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Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now she helps kids finish high school. “I came home from school one day and my mom was in the kitchen. I looked in the living room and noticed our couch was missing. I looked at my mom and said, ‘What happened to the sofa?’ She said, ‘You... more
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LETHBRIDGE- On Monday, December 9, United Way gathered at CASA with members of the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Council and the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network – partners in organizing the art & media contest, now in its second year. The contest winners were officially announced,... more
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LETHBRIDGE-United Way’s Coats for Kids & Families collection has wrapped up for another year, and with 245 coats and 223 other winter accessories donated, the organizers say it was a success. “The goal this year was to increase the number of coats collected,” said program coordinator Connolly... more
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United Way agencies helped AJ when he left home as a teen. Now, he’s reconnected with his family, thinking about school, and helping other young people. “I should have been successful, but I wasn’t. When I was nine or 10, I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). That led to other... more
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Ken was a single dad experiencing tough times, but United Way agencies helped him get back on his feet—and now he pays it forward                                                        “I grew up in Canada and was able to take advantage of the opportunity that provided me. I went to school, got a... more
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LETHBRIDGE-Following September’s Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge, three local organizations are aiming to keep the discussion going through creative expression. The second annual #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation art and media contest offers local artists of all ages a chance to win one of three... more
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LETHBRIDGE-Are you ready to get cold for a cause? Join the U of L Management Students' Society for a polar plunge that helps make local issues like social isolation and education inequality #UNIGNORABLE! Monday, October 7, 2019  |  11:00am-3:00pm Dignitaries Foot-Dip at NoonU of L Campus (bus loop... more
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When Nuhaa’s family first moved to Canada, it was a difficult adjustment. But a United Way-funded program made it easier.                                                   “I was born in Syria, but when I was four, my family had to leave because it was too dangerous there. So we went to Jordan. I... more
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Event Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019   |   5:00pm Event Location:   Lethbridge City Hall (910 – 4 Ave. S.  Lethbridge)   LETHBRIDGE - Traditionally, a do-gooder is a well-meaning person with unrealistic ideas of philanthropy, but United Way is looking to take back the word, and turn being a do-... more