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Paint the Town Red

Today in the Hunter Street alley, Jim Russell CEO of United Way of Peterborough & District was joined by Campaign Chair, Megan Murphy, Paint the Town Red 2018 Co-Chairs Laura Crann (Ashburnham Realty) and Ashley Vititoe (Gauvreau and Assoicates) along with a variety of participating restaurants to announce the launch of the 6th annual Paint the…

Megan Murphy Announced as 2018 Campaign Chair

Jim Russell, CEO United Way Peterborough & District, announced that Megan Murphy, local radio personality and film maker, will be leading United Way’s 77th community campaign in the fall of 2018.  Russell enthusiastically stated that “Megan’s deep Peterborough roots, artistic spirit, and community leadership makes her a natural choice to lead our campaign.” Megan was…

Thank a Teacher – Buy a Backpack

Are you considering a teacher’s gift and stuck on how to say thank you for a great school year? Consider giving your child’s teacher the gift of giving back. By making a $15 donation, you will purchase a backpack full of school supplies in support of United Way Peterborough’s Back Pack for Kids program. The…

Paint the Town Red – Save the Date

Paint the Town Red is back for its 6th year on Wednesday July 18th, 2018 Since 2013, over $60,000 has been generously donated by local restaurants, cafes and pubs to United Way Peterborough & District and invested right back into our community. Local businesses who participate in 2018 Paint the Town Red event will generously donate…

United Way Supports Grassroots Community Projects Through Its Neighbourhood Fund

United Way of Peterborough & District announced the recipients of the organization’s Neighbourhood Fund launched in February 2018. A total of $25,000 will be shared between twelve (12) citizen lead, grassroots projects. United Way also announced that it will be supporting the Precarious Employment Research Initiative with $2500. To date United Way Peterborough has released…

United Way Drives Community Innovation

United Way of Peterborough & District announced the recipients of the organization’s Innovation Fund launched in February 2018. A total of $75,000 will be shared between two ground-breaking projects addressing issues of housing and homelessness in our community. United Way Peterborough’s funding model is based on extensive engagement and consultation with the community. The Innovation…

Marion Burton Awarded Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

United Way of Peterborough & District today announced the 2018 recipient of the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction. The annual award was established to recognize an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution and ability to mobilize change within the community. The 2018 recipient was long-time labour activist Marion Burton. There isn’t a day that…

Coats 4 Kids

United Way of Peterborough & District’s Coats for Kids and Grown-Ups Too program strives to ensure that children and their families will be warm during the winter by providing clean, gently-used winter wear to children, youth, and adults in Peterborough City and County. “We have found there is a greater need for children’s winter jackets…

Tour de Lion 2018 Charity Bike Ride

May 27th, 2018 is the 5th annual Dandelion Day Festival to be held at Millennium Park from 11a.m.-4p.m. This annual celebration focuses on healthy lifestyles and the public is invited to enjoy free live music, face painting, children’s activity wall, and a chance to meet local Health Practitioners and local authors. The festival will include…

United Way Campaign Chases Final 4%

As we near the end of the 2017 Campaign, United Way volunteers and staff are excited by the current success. With three weeks to go before celebration on March 29th, the Campaign is within 4% of its $1.85 million goal. Neil Morton, 2017 Campaign chair is stoked. “We are not done yet! I am so…

Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

Nominations Open for Scholfield Award of Community Distinction  United Way Peterborough & District is inviting nominations  for the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction. This award was established to recognize an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution and ability to mobilize change within our community. “Through their excellent leadership, the award recipient energizes and inspires…