United Way hands out funds to organizations

The United Way Thompson-Nicola Cariboo this week handed out money to more than 50 organizations in the region.

  • Jun. 3, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The United Way Thompson-Nicola Cariboo this week handed out money to more than 50 organizations in the region.

The cheques are the final step in the annual United Way fundraising campaign that wrapped up last year with $2.25 million collected.

This year, $432,150 will go into programs for children and youth, $218,100 into organizations and programs addressing poverty and $271,400 into promoting strong communities.

Recipients include:

Winding River Arts & Performance Society Kids Summer Camp (Ashcroft), $3, 400

Cache Creek elementary after-school art program, $2,900

Ashcroft elementary after-school art program, $2,900

Ashcroft elementary active after-school program, $4,000

Ashcroft elementary Cook It, Try It, Like It program, $1,150

Cache Creek elementary Cook It, Try It, Like It program, $1,100

Desert Hills Tri Club Kids Triathlon Training Camp (Ashcroft), $4,000

Thompson Cariboo Minor Hockey operational (Ashcroft), $3,400

Boys and Girls Club, operational (Cariboo), $18,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters, In-School Mentoring (Cariboo), $18,000

Williams Lake Library Youth Drop-In (Cariboo), $4,300

Communities That Care Cariboo Youth Survey, $12,000

Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops operational, $75,000

Interior Community Services Youth Street Outreach Program, $65,000

Interior Community Services Youth Homelessness co-ordinator, $27,000

YMCA/YWCA, Children Who Witness Abuse, $30,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters, In-School Mentoring, $25,000

Children’s Therapy, Early Intervention Program and Autism Program, $30,000

Chris Rose Therapy Centre, Operational, $30, 000

Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association, Operational, $20, 000

Kamloops Arts Council, Crossing Bridges Outreach Program youth art, $8,000

ASK Wellness, Fireside Youth Centre (Merritt), $23,400

Big Brothers Big Sisters, In-School Mentoring (Merritt), $5,000

Pacific Sport Interior BC, Active After School Program (Merritt), $1,500

Nicola Canford elementary Cook it, Try it, Like it (Merritt), $1,100

Big Brothers Big Sisters, In-School Mentoring (North Thompson), $5,000

Clearwater secondary Healthy Kids, Healthy Community, $11,000

Williams Lake Salvation Army operational, $15,000

Williams Lake Food Policy Council, food action co-ordinator, $9,100

ASK Wellness, SHOP Program, $65,000

Elizabeth Fry Society operational, $45,000

White Buffalo Aboriginal and Community Response Program, $20,000

Street School literacy outreach worker, $30,000

New Life Mission Dental and Health Clinic, $15,000

Phoenix Centre operational, $10, 000

Kamloops Food Policy Council operational, $8,000

Clearwater Food Bank operational, $1,000

Winding River Arts & Performance Society, My Fair Lady (Ashcroft ), $4,600,

Ashcroft Community Resources Society Online Community Resource Directory, $3,200

Logan Lake WHY operational, $20,000

CMHA Transportation Program, $5,000

Williams Lake Hospice operational, $10,000

CMHA Spirituality Conference, $4,100

Social Planning Council co-ordinator, $6,000

Kamloops Brain Injury Association operational, $43,000

Family Tree Family Centre operational, $50,000

CMHA operational, $30,000

ONCORE Central Services operational, $30,000

People in Motion, Operational, $35,000

St John Ambulance operational, $6,000

Mount Paul United Church community outreach co-ordinator, $5,000

Nicola Family Therapy operational (Merritt), $1,500

Yellowhead Community Services Interagency Committee, $5,000

Barriere Recreation Society operational, $2,000

North Thompson Arts Council operational, $2,500

Clearwater Trails Task Force Committee, Clearwater Trails Network Master Plan, $8,000

All That Kids Can Be, $709,307

Strong Communities, $597,435

Poverty to Possibility, $303,641

Donor Directed, $191,568

Community Initiatives, $475,592 (John Tod Community Centre, Days of Caring, KTW Christmas Cheer Fund, capacity building, research, community conversations)