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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 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
Blog Posts
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
Getting around during Youth Week a 'Breeze' During the week of May 25-30, youth will find it easier to get around the City of Lethbridge. Lethbridge Transit will be removing all restrictions from youth transit passes during Youth Week. This means that from 6 a.m. on Monday, May 25 until 11:59 p.m.... more
No vandalism with graffiti art program   By Marcus Anstey for United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta   A place where kids can be kids, have fun, chill and relax. Does a place like this even exist? The answer to that is “yes”. Believe it or not, there is a place in Lethbridge exactly... more
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