All Donor Stories 2017-05-28T17:20:23+00:00

Costco Kelowna #1 again in 2017 campaign fundraising

May 17th, 2018|

Costco Wholesale Kelowna is once again the #1 workplace campaign in our region for 2017! The Costco team of 400+ employees raised just over $60,000 and was matched 50% by Costco Wholesale for a total that reached over $90,000. In addition, they participated in a “Seeing is Believing” bus tour, visiting

United Way celebrates community “rockstars” from 2017 Central Okanagan campaign

April 6th, 2018|

Shown above: Costco was honoured again as the top workplace campaign in 2017 donating over $92,000 with 100% participation. Show above: Board members, Jennifer Robins and Jennifer Kilback (Hyper Hippos), Costco’s Adele Barton, UWCSO Executive Director Helen Jackman, Barb Kellert, Rod Schultz, Aliel Leslie, Kathleen Clancy, and Kim Komant of Costco. April

Local artists give back through Simply Art Show raffle

March 19th, 2018|

Shown above: Reanne Amadio, Community Investment Manager accepts the cheque from Kelowna Palette Club President, Eva Eshpeter at the Simply Art Show and Gala Friday, March 16.  March 19, 2018 – The Kelowna Palette Club held their annual Simply Art Show and Gala on the weekend donating all the raffle proceeds

TD Bank raises $48,000 for United Way in 2017

February 16th, 2018|

February 19, 2018 – TD Bank Group, a huge supporter of the United Way, raised over $48, 000 in the Central and South Okanagan regions in 2017. This puts them firmly among United Way Central and South Okanagan's top five workplace campaigns! These funds were raised by all the branches and

Global News – Kelowna kids coming together for charity

February 5th, 2018|

A group of kids is trying to make a difference in the world by starting at a young age. Each child in 100 Kids Who Care Kelowna is learning to inspire others and donate to causes they support. “They come together four times a year to select charities that they believe

Investors Group raises over $9500 for United Way

December 20th, 2017|

Shown above: Bonnie Hall, Community Engagement Manager of United Way CSO with Karen Erickson, Regional Director of Investors Group Okanagan Region and Jeremy Lugowy, Community Engagement Coordinator. December 20, 2017 – Investors Group, Okanagan Region donated consultant contributions of $8290 to the United Way yesterday. Additional special event fundraisers contributed another

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – City of Kelowna

December 13th, 2017|

The City of Kelowna goes from being one of our top ten Workplace Campaigns to being one of the top five in 2017! The City of Kelowna realized a record breaking total of $44,980 for their 2017 Workplace Campaign.  The payroll deductions alone increased by 25%. 

Team BMO give a hand at United Way Day of Caring

December 5th, 2017|

December 1, 2017 - Team BMO volunteered for another Day of Caring Friday. Several employees lent a hand to Hands in Service preparing and packing boxes of cookies for the Touch of Christmas event. Thanks BMO for giving back to your community. Another great example of a Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of

Workplace Campaign Spotlight 2017 – Costco Kelowna

November 23rd, 2017|

November 2017 - Costco will once again be the #1 workplace campaign in our region for 2017! Although the final tally won't be known for a few weeks, here's some highlights from this year's campaign: Again this year the Costco Team of 400+ employees has raised over $60,000 to be matched

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – Pushor Mitchell

October 20th, 2017|

October 2017 - Pushor Mitchell Lawyers kicked off their 2017 United Way workplace campaign with a visit from United Way and Phillipa Douglas of Karis Support Society. Staff learned about the incredible impact of their donations to support 1 in 3 people in our community. They enjoyed a busy week full of

19th annual Maxine DeHart Ramada Hotel Drive Thru nets $45,500!

