I’m Cam Galindo. I’m a long-time supporter of United Way Halton & Hamilton. June is Pride month, which is an exciting time to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the LGBTQ community such as myself. Your United Way fights hard every day to foster a strong sense of community where everyone has a sense of
The Community Foundation of Halton North has announced its 2019 grant recipients. This year, the foundation is distributing $73,000 to a variety of local charitable causes. Read more.
A local business and charity have teamed up to help feed vulnerable Georgetown residents. Employees from Saputo’s Georgetown division partnered with United Way Halton and Hamilton this week to prepare meals for those who access Food for Life’s weekly food program. The two organizations were busy in the kitchen at St. John’s United Church on
A new campaign has been launched to help give vulnerable people access to menstrual products. The United Way Halton and Hamilton (UWHH) has started the Period Promise initiative to highlight the struggle that people living in poverty face when it comes to affording menstrual hygiene products. Read more.
Stable, strong and loving families are the foundation of a vibrant society. We all need a sense of belonging and, families can come in many forms - traditional and non-traditional. For me, as a father of a blended family, I see and understand how vastly different my childhood was in comparison to theirs. Things sure
Passion drives lasting change. Thank you for making measurable and important progress to solving the community’s most pressing problems. Your volunteer efforts made a milestone campaign possible. Together, we have 10,875,000 reasons to raise our hands, applaud one another and celebrate! Cabinet, you all have done an amazing job this year; it was a pleasure
Women leaders who are actively working to change the status quo, who are lending their skills, expertise and experience to help others lead a better life, gathered at NUVO to speak with like-minded women. The proceeds of Women Changing the World went to United Way Halton Hamilton. Speakers included Jody Steinhauer, Keka DasGupta and Merri
Tampon Tuesday celebrated ten years this year. Did you know that feminine hygiene products are the most requested and least donated item at food banks? Events like this are taking place across Canada to help women’s shelters and other organizations ensure that women in need have access to necessary feminine hygiene products (FHP). Products collected
The Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT) and United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH) hosted a partner open house and media event, to answer questions on the recent unification announcement and discuss how their joint mission and mandate will work towards the elimination of poverty in Halton. Read more.
On the heels of volunteer week, I have been reflecting on what I get out of volunteering: I hope the organizations I volunteer for benefit from my efforts, but I wanted to examine what’s in it for me. I know it adds to the sum total of my happiness, making it a win-win. I volunteer