Entries by Katie Burke

Overdose Prevention Project

Last year, 1,510 people in BC died from a drug overdose: in 87% of the overdoses, fentanyl was detected. Overdoses are happening in our community. Far from being an issue confined to the streets, the opioid epidemic is affecting people from all walks of life and from all socio-economic backgrounds; it could be your friend, […]

Thank You!

United Way Greater Victoria and Success By 6, South Vancouver Island Council of Partners wish to thank the volunteers, funding partners and community agencies who have dedicated time and resources since 2004 to support the children and families in our region. Success By 6, South Vancouver Island was established as a provincial partnership between the […]

How volunteers lift communities

United Way believes that at the heart of a strong community are people who care for those around them. Caring for others can take many forms. It can be as simple as holding the door open for someone or picking up groceries for a neighbour recovering from surgery. It can be demonstrated through donations to […]

2018 Spirit Award Nominations

You did it! You showed your local love for your community through your 2018 workplace campaign. Let’s celebrate your spirit of generosity at our annual Spirit Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees. The award winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards luncheon on April 24, 2019. Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair Over 100 Employees Nominees […]

Double the amount of tampons and pads collected for women in need: United Way’s Period Promise

Double the amount of tampons and pads collected for women in need: United Way’s Period Promise Periods are a fact of life, and monthly menstrual products are a necessity but many people can’t afford them. Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and affording basic hygiene products. This Saturday, Victorians stepped up to help change […]

United Way Launches 2018 Community Campaign

VICTORIA, BC – As Vancouver Islanders, we love where we live. But for many, life is a struggle. United Way Greater Victoria has a solution that relies on thousands of community-minded people: help your community by showing your local love and giving to United Way. Today is United Way Day and the official kick-off to […]

Win One – Give One Contest!

What does local love look like? United Way believes that at the heart of a healthy community are people who care – not just for themselves – but for those around them. We call that showing your local love. We all know local heroes – whether it’s a crossing guard or a police officer or […]

Two dentists with hearts of gold help the community

Have you ever wondered what happens to your old gold crowns? Avenue Family Dental and United Way Greater Victoria teamed up to show how scrap metal can be turned into community support. Dr. Dawn Webster and her husband, Dr. Matt Evans, save gold from willing patients’ old crowns and bridges then sell and donate the […]