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"It is worth reflecting on the power volunteering has and remembering that the gift of time and effort can save and change lives."


Darrel Pink,
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient
United Way Halifax Volunteer


Monday, 22 April 2013

Thank You Volunteers!

April 21-27 2013 is National Volunteer Week in Canada, and we would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our volunteers!

We have over 5,000 volunteers who are helping our community in HRM - from volunteering in workplace campaigns, to helping us carry out our strategic vision, volunteers are making a difference in Halifax. We are so proud to have such wonderful people donating their time and talents to helping move people from poverty to possibility, and establish a healthy community. 

Friday, 12 April 2013

Call 211 for Help

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211 is a number to call when you are looking for help! If you want to connect with services in Nova Scotia, you can call or go online to find the help you need. 211 Nova Scotia was officially launched on February 11, 2013 and the centre is responding to more and more calls every day.

Information and referral specialists provide information for callers in multiple languages as well, so there is every chance that your questions can be addressed. If you need help, call 211 today! 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Game Day for United Way Thank You!

rainmen jpgThanks to everyone who came out to see the Rainmen play on Saturday night. We had a great time, and sold lots of 50/50 tickets! The Rainmen won the game, but they already won the hearts of our community with their support. Thank you!

2012 Campaign Co-Chairs, Kim Mason and John Rogers proudly proclaimed success at United Way’s annual Celebration Breakfast, February 11, 2013. The World Trade Centre was buzzing with excitement when Steve Murphy announced that $6,104,138 was the total amount raised for our community.

It was also a memorable day for 211 Nova Scotia as the service went live for all residents of the province. 211 is a non-emergency phone number and website to connect citizens to community, social and government services they need. John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, signaled the launch of 211 in his remarks. 

John Rogers, Campaign Co-chair; Catherine Woodman, President & CEO; Kim Mason,Campaign Co-chair; Kevin Stoddart, Board Chair

Campaign Co-chairs with United Way's Resource Development Team. Kim Mason, Co-chair; Vanessa Greer, RD Assistant; Shelley Miller, RDO; Courtney Larkin, Director, Annual Giving; Sarah White, RDO; Krista Stewart, RDO; Lisa Buchanan, GCWCC Manager; John Rogers, Co-chair.



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