United Way of the Lower Mainland gives an unprecedented $350,000 to support former foster youth to achieve educational dreams and alleviate COVID-19 financial strain
September 16, 2020 12:55 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Way of the Lower Mainland is showing local love and significantly increasing its investment in the Youth Futures Education Fund to $350,000 -...
$600,000 now available to former BC youth in care, from Youth Futures Education Fund
December 11, 2019 09:00 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
Vancouver, B.C., Dec. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hundreds of B.C. youth formerly in government care are receiving money when they need it most, thanks to the Youth Futures Education Fund. This...
Almost half of British Columbians sometimes feel lonely – but giving together makes us feel better
October 08, 2019 08:00 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to new research released today by United Way of the Lower Mainland, almost half (46%) of British Columbians say they sometimes feel...
More former foster youth could succeed in school with $150,000 investment from United Way of the Lower Mainland
September 04, 2019 11:30 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
Vancouver, Sept. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Way of the Lower Mainland is investing an additional $150,000 in the Youth Futures Education Fund, so more B.C. youth who have aged out of...
New Westminster school board votes to provide free pads and tampons in schools
February 27, 2019 03:21 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
New Westminster, B.C., Feb. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an historic decision, the Board of Education for New Westminster Schools has voted to supply free pads and tampons in school...
United Way of the Lower Mainland commits $100,000 to In It Together, Abbotsford anti-gang program on the verge of closure
October 04, 2018 14:59 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Way of the Lower Mainland has committed $100,000 to Abbotsford gang-prevention program In It Together, helping keep the program...
B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Rate Highest in Canada, New Report
June 12, 2018 03:01 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seniors’ poverty in British Columbia is the highest rate in the country, according to the B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card released...
Over 166,000 Menstrual Products Donated in United Way Tampon Tuesday Campaign
March 23, 2018 08:00 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
BURNABY, British Columbia, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Way of the Lower Mainland’s 2nd annual Tampon Tuesday campaign has netted over 166,000 donated menstrual products. This year’s...
Tampon Tuesday Campaign Participants to Build Mountain of Menstrual Products March 20
March 20, 2018 12:19 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
BURNABY, British Columbia, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday March 20, 2018, an eye-catching pile of menstrual products is expected at United Way of the Lower Mainland’s head office in...
United Way campaign totals $25.1 million to help over 400,000 children, families and seniors across the Lower Mainland
February 21, 2017 22:00 ET | United Way of the Lower Mainland
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) - United Way of the Lower Mainland will put $25.1 million to work in the community to help more than 400,000 children, families and seniors across...