Entries by Katie Burke

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 […]

United Way recognizes Brian Mann with an Honourary Life Membership

VICTORIA, BC – The Board of United Way Greater Victoria recognized Brian Mann with an Honourary Life Membership at this morning’s 81st Annual General Meeting and welcomed a new member. Brian Mann has given generously of his time, leadership and resources to United Way for many years as a senior level volunteer. He is currently […]

The Gift of a Lifetime

Recent studies show that selfless giving  may contribute to good health and longevity. Jim Warr personifies this. At 95 years of age he still enjoys good health, and world travel. A positive thinker, he feels he’s been fortunate in life, and it is a duty and a privilege to help others. This will continue even […]

A Message from the President & CEO

This week, we recognized the power of working together in a united way at our annual United Way Spirit Awards. Every year we recognize and celebrate our donors, business partners, our workplace champions, labour leaders, community advocates and dedicated volunteers. We also announced our overall fundraising achievement from 2017: $5.01 million raised! We are on […]

United Way achieves year one fundraising goal of $5.01 million!

VICTORIA, BC – United Way has reached one-third of its three-year fundraising goal of $15 million. In 2017, $5.01 million was raised by workplaces, organization and individual donors in support of United Way Greater Victoria. The milestone was announced at United Way’s annual Spirit Awards today.  Funds raised will be invested in programs and services […]

Tampon Tuesday

Periods are a fact of life but for low-income, and particularly homeless women, menstrual products can pose a monthly financial burden. United Way believes that the pathway out of poverty starts with dignity. Providing resources and opportunities so that individuals in need have access to basic necessities leads to gender equity and self-sufficiency. Thanks to […]

2017 Spirit Award Nominees

United Way Spirit Awards are presented to donors, volunteers, community partners and businesses in Greater Victoria for their exceptional community spirit, team spirit and spirit of generosity when running a workplace campaign. Congratulations to all of the nominees. Winners will be announced April 11. Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair Over 100 Employees HMCS Regina – DND […]