October 12th, 2017|

October 12, 2017 (Kelowna) - Another stellar year at the 19th Annual Maxine DeHart Ramada Hotel United Way Drive Thru raising $45,500! Thanks to all our Drive Thru guests for your generous donations!!     Thanks to Maxine for her incredible dedication to United Way and the community! Thanks to all the

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – Gorman Bros. Lumber

September 22nd, 2017|

West Kelowna’s #1 United Way Workplace Campaign is Gormans Bros. Lumber. For over 10 years, Gorman's has coordinated a United Way CSO Workplace Campaign. At United Way CSO, 60% of our Community Funds are generated through local Workplace Campaigns. Gorman’s Workplace Campaign contributions help ensure that important agencies in our

United Way kicks off campaign with rockstar breakfast

September 20th, 2017|

September 7, 2017 (Kelowna) - United Way hosted the annual campaign kickoff breakfast Thursday, September 7th with over 270 in attendance for the rockstar themed event. VIP guests included community leaders, workplace campaign reps, corporate and media partners, volunteers, funded partners and staff. The United Way team, host Doris Bregolisse and

South Okanagan Drive Thru raises $15,485 for the community

September 20th, 2017|

Once again, the Penticton Lakeside Resort, multiple corporate sponsors, volunteers, community leaders and Drive Thru guests drove the 6th annual South Okanagan Drive Thru to success raising a whopping $15,485 for the community! Thanks to the sponsors and contributors, an estimated $14,675 of in-kind donations and over $35,000 in media promotions made this

In the News – Drive thru breakfast a hit

September 12th, 2017|

The Penticton Lakeside Resort entrance transformed into a drive thru breakfast Tuesday morning, in support of the United Way. On Sept. 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the 6th Annual United Way CSO Drive Thru Breakfast took place, with the proceeds helping over 26,500 people in need in the South Okanagan. The event was a success,

GRM Inc. hosts annual trade show and gives back to United Way

August 21st, 2017|

Global Roadway Maintenance (GRM Inc.) held their annual trade show and fundraiser on Saturday, August 19, 2017.  United Way staff and volunteers attended and together, we raised $1424 for the community!         Thanks to everyone who contributed prizes for the Prize Wheel and to Axe Monkeys Kelowna. Thanks to GRM,

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – Bank of Montreal

August 12th, 2017|

For many years, Bank of Montreal (BMO) has coordinated successful United Way Workplace Campaigns. Last year, BMO raised over $68,000 for the United Way CSO 2016 campaign through employee payroll deductions, corporate sponsorship and donations! This makes BMO our second largest Workplace Campaign in 2016!! BMO’s philanthropic

Workplace Campaign Spotlight- CIBC

August 12th, 2017|

In 2016, CIBC raised $23,278 for their United Way CSO workplace campaign! CIBC’s outstanding philanthropic efforts earned them a place among the United Way CSO Top 10 Workplace Campaigns!! For over 15 years, CIBC has coordinated successful UWCSO Workplace Campaigns through their national office.  We are proud to partner with

Workplace Campaign Spotlight- Crowe MacKay

August 12th, 2017|

Crowe MacKay has coordinated a United Way CSO Workplace Campaign for more than 10 years. Last year, they raised a total of $28,322 through corporate giving, employee payroll, and workplace special events donations for the UWCSO 2016 Campaign! Crowe MacKay’s dedication to supporting UWCSO lands them among our top ten

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – RBC

August 1st, 2017|

  RBC’s 2016 United Way Workplace Campaign raised $28,494, securing them a spot among United Way CSO’s top ten Workplace Campaigns in 2016! Locally, RBC has been supporting United Way CSO by coordinating a Workplace Campaign for over 15 years! It comes as no surprise that RBC has been a

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – Costco 2016

July 31st, 2017|

For over 10 years Costco Wholesale Kelowna has been United Way CSO’s #1 Workplace Campaign and corporate supporter.  In 2016, Costco raised $93,333 with 100% employee participation.  Costco matches their employee donations by 50%.  They also encourage their employee’s involvement in supporting the community through the Pushor Mitchell United Way

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