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

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 – 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

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

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – City of Kelowna

July 28th, 2017|

2016 saw the annual City of Kelowna workplace campaign break records for employee participation, raising $35,847 in 2016! The two-week campaign raised funds through a combination of payroll deduction, events and fundraisers. The City of Kelowna considers United Way their “charity of choice” and has been running a workplace campaign

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – TD Bank Group

July 21st, 2017|

TD Bank was one of the top five United Way CSO Workplace Campaigns in 2016 raising a total of $50,522 throughout our region! They have coordinated a United Way Workplace Campaign locally since 2007 and have raised a combined total of $240,000 throughout the region. Both corporate and employees pride

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – UBC Okanagan

July 20th, 2017|

UBC Okanagan, one of the United Way CSO’s 2016 top 10 Workplace Campaign Champions!  Last year, through their workplace campaign and special events Students, Faculty and Staff at UBC Okanagan raised $38,564. While faculty and staff payroll contributions are a big part of the annual UBC

Community Pulls Together at United Way Bus Pull

May 28th, 2017|

May 27, 2017 (Kelowna, BC) – The community pulled together at the annual United Way Bus Pull on Saturday as teams and sponsors raised $21,005 for United Way CSO’s 2017 campaign. 10 teams sought after the coveted United Way Community Cup in a competitive bus pull that saw Great West

In the News – Kelowna Civic Award Winners

May 20th, 2017|

United Way CSO is proud to see Costco, a loyal corporate partner, being recognized for their generosity and community spirit. Way to go Costco! See the full list of award winners as posted on Global Okanagan: 2017 Kelowna Civic and Community Award Winners

Gorman Bros. Lumber supports community in a big United Way!

May 9th, 2017|

West Kelowna – The United Way Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen team recently visited Gorman Bros. Lumber to thank them for the incredible workplace campaign donation for 2016. Gorman’s donated $61,008 which makes them the #1 workplace donor in West Kelowna and one of the top 3 workplace campaigns for 2016. Funds

GRM hosts fundraiser at Rockets game

March 10th, 2017|

  March 10, 2017 (Kelowna) - Global Roadway Maintenance once again hosted their "Spinning Wheel" fundraiser at the Kelowna Rockets game Friday night raising $655 for the community! Rockets fans lined up for a chance to spin the wheel to win a number of great prizes.          

Jim Paterson

February 16th, 2017|

A long-time supporter of United Way, Jim has been a leadership donor for many years and has sat on our Board of Directors and countless committees in both Winnipeg and the Okanagan. He was also a core champion of the workplace campaign at the City of Kelowna before retiring two years

CRA workplace campaign exceeds fundraising goal

November 14th, 2016|

November 14, 2016 (Penticton) – The Canada Revenue Agency wrapped up a successful campaign by presenting the United Way CSO with a cheque for $25,758.85, their highest donation ever. This campaign was supported by both Kelowna and Penticton offices. Shown above: Bonnie Hall of United Way CSO (far right) accepts a

Pushor Mitchell donates over $18,000 to United Way

November 9th, 2016|

November 9, 2016 (Kelowna) – At the end of a successful workplace campaign, Pushor Mitchell LLP presented United Way CSO with a cheque for $18,177. This donation will go towards the 2016 campaign which will fund programs throughout the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen.  Shown above (left to right): Jeremy Lugowy of

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