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We work with partners to help local people improve their lives, neighbourhoods and communities. COVID-19 has left more children vulnerable, more seniors isolated and more families hungry. With your support, we provide essential funding to help ensure that people’s basic needs are met. Get involved by donating, volunteering or fundraising.
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Community Impact Stories
Throughout my two years working with Youth 4 Community helped me nurture my leadership abilities. Youth 4 Community taught me how to work comfortably in a team setting, and how to solve problems using input from everyone. It was a valuable experience that a thoroughly enjoyed.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way of Thunder Bay and our community partners have mobilized to meet the needs of at-risk individuals, seniors, children and families. Read a sample of stories from local organizations that worked side by side with United Way to help our community pull through these tough times…
I met Linda roughly 6 years ago when I was in grade 7. Linda helped me when I needed it most whether it was schoolwork, food, or clothing she was able and more than willing to help me out. I soon noticed that I wasn’t the only kid coming to both the Evergreen house and Park for help. No matter how spread the community was we all came together at Evergreen….
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Community Champions Showing Local Love
Tbaytel would like to thank the United Way Thunder Bay for the incredible work they've always done for our community but in particular, their continued efforts to make sure some of the most vulnerable members of our community are taken care of in these unprecedented times. That's why Tbaytel didn't hesitate to support Local Love Day by matching donations up to $10,000. It's a great way to encourage those in our community to give back what they can, if they can. We're in it together.Dan Topatigh
The United Way of Thunder Bay has always been a great organization for supporting our community and region, and we need them now more than ever. What we give to the United Way goes to work where it is most needed, and many of us see the results on the streets. Food and shelter, essential services, and new beginnings are made possible by our donations and the United Way. My heartfelt thanks to the United Way of Thunder Bay, and the volunteers and donors who care so much.Michael Gravelle
Covid-19 has illustrated and amplified the many inequalities and social injustices that exist in Thunder Bay including racism, poverty and homelessness. While we all want the pandemic to end we must be determined not to return to the status quo of haves and have nots. This is a unique opportunity to level the playing field and provide opportunities for all. Thunder Bay Public Library stands in solidarity with the Indigenous community, with Black Lives Matter, and with those who have the greatest needs. That is why we are supporting the United Way's Show Your Local Love Day.John Pateman
As we approach the holiday season of a very challenging year, it's more important now more than ever that we support people, organizations and businesses in our community. Please reflect on 2020, and think about how you can make an impact on the lives of others through kindness and generosity. Let's earn our motto of "The City with a Giant Heart"Michael Nitz
As a corporate leader in the community, Copperfin is pleased to support Show Your Local Love Day. As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to encourage everyone as we near Christmas to reach out and Show Your Local Love. Support a small business, consider donating to the United Way Recovery Effort, or spend some time with someone less fortunate. Regardless of what you do, remember to Share the Love.Allison Kasper
Resolute is proud to support Show Your Local Love Day and we encourage our employees and Thunder Bay residents to shop local, check in on a friend or neighbour, and consider giving to the recovery effort undertaken by United Way and its partner agencies. Our Northwestern Ontario operations combined forces earlier this year to make a $25,000 contribution to the Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Respond Fund, and we continue to support response efforts through in-kind donations, such as providing masks to local health initiatives.Michael Martel & Kent Ramsay
Newmont Musselwhite Mine has always been very happy to have a longstanding partnership with United Way of Thunder Bay. Our community and surrounding area looks to organizations like United Way now, more than ever during these difficult times, and the support they provide helps countless individuals and families right here at home. By participating in Show Your Local Love Day, I wish to thank all who continuously put in the tireless and determined effor of helping those who need it most.Don Burke
Canadians have been facing a public health and economic crisis like none other in our lifetime. Overnight, people from all walks of life and all backgrounds saw their lives and ways of life change. All of this disruption is not easy, and communities were not immune from the upheaval. Not only were community supports and services needed even more, but they had to reimagine how to support the people they serve. But time and again, the deep compassion, resiliency and determination of Canadians to stand together has shone through. The United Way of Thunder Bay has been there every step of the way, helping the organizations that help all of us. They truly know that we are indeed stronger together.Patty Hadju
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in Show Your Local Love Day. One of the ways you can show your local love is by buying, dining, and shopping local. In turn, local businesses support good work in our community - the kind of work supported by the United Way and carried out by United Way funded agencies and social service providers. Support local, shop local, give local. That's your local love in action.Charla Robinson
Through my years of involvement with United Way of Thunder Bay I have witnessed so much local love. From the generous donors to the many local organizations whose work impacts our community by helping those in need, the people of Thunder Bay have shown their local love, time and time again. Now more than ever, we need to look out for one another. Please take this opportunity to donate to United Way and show your local love for our community. Because we are, and always will be, stronger together.Kelly Gallagher
