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A recent report showed that Lethbridge has the highest child poverty rate in the province with nearly 20 per cent of children in Lethbridge living in low-income families. United Way and the Youth Week Coalition aim to shed light on programs that are available for children and youth, and to... more
Since July of 2014, more than 150 individual volunteers have worked more than 800 hours towards United Way’s mission to support human service programs. “We have amazing volunteer support,” says Connolly Tate-Mitchell, United Way’s volunteer coordinator.  “Without it, many of our programs and events... more
After a year’s worth of fundraising, the United Way has the capacity to dole out hundreds of thousands of dollars in support between a number of applying human service organizations in Lethbridge and South Western Alberta. But just who is it that decides which organizations will receive a share of... more
In 2013, the Vibrant Lethbridge Commitee released the first part of a report called Understanding the Impacts of and Finding Community Solutions to Poverty in Lethbridge, Alberta. Vibrant Lethbridge sought out a focus group to find community solutions to poverty in Lethbridge. The group consisted... more
At the Hurricanes game on Friday, March 13, business manager Terry Huisman presented a cheque to United Way executive director Jeff McLarty for a total of $11,629.50, money raised with the support of the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club. United Way volunteers Jannell Or and Sawyer Daley were on... more
The Tip a ‘Cane event at Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual on Feb. 24 raised $503.75 for the United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta, just over the $500 goal. The hard work and enthusiasm of eight of the newest Hurricanes players ensured that diners had a unique and fun experience. Players... more
On Tuesday, February 24, players from the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team will be serving up drinks, appies and dinner at Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual for another round of “Tip a ‘Cane”! All tips earned that evening will be donated to United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta to invest... more
United Way and KPMG LLP’s Coats for Kids and Families program wrapped up mid-December and deliveries were made to six local organizations for distribution to those in need. “In all, we delivered more than 200 coats and more than 100 scarves, hats and pairs of mitts,” said Connolly Tate-Mitchell,... more
United Way and KPMG LLP collecting coats for kids and families in South Western Alberta As the cold season draws near, the United Way is asking Lethbridge residents to remember the community members who don’t have suitable winter wear. In partnership with KPMG LLP, United Way will be collecting... more