The United Way is investing $32,800 into the North Thompson Valley, according to a recent report.
Under the category From Poverty to Possibility, funding is going to Clearwater and District Food Bank Society, plus to a Front Door to Grocery Story workshop held as part of UNBC’s ongoing mobility for seniors study.
In the category All That Kids Can Be, funding is going to in-school mentoring put on by Big Brothers and Sisters of Kamloops and Region, youth drop-in at Yellowhead Community Services (YCS), and a youth after-school tutor program, also at YCS.
Funding in the Strong Communities category is going to Barriere Curling Club, the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program at Clearwater Secondary School, community activities programs put on by the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Center in Barriere, and an interagency committee sponsored through YCS.
In March, over 40 United Way volunteers spent countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing local non-profits before investing over $1 million into programs and services throughout the Thompson Nicola Cariboo Region. An additional $500,000 has been invested through grants, multi-partner collaborations and donor directed designations.