and taken for recycling and repurposing.  Donations of clothing & diapers were sorted and shelved in the Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre’s Care Closet.  Pipes were painted and friendships forged.

Marie Mitchell of the Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre states, “We at NPC are so fortunate to be a part of the United Way, as well, we were able to create a new partnership with the wonderful people at CIBC.   We look forward to working together with them in the future.  Thank you United Way, for such an amazing program like the United Way Day of Caring.”

Meaghan Bowler of CIBC states, “The Day of Caring is a humbling, gratifying experience to see your efforts directly reflected in making our community a better place for all!”

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk’s Day of Caring events will be taking place in Haldimand and Norfolk counties over the summer.  “It’s wonderful to be able to immediately see the impact of your volunteer work,” states Brittany Burley, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk.  “The volunteers from CIBC took on several very large jobs and everyone came together as a team to get this important work done for a very valuable community organization.  We are so thankful for their support and desire to make positive change in our community.”

Day of Caring

Fanshawe Student Union Donates $567.85!

Crystal and Dena from Fanshawe Student Union came into our office today to present us with a donation of $567.85!  This money was raised at their 1st Annual Family Fun Day that was held on June 4 and Fanshawe College.

Brittany Burley accepts the donation from Crystal and Dena of Fanshawe Student Union.
Brittany Burley accepts the donation from Crystal and Dena of Fanshawe Student Union.

We’re so thankful that their Student Union chose to support us with their 1st Annual Family Fun Day! Thanks for your support!

Fanshawe Student Union's 1st Annual Family Fun Day
Fanshawe Student Union’s 1st Annual Family Fun Day

Day of Caring at Haldimand Abilities Centre a Success!

Day of Caring at Haldimand Abilities Centre a Success!

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk held 2016’s first Day of Caring event on June 22nd at the Haldimand Abilities Centre in partnership with Farm Credit Canada’s Simcoe office.  The event was a great success with volunteers from Farm Credit Canada working hard to beautify the sensory garden at the Haldimand Abilities Centre.  After a full morning of weed pulling, hedge trimming and more, the change was impressive.  The sensory garden supports the needs of people with dementia, vision loss and brain injury. It has great therapeutic and educational benefits and is helpful for dealing with disabilities that affect sensory responses.

Volunteers from Farm Credit Canada visited the Haldimand Abilities Centre to help them beautify their sensory garden.
Volunteers from Farm Credit Canada visited the Haldimand Abilities Centre to help them beautify their sensory garden.

“Thank you so much to United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk for connecting us with Farm Credit Canada in Simcoe,” states Lorraine Skarratt, Coordinator of the Haldimand Abilities Centre. “The team did an amazing job and made the Haldimand Abilities Centre garden look beautiful again. Their hard work was greatly appreciated and so many of our participants have expressed how happy they are to use the garden. We have some great programs for the summer and thanks to Farm Credit Canada we will be utilizing this lovely outdoor space.”

Volunteers from Farm Credit Canada busy at work in the garden.
Volunteers from Farm Credit Canada busy at work in the garden.

This Day of Caring event was the first of several that will be taking place in Haldimand and Norfolk counties over the summer.  “I’m happy to say that our first Day of Caring event was a great success,” states Brittany Burley, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk.  “The volunteers from Farm Credit Canada worked hard and did an incredible job beautifying the garden.  We really appreciate their commitment to our community.”

A group of volunteers from Farm Credit Canada working on the Haldimand Abilities Centre's sensory garden.
A group of volunteers from Farm Credit Canada working on the Haldimand Abilities Centre’s sensory garden.

Please contact Brittany Burley at [email protected] if you’re interested in participating in a Day of Caring event.

Holy Trinity Catholic High School Donates $1500 to United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk!

Holy Trinity Catholic High School Donates $1500 to United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk!

On the night of Wednesday, May 18, Holy Trinity held a United Way Glow Dance, where all proceeds were donated to United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk. Principal Humberto Cacilhas and student council co-presidents Imogene Stortini and Berlyn Rymer along with Special Education Department Head Tara Williams, presented the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk a check for $1500, which was raised at the glow dance.

HTTV HT Presentation

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk presented Holy Trinity  with two 2015 Campaign Awards. Student Council co-presidents Imogene Stortini and Berlyn Rymer accepted the awards for Top Catholic Secondary School, as well as the Spirit Award.

United Way greatly appreciates all of the continued support and efforts that went into fundraising for the glow dance event.

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Hires Summer Student

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Hires Summer Student

Through the Canadian Summer Jobs Program, United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk has hired a summer student for their “Special Events Coordinator” position.

Jill deBoer of Cayuga has shown evidence of her experience in fundraising and working with non-profit organizations. All the way from raising money to build a water well in Africa, to recently getting back from her fifth mission trip to Haiti, Jill has a heart for helping others. When Jill finishes her Child and Youth Worker Program at Sheridan College, she hopes to work closer with some of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk’s member agencies.

“I am beyond excited to start planning and coordinating events in our nearby communities that will help raise funds for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk,” states Jill.