12 Days of Pizza

12 Days of Pizza Raises $4,741

Left to right – George Karamilev (Domino’s Pizza Simcoe franchisee), Marloes Bussink, Stevielee Kanuik-Carrier (Domino’s staff), Kim Shippey (Executive Director – United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk)

We were thrilled to partner once again with Domino’s Pizza of Simcoe for the 12 Days of Pizza event which ran from Dec 12 – 24, 2019. In its fourth year, 12 Days of Pizza continues to gain momentum and helps to create a positive impact through the work of the United Way. This year it raised a generous $4,741.35 for United Way of Haldimand Norfolk.

“Here at Domino’s we believe in the outstanding work of the United Way and are thrilled to give back to our community through this annual event.”

George Karamilev, Domino’s Pizza Simcoe franchisee.

From December 12 to 24 Domino’s offered a Large 4-Topping Pizza for only $12.99 and 100% of the sales went towards United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk. Many treated their staff, family and friends to this deal during this time, giving back to their community in a delicious way. Thank you to everyone who participated.


Port Dover Christmas Pub Crawl 2019

Port Dover Christmas Pub Crawl Raises $2,030 for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

Louie Brzozowski (event organizer), Kim Shippey (Executive Director – United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk)

The annual Port Dover Christmas/Charity Pub Crawl gained in popularity with additional stops and restaurants added to the event.

This year’s event supported United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, bringing in a grand total of $2,030. The evening was epic with outstanding costumes, spirits, generosity and smiles creating a record crowd of over 225 people. The women’s team “Babes” competed with the men’s team “Boys” on which group could raise the most funds throughout the night. Once again, the women’s team was victorious.

The Port Dover Christmas Pub Crawl was pleased to collaborate with the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk again this year in support of Port Dover and area’s R.E.A.C.H. Program. Working together to help fundraise for a local program that targets social challenges and builds strong healthy communities is always a win-win-win scenario.”

Louie Brzozowski (event organizer)

This is a fun event with approximately 45 minutes at each stop, the Pub Crawl added additional locations and this year started at the Port Dover Legion, then on to The Beach House, to the Fisherman’s Catch, The Terrace Room, Southside Louie’s, 211 Main and the final stop, with a live band and dancing, was The Brig at the Norfolk Tavern.

“Our heartfelt thanks to Louie and his wife Jodi-Anne for their continued dedication to promoting and organizing this event. It was so much fun! We are incredibly grateful to be the recipients of our community’s generosity and want to thank everyone that participated. You are all true community champions.”

Kim Shippey, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

2019 Jail & Bail

Announcing Campaign Goal at Annual Jail & Bail

On September 19, we kicked off our 2019 campaign with over $10,000 raised at our annual Jail and Bail event in Simcoe and Cayuga. The weather was perfect and the day was full of fun, with creative crimes such as ‘Never Giving a Straight Answer,’ ‘Cow Tipping,’ and ‘Failing to Buy the Office Lunch.’ We had new faces at the events this year but by far the favourite were a pair of Jack Russels, Phinn and Dino, accompanied by their owner Sandie Heirwegh. This trio came away with ‘Most Creative Crime’ and ‘Most Funds Raised’ for Haldimand. Taking the prize for ‘Best Costume’ was David Sykes for his crime of ‘Computer Hacking.’
In Norfolk, the enthusiastic team from the Norfolk Association for Community Living took home the ‘Most Funds Raised’ award, Katherine Whitney won ‘Best Costume’ and Ron Tomczak was awarded ‘Most Creative Crime.’

It was a great day and Brittany Burley, our Executive Director, announced our campaign goal in a very new way.

“More important to us than the dollars raised, is the impact these funds have on the community, which is why this year we are going to announce our annual campaign goal as an impact goal of what we plan to achieve in the community!”

Our goal is to help 16,000 people in Haldimand and Norfolk. This number includes mental health and wellness supports for 2,000 people, educational programs for 2,500 children, community programs for 3,000 seniors and 8,000 people moving themselves from poverty to possibility. Burley stated,

“This is only possible with the support from the communities in which we live.”

We would like to extend a special thanks to the following: McDonald’s (Simcoe) for coffee, Tim Hortons (Cayuga) for coffee and prizes, OPP Norfolk for their time and fingerprinting skills, Ron Tomczak the FauxPP Officer, Turkstra Lumber (Simcoe) for creating the jail cell, Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand and Norfolk for Photos & Presentation, Adam Veri for the logo design, MyFM for the sound system, and Foodland (Cayuga) and Shopper’s Drugmart (Simcoe) for the use of their parking lot.

Annual General Meeting Awards 2019

2019 Annual General Meeting Awards

Volunteer of the Year Peter Davidson

Harold J. Schneider Community Service Award

Marc Peppin

Spirit Awards

  • Norfolk Association for Community Living
  • Cobb & Jones LLP
  • Ontario Provincial Police – Norfolk County Detachment
  • Cayuga Foodland

2018 Caring Community Awards

PLATINUM ($25,000+)

  • Aberdeen Health and Community Services Foundation
  • Imperial
  • LCBO

GOLD ($10,000 – $24,999)

  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board
  • Grand Erie District School Board
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Stelco

SILVER ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • BMO Financial Group
  • CIBC
  • Domino’s Pizza – Simcoe
  • Norfolk Association for Community Living
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • Union Gas Ltd.

BRONZE ($500 – $4,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Barrel Restaurant
  • Bell Canada
  • Brantford & District Labour Council
  • Brokerlink
  • Cobb & Jones LLP
  • Dalhousie Place
  • David’s Restaurant, Elements Day Spa, Links of Dover Coast
  • Don Hyde Marine Ltd.
  • Erie Beach Hotel
  • Fanshawe College
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Federal Government Retirees
  • Government of Canada Employees
  • Haldimand County
  • Haldimand Norfolk REACH
  • Harsco MultiServ Canada
  • Hydro One
  • K.Smart Associates Ltd.
  • Libro Credit Union
  • MHN Lawyers
  • Meridian Credit Union Ltd.
  • Norfolk Community Help Centre
  • Norfolk County
  • Ontario Provincial Police – Norfolk County Detachment
  • Province of Ontario Employees
  • Rassaun Services Inc.
  • Scotiabank
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Toyotetsu Canada
  • True Experience
  • Turkstra Lumber

Funding for Two New Programs

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.

  • Adam Veri
  • Alison High
  • Anonymous
  • Ed Sanchuk
  • Gary Nelson
  • Haley McIntosh
  • Janice Warrell
  • Louis Brzozowski
  • Melanie Atkins
  • Scott Buchanan
  • Taylor Vanhooren

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)
  • Youth Mentorship Program
  • CYPRES 55+
  • Family Services Counselling Program
  • Parenting After Separation/Divorce
  • Peer and Home-Based Vision Support
  • Settlement Services
  • Volunteer Services

12 Days of Pizza Results

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.”

Brittany Burley, Executive Director, UWHN

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