While there are always people who need assistance, as result of the COVID-19 pandemic there are that many more who need our help. Because of the United Way's strong history of helping those in need, the federal government partnered with them to provide much-needed emergency assistance to vulnerable populations in our region. In support of Show Your Local Love Day, I want to wish the United Way continued success with their RECOVER 2020 campaign and encourage those who are able to participate.Marcus Powlowski
These are challenging and uncertain times. The stronger the sense of connection-local people working together in a united way-the more resilient the community. As United Way supporters, we encourage everyone to get behind the RECOVER 2020 campaign and show that we are a community that cares about each other. And that we are resilient. Together, we can help Thunder Bay get back on track.Kelly and Wayne Maunula
Thunder Bay is known as the community with the giant heart and this is truly demonstrated by the compassion and commitment shown by the United Way of Thunder Bay. 2020 has been an unprecedented year for everyone and like Superior North EMS the United Way plays a critical role in helping those in need. United Way Show Your Love Day can help make a difference in so many lives and you can be part of it. Show your giant heart, show your love, be kind, be you and we will all get through this together.Wayne Gates
I am pleased to participate in the United Way's Show Your Local Love Day. I know Thunder Bay is a generous city; together we can ensure the RECOVER 2020 campaign is the most successful in history. It's so important this year. I know the United Way appreciates your generous support. Thanks and stay safe everyone!Judith Monteith-Farrell
I've always been proud to call Thunder Bay home for many reasons. One being how the city responds to those in need. This week we celebrate Show Your Local Love Day - an opportunity for all citizens to give back to our community. I want to thank the United Way team, partner agencies, volunteers and donors for joining together to ensure that no need goes unmet.Bill Mauro
The COVID -19 pandemic has had a deep impact on all our lives. The Thunder Bay Police Service supports the United Way's Show Your Local Love Day. Please take this time to do your part. It can be as simple as picking up a phone and calling family or friends who may be feeling alone or stressed from dealing with this crisis. Share your love and help spread hope for a brighter tomorrow here in our community.Sylvie Hauth
Intercity Industrial Supply Ltd is excited to be participating in Show Your Local Love Day - a unique opportunity to shop local, dine local, give local. The United Way of Thunder Bay once again finds creative ways for all residents to contribute and ensure our community stands strong and overcomes the difficulties resulting from the pandemic. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to the United Way team, partner agencies, volunteers and donors for joining together to make this event a success.Carolyne Leroux
Whether you volunteer your time, share your expertise and talents, or make a donation to charity, you are showing your local love. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, your continued generosity will help to meet urgent and ongoing needs if those who have been made most vulnerable by this crisis. Thank you Thunder Bay... your local love is showing.Colin Bruce
Thunder Bay is depending on us to show our local love for community. Many of our friends, families and neighbours, right here at home, need help to get through these tough times. If you are fortunate to have food, clothing, a warm home and personal supports around you, please consider helping those who are not as fortunate. We can all give something, no matter how small, to help others in their time of need.Stephanie Ash
Well as if things couldn't get harder for those in need. With this second wave of Covid-19 all around us, the need for your support has never been more apparent. Please think about all those that have been deeply affected by this horrible pandemic. So please step up and help the United Way help others. Thank you for your support.Shawn Christie
We are pleased to be a champion for the United Way of Thunder Bay's Show Your Local Love Day! We love Thunder Bay and encourage all members of our community to embrace kindness and the power of local love in your actions. A smile, a gesture of gratitude, a donation of your time or money to the better good of others will make us collectively strong. Thank you, United Way Thunder Bay for spreading love and supporting our frontline community agencies so they can provide help to those who require it, when and where they need it most.Penny Belluz
This pandemic has had a significant impact on everyone. For some people and communities, however, the impacts of COVID-19 have been more profound. We are very appreciative that the United Way and the many Agencies that it supports are there to help meet the needs of those who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Showing Your Local Love and supporting the RECOVER 2020 Campaign are meaningful ways we can help each other get through this... We are all in this together!Janet DeMille
Hello, I'm Ken Boshcoff and I'm asking for you to personally Show Your Local Love and join us as we come together to fight poverty right here at home and help people and families who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Please give generously to the United Way's RECOVER 2020 campaign. Your gift has the power to provide life-changing supports right now including food, shelter and mental health programs. Thank you for caring about our community!Ken Boshcoff
IG Wealth Management is proud to support the Show Your local Love Day initiative! Covid-19 has brought about challenges that we have never seen before and now more than ever our community needs our help. It's our time to help a neighbour, shop and support local and consider giving to the United Way Recover 2020 campaign. Wear a mask, wash your hands and follow the distancing guidelines. Together we can positively impact so many businesses, agencies and people.Donna Yocom
SHOW LOCAL LOVE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
We know it takes a whole community working together to improve lives and build a better Thunder Bay for everyone. There’s so many ways to give or get involved.