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Scotiabank Simcoe are Community Champions for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

Scotiabank Simcoe are Community Champions for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

Kim Shippey, Executive Director for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (left), Wes Keenan, Scotiabank Simcoe Branch Manager (middle) and Candy Neil, Scotiabank Customer Experience Lead (right)

Scotiabank in Simcoe presented United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk with a cheque for $2,750.00.

We are incredibly grateful for this outstanding gift from Scotiabank Simcoe. Through their community investment strategy and focus on supporting causes at a grassroots level, this donation will benefit multiple organizations and programs resulting in a positive, measurable impact.

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

As a leader in social innovation, United Way drives change by investing in local programs that support the social sector to not only serve but solve social issues.

We are proud to continue our support of our local United Way.

Wes Keenan, Branch Manager – Scotiabank Simcoe

Through a collaborative effort, United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk funds services that ensure individuals, children and families have access to basic needs like food and shelter, while enabling them towards greater self-sufficiency. We continue to build strong relationships with local organizations and community champions, like Scotiabank.

Swiss Chalet Shows United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk A Little Love

Swiss Chalet Shows United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk A Little Love

Kim Shippey, United Way Executive Director (left) and Christine Casey, Assistant Manager, Swiss Chalet Simcoe (right)

Swiss Chalet Simcoe knows how to create a buzz through social media. As great community champions, Swiss Chalet is helping to boost the United Way message through a series of Facebook giveaways by donating four separate large gift baskets, each with a unique theme. The first basket they provided had a Valentine’s Day twist, filled with chocolates and a $100 gift card to the restaurant. Their next basket will be themed around Mother’s Day, followed by a July 1st celebration and a back to school basket for Labour Day weekend.

We recognize and applaud the outstanding support that the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk provides to our community and we are thrilled to be a part of that impactful change.

John MacDonald, franchise owner of Simcoe Swiss Chalet

All you need to do to win is follow us on Facebook, be a local resident and like, share and comment on the contest posts and you could take home one of these fabulous baskets. Our Valentines basket reached an astounding 49,915 people with over 10,000 engagements.

We can’t thank Swiss Chalet, Simcoe and John MacDonald enough for providing an avenue for our United Way to share our message to so many people. The need for social services continues to grow in our communities. Thank you, John and your team, for helping us to spread this message through our social media platform and gain more followers and champions for United Way.

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

When you support United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, you are helping a multitude of services through community programs that offer basic needs like food, shelter, programs for seniors to enhance their lives, much-needed school supplies for children in need across Haldimand and Norfolk and a supportive environment for those living with mental illness.

To donate a gift basket from your local business please contact us today. You can be a part of impactful change today.

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

Change 4 Change Campaign

Our first ever… 

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 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

Contact: Brittany Burley, Executive Director
United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk
Phone: 519-426-5660 Email: [email protected]

Annual Fashion Show 2018


We had a blast at our annual Fashion Show at The Coach Pyramids, 250 Argyle Street North, Caledonia on September 20th at 6:30 p.m.

To watch the video see our facebook page.

Sometimes raising money is just plain fun! On September 20th we had our annual fashion show at The Coach Pyramids in Caledonia and we shopped for a good cause. Fun, fashion, wine tasting, door prizes and shopping for a good cause.

Thank you to all those who participated in this event.

Brittany Burley
Yvonne Holloway
Carol MacFarlane
Robyn Robinson
Janice Smith
Judy Tomczak
Ron Tomczak

Local Vendors:
Dr. W. Janushewski Family Dentistry
Jensen’s Cheese
Koncir Automotive
Mary Kay Cosmetics – Kim Odorjan
Regional Auto Glass
Shoppers Drugmart
Speedy Glass
The Apple Place
The Blue Elephant
The Brick
The Burning Kiln Winery
The Coach Pyramids
The Crepe House in Port Dover

Day of Caring – August 16, 2018

Day of Caring

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk’s Day of Caring with Libro Credit Union

August 16, 2018

Our Day of Caring event on August 16th at the Haldimand Abilities Centre in partnership with Libro Credit Union was a great success. Volunteers worked hard to beautify the sensory garden. After a full morning of weed pulling, hedge trimming, painting picnic tables, 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. They also grow their own vegetables and herbs that they use in meals for their clients.

Check out our “Day of Caring” information page to see how your organization can get involved.