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What is it like to live with a low income? Thanks to our friends at United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, I had the opportunity to take part in a poverty simulation at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton. A poverty simulation is designed to provide participants with an idea of the struggles... more
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“Who doesn’t want to be one of 1,000 people playing dodgeball against 1,000 other people at the same time?” asked United Way executive director Jeff McLarty. “Nobody, that’s who.” That’s just one of the reasons United Way has embarked on a mission to organize the biggest single game of dodgeball... more
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‘Inspiring Philanthropy Award’ nominees announced J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A number of businesses in the Lethbridge area and a family from Vauxhall have been recognized for their work with non-profit organizations. The Association of Fundraising Professionals... more
Updates
**UPDATE** The socks are in and we are pleased to announce that the Toasty Toes Sock Drive raised over 14,500 pairs across Alberta! Participants in Lethbridge and Coaldale raised over 1,200 pairs towards that total. The chiropractic office in the top collection spot, with just over 365 pairs of... more
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In order to make sure community members are prepared for the cold weather before it actually hits, United Way’s 2015 Coats for Kids and Families collection will be starting much earlier than last year. Along with partners, KPMG LLP and TD Canada Trust, United Way will be collecting gently used... more
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For the 74th year in Lethbridge, United Way will launch its annual fundraising campaign with the goal of raising half-a-million dollars. Community members are invited to join in the raising of the United Way flag On Tuesday, September 15 at 9:00am at City Hall. This year, United Way and its partner... more
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Hurricanes to Support Charities Over Summer www.lethbridgehurricanes.com Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have started a new campaign to help raise a goal of $15,000 to be donated to local charities over the summer months. The Hurricanes will donate $25 from every Adult and... more
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Kim and Aubrey - Friends for Life Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge has been making matches in the community since 1973. Kim and Aubrey have been matched since June of 2012. Since then, they have gotten to know each other very well. Kim says they have a lot in common. Both are girly, love... more
Success with support - 5th on 5th Youth Services 5th on 5th Youth Services has many successes. This story belongs to someone who has been with 5th on 5th for many years.  Thomas began seeking employment through the Career Mentoring program.  Although he was initially successful in finding work, his... more