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

Peachfest Parade – Talk about driving your community forward!

August 16th, 2018|

August 11, 2018 (Penticton) - The Penticton Peachfest Parade was once again anchored by 3 caring companies supporting United Way CSO and promoting the South Okanagan Drive Thru Breakfast. BURNCO, a long-time corporate supporter and donor, coordinated the parade "floats" with staff and kids joining in the fun by decorating the

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – Gorman Bros Lumber

August 7th, 2018|

Pictured above (left to right): Helen Jackman, David Pazdzierski, Nicole Arkle, Nick Stulberg, Brad Gilbert, Robert Blackhall, and Justin Sharko In 1951, John and Ross Gorman and their wives started a small business making apple boxes. The business has grown to five forest products divisions employing 1200 people. It started as a

Making a splash for your community at the United Way Dunk Tank

July 24th, 2018|

July 21st, 2018 (Kelowna, BC) – United Way CSO would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated and contributed at the United Way Dunk Tank at the Downtown Kelowna Association Block Party. The Dunk Tank took place on July 21st, 2018 from 10am to 4pm on Bernard

RBC Future Launch donates to local United Way tech program for youth

July 4th, 2018|

July 4, 2018 (Kelowna) – Today, RBC Foundation presented a cheque for $11,800 to United Way CSO for <CODE>anagan, a tech program for disadvantaged youth. Led by United Way, the program is a partnership with Accelerate Okanagan, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and Okanagan College that will provide youth with bootcamps and mentorship

City of Kelowna Airport Crew Lends a Hand at Day of Caring

June 29th, 2018|

June 28th - Four employees from the City of Kelowna Airport Crew took time out of their schedule to participate in a Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring. These employees helped paint a John Howard Society group transition home. Thanks to the Airport Crew for giving time and energy to

Swing Away for United Way Chips in for Local Community!

June 25th, 2018|

June 25, 2018 (Kelowna, BC) – United Way CSO would like to extend a huge thank you to Kayla Caruana of Investors Group for hosting the 2nd Annual Swing Away for United Way on June 14, 2018. It was a fantastic afternoon and over $1000 was raised for our community! Forty

RBC Mortgage Group give back at Day of Caring

June 13th, 2018|

      May 30, 2018 - RBC Mortgage Group brought a team of 30+ employees to Arion Therapeutic Farm to tackle all sorts of projects including fence painting, clean up, and garden maintenance. In addition to lending over 60 hours of service, they donated $1000 to the charity. Well done

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

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