United Way – The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:09:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Youth to Youth Board offers Funding to Youth Initiatives in Leeds & Grenville http://www.ngtimes.ca/youth-youth-board-offers-funding-youth-initiatives-leeds-grenville/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/youth-youth-board-offers-funding-youth-initiatives-leeds-grenville/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:29:10 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10599 The Youth to Youth Board of United Way Leeds & Grenville announcesdthe 2018 grant application for funding in support of youth initiatives within the Leeds and Grenville community. Grants equal to $500 or less will be available for programs supporting youth that concentrate on, but are not limited to, providing affordable youth activities, improving the […]

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The Youth to Youth Board of United Way Leeds & Grenville announcesdthe 2018 grant application for funding in support of youth initiatives within the Leeds and Grenville community. Grants equal to $500 or less will be available for programs supporting youth that concentrate on, but are not limited to, providing affordable youth activities, improving the skills of youth, preparing youth for future endeavours and educating youth on the importance of advocacy. Organizations/Agencies who receive funding from the United Way Leeds & Grenville are not eligible for Youth to Youth Board grants.

Grant applications are accepted until February 28, 2018. Applications are available online at www.uwlg.org.

The Youth to Youth Board is a Junior Board of Directors for the United Way Leeds & Grenville. The high schools located within Leeds and Grenville have the opportunity to elect representatives to participate on the board. This year there are a high number of students on the Youth to Youth Board that appropriately represent the youth within Leeds and Grenville.

Kelly Cole, Campaign Director for United Way says “investing in today’s youth, their projects and giving them opportunities to learn and grow builds stronger communities. We, at the United Way Leeds & Grenville are inspired by our Youth to Youth board who raise funds in their own schools to support local youth programs across Leeds and Grenville.”

Alexis Wharton, Youth to Youth Board President says “participating on the United Way Youth to Youth Board continues to be a phenomenal opportunity to ensure that there is a continuation of groups within the community that specifically concentrate on youth involvement. Our youth board persists to produce progressive impact within Leeds and Grenville with the understanding that the support has the ability benefit the community.”

About United Way Leeds & Grenville United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.

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United Way receives $100,000 from Proctor & Gamble http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-receives-100000-proctor-gamble/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-receives-100000-proctor-gamble/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:52:01 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10310 The team at Procter & Gamble presented a cheque for $100,000 to Board Chair Tammy Sokolowski, Cabinet Member Darren Gallacher, and Executive Director Trish Buote last week. This is the final 2017 fundraising contribution to the United Way Leeds & Grenville, for a total of $200,000! Mutazz Akour, P&G Plant Manager, was very thankful for […]

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The team at Procter & Gamble presented a cheque for $100,000 to Board Chair Tammy Sokolowski, Cabinet Member Darren Gallacher, and Executive Director Trish Buote last week. This is the final 2017 fundraising contribution to the United Way Leeds & Grenville, for a total of $200,000!

Mutazz Akour, P&G Plant Manager, was very thankful for having such a caring team: “It’s about the heart of this team”. The campaign at P&G is technician-run, and the dedicated team is all volunteer including many retirees. They contribute through payroll deduction, events, activities, and product sales.

Trish Buote remarked: “What an amazing contribution by an amazing team. There has been so much for this team to digest in 2017, and we are incredibly thankful for their continued dedication to our community. The money they have raised is critical to support people in need right here in Leeds & Grenville. I am humbled and thankful for them.”

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DOCS & DIAMONDS GALA a record-breaker http://www.ngtimes.ca/docs-diamonds-gala-record-breaker/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/docs-diamonds-gala-record-breaker/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:16:22 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10077 The United Way’s 2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala was held recently at the Memorial Centre in Brockville and was one for the United Leeds & Grenville record books. The Soprano-themed event raised just over $30,000! A whopping 76% increase over the event held in 2016. This success means that the United Way is closer than […]

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The United Way’s 2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala was held recently at the Memorial Centre in Brockville and was one for the United Leeds & Grenville record books. The Soprano-themed event raised just over $30,000! A whopping 76% increase over the event held in 2016. This success means that the United Way is closer than ever to meeting its $825,000 fundraising goal for this year. These dollars mean so much, and will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville community.

Chair of the Event Committee, Dr. Andy Jordan, said, “I was very pleased with the event and the dollars raised. I feel Docs & Diamonds has established itself as a fun annual event that attendees look forward to each year, and we are already contemplating the 2018 event. The theme is not yet determined, but will continue to be a popular parody of a favourite TV show.”

Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville said, “I am thrilled with the outcome of the event, and so grateful for the generous guests who attended, our important sponsors, and the amazing volunteers and staff who spent countless hours to pull this fun event together. The people who will benefit most are those who are truly in need in our community. I am incredibly thankful.”

There is still time to donate to this year’s campaign. Please visit uwlg.org and donate online or call the office at 613-342-8889. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.

