United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Announces Funding for Two New Programs
We are proud to announce that we will be funding two new programs in 2019. United Way funding decisions are community driven and community focused. Each year a group of local volunteers representing various sectors in Haldimand and Norfolk form the Allocations Committee. Using their knowledge and first-hand experience, they allocate funds to the programs they feel will meet the most urgent needs of Haldimand and Norfolk residents.
The two new United Way funded programs are as follows:
Taylor the Turtle: My Body Belongs to Me
A seven-module body rights program for primary grade aged children that encourages the strengthening of protective factors such as emotional literacy, resiliency, self-confidence, expression abilities, and body awareness.
Path to Possibilities
Residents of Trillium Manor, a supportive rent geared-to-income home for individuals living with mental illness, learn skills to live independently. These skills include budgeting, healthy eating, grocery shopping, critical thinking, empathy, self-awareness, problem solving, communication, stress management and interpersonal relationship building.
We wish to extend a thank you to the following volunteers that made up this year’s Allocations Committee. Most of whom braved a winter storm to attend a meeting.
In total United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk will be supporting 15 programs throughout Haldimand and Norfolk serving 12,500+ individuals in need right here at home. The programs that continued to receive funding again in 2019 are:
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Training
Basic Job Readiness Training
Club T.R.U.E. (Together, Recreation, Understanding & Enjoyment)
Domino’s Pizza 12 Days of Pizza Event Raises Record funds for United Way Haldimand and Norfolk
Here at Domino’s we are dedicated to supporting our community and this is one of the many ways we are doing it”
George Karamilev, Domino’s Pizza Simcoe franchisee.
United Way Haldimand and Norfolk and Domino’s Pizza Simcoe ran their annual 12 Days of Pizza event from December 12 – 24, 2018 and raised a record $5040.1 2 for United Way. Domino’s Simcoe offered a large 4-topping pizza for only $12.99 and 100% of the sales of this special offer supported United Way Haldimand and Norfolk.
In its third year, 12 Days of Pizza raised more than its first two years combined.
“It’s always exciting to see a fundraising event continue to grow year after year. We love partnering with Domino’s to help our community. They really understand the value of giving back and we are grateful for their support.”
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United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is pleased to announce the results of their first ever Change 4 Change campaign. In the month of November, five local restaurants donated $1 from every sale of their feature item to United Way’s Change 4 Change campaign. In its very first year, Change 4 Change raised $900 to help our community. Participating restaurants included Domino’s Pizza Simcoe, Ferrera, Kaley’s Restaurant, The Barrel, and The Blue Elephant. The premise of the Change 4 Change campaign is that the donation of your change (or $1) is enough to create positive change in our community because every dollar makes a difference.
“This was our first year running Change 4 Change and I’m really pleased with the results,” stated Brittany Burley, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk. “We are grateful to the restaurants that we had on board from Simcoe and hope to be able to expand Change 4 Change across the rest of Norfolk and Haldimand Counties in 2019. We heard great feedback from this year’s participants and plan to implement that feedback to make next year’s Change 4 Change campaign even better. Most importantly, I’d like to extend a big thank you to The Blue Elephant, The Barrel, Kaley’s Restaurant, Ferrera, Domino’s Pizza Simcoe, and all of the customers who made the decision to support us through their purchases.”
Every dollar provides opportunities to improve lives and build healthy communities. For anyone interested in making a donation to support United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, please contact United Way at 519-426-5660, in person at 23 Argyle Street in Simcoe, or online at www.unitedwayhn.on.ca. If you are a restaurant interested in participating in Change 4 Change next year, please notify United Way.
The Blue Elephant's Heather Pond and Judy Tomczak Communications Assistant of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk
The Barrel's Nick Kokkoros and Brittany Burley Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk
Brittany Burley Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk and George Karamilev from Domino's Pizza Simcoe
Kaley Horton from Kaley's Restaurant and Brittany Burley Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk
Ferrera's Jayd Ferrera and Brittany Burley Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk
Contact: Brittany Burley, Executive Director
United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk
Phone: 519-426-5660 Email: [email protected]
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