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United Way Golf Tournament & Silent Auction http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-golf-tournament-silent-auction-2/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-golf-tournament-silent-auction-2/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 18:59:39 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=5776 Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) will be holding our annual fundraising event for the United Way of Leeds & Grenville and Lanark County. The Golf Tournament & Silent Auction will be held on June 17, at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club (125 Golf Club Road). Tickets are $100 […]

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Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) will be holding our annual fundraising event for the United Way of Leeds & Grenville and Lanark County. The Golf Tournament & Silent Auction will be held on June 17, at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club (125 Golf Club Road). Tickets are $100 SFGCC members $75) and include 18 holes of golf, cart, games, prizes, an all you can eat roast beef dinner and a silent auction.
Mike Fair Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac Ltd. of Smiths Falls has donated 5 Hole in One Prizes that include a car, golf vacation, golf clubs, and golf swag. There will also be prizes for Best Team, Closest to the Pin, Closest to the Line and Beat the Pro.

Register yourself or your team of four golfers by May 15 to be entered in the draw to win a LG LED Television donated by Stephen Leblanc owner of Smiths Falls Hyundai.

Even if you don’t golf you can still support the United Way and enjoy a fun-filled day of games, a silent auction and a roast beef dinner for $40.

Register yourself or your team & buy dinner tickets by contacting Cynthia Redmond at 1.855.667.2726 ext. 4121 or by email cynthia.redmond@fcsllg.ca.

The United Way Leeds and Grenville helps FCSLLG send hundreds of children in need to summer camp programs every summer and provides funding so families can participate in the Family Counselling program. The United Way Lanark County helps us with our snow suit campaign and the Angel Tree programs at Christmas time. The support the United Way provides us is invaluable to our children and families.

Child safety is our top priority. FCSLLG protects children so they can grow up safe from abuse, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as neglect.

FCSLLG is a non-profit organization that serves children and families in the counties of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and their surrounding areas. We are commonly referred to as a child welfare services agency or a children’s aid society. We have a role under the law.
We support families when they need it and, when required, take the necessary steps to make sure children are protected. We carry out our work under the Ontario Child and Family Services Act, which requires us to investigate possible abuse or neglect of children and ensure the safety of those who need protection.

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United Way Leeds & Grenville announces new Executive Director http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-leeds-grenville-announces-new-executive-director/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-leeds-grenville-announces-new-executive-director/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:15:28 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=5364 The United Way Leeds & Grenville Board of Directors has announced that Trish Buote will be joining the organization as their new Executive Director. The board welcomes Trish to her new role as Executive Director with our dynamic organization. We look forward to working with Trish and the UWLG team as we revise and implement […]

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The United Way Leeds & Grenville Board of Directors has announced that Trish Buote will be joining the organization as their new Executive Director. The board welcomes Trish to her new role as Executive Director with our dynamic organization. We look forward to working with Trish and the UWLG team as we revise and implement the strategic direction for the next five years. Trish’s experience and expertise will serve our community well.

Trish brings over twenty years’ experience in cross functional leadership, with a proven track record of achieving business results in both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Trish’s most recent experience includes her role as Director of Development for the Aquatarium in Brockville.

Prior to that, she was responsible for fundraising, operations, and marketing for high profile not-for-profit organizations, including SickKids Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This included strategic plan development, financial & operations management, and marketing, including print, digital, and social media campaigns.

“The United Way Leeds & Grenville continues to have a huge impact on the community and the many people it serves. I am looking forward to working with the staff and board of directors to continue the growth and accomplishments of the organization.” Trish said.

United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant, and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.

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United Way fundraising golf tournament & silent auction http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-fundraising-golf-tournament-silent-auction/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/united-way-fundraising-golf-tournament-silent-auction/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:26:35 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=5195 Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) will be holding our annual fundraising event for the United Way of Leeds & Grenville and Lanark County. The Golf Tournament & Silent Auction will be held on June 17, at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club (125 Golf Club Road). Tickets are $100 […]

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Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) will be holding our annual fundraising event for the United Way of Leeds & Grenville and Lanark County. The Golf Tournament & Silent Auction will be held on June 17, at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club (125 Golf Club Road). Tickets are $100 SFGCC members $75) and include 18 holes of golf, cart, games, prizes, an all you can eat roast beef dinner and a silent auction.

Mike Fair Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac Ltd. of Smiths Falls has donated 5 Hole in One Prizes that include a car, golf vacation, golf clubs, and golf swag. There will also be prizes for Best Team, Closest to the Pin, Closest to the Line and Beat the Pro.

Register yourself or your team of four golfers by May 15 to be entered in the draw to win a LG LED Television donated by Stephen Leblanc owner of Smiths Falls Hyundai.

Even if you don’t golf you can still support the United Way and enjoy a fun-filled day of games, a silent auction and a roast beef dinner for $40.

Register yourself or your team & buy dinner tickets by contacting Cynthia Redmond at 1.855.667.2726 ext. 4121 or by email cynthia.redmond@fcsllg.ca.

The United Way Leeds and Grenville helps FCSLLG send hundreds of children in need to summer camp programs every summer and provides funding so families can participate in the Family Counselling program. The United Way Lanark County helps us with our snow suit campaign and the Angel Tree programs at Christmas time. The support the United Way provides us is invaluable to our children and families.

Child safety is our top priority. FCSLLG protects children so they can grow up safe from abuse, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as neglect.

FCSLLG is a non-profit organization that serves children and families in the counties of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and their surrounding areas. We are commonly referred to as a child welfare services agency or a children’s aid society. We have a role under the law.

We support families when they need it and, when required, take the necessary steps to make sure children are protected. We carry out our work under the Ontario Child and Family Services Act, which requires us to investigate possible abuse or neglect of children and ensure the safety of those who need protection.

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