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Peterborough Performs-Musicians United to End Homelessness:

March 8, 2022: KawarthaNow – Peterborough musicians unite (again) to end homelessness with March 20 concert at Showplace

March 8, 2022: The Peterborough Examiner – Peterborough Performs 2.0 benefit concert for the homeless set for March 20 at Showplace

March 8, 2022: Global News Peterborough – Peterborough musicians unite to help address homelessness

March 9, 2022: PTBO Today – Peterborough Performs 2.0 raising money for United Way to battle homelessness

Our Research:

November 1, 2021: United Way Peterborough publishes 2021 Living Wage Report

December 8, 2020: Rising food prices concerning for Peterborough-area food bank need

November 30, 2020: Hunger report says food bank need still on rise

November 5, 2019: Global News “Living Wage Estimated at $17.63/hour for Peterborough & District.”

November 4, 2019: PTBO Today “United Way Releases Living Wage Report for 2019”

Coats for Kids & Adults Too:

October 30, 2021: Warm for winter thanks to Peterborough’s Coats for Kids

October 26, 2021: United Way and St. Vincent de Paul Team Up to Keep Peterborough Warm With Coats For Kids Program

October 17, 2021: Hundreds of items donated for United Way Peterborough Coats for Kids drive

October 1, 2021:United Way Peterborough launches annual Coats for Kids and Adults campaign

October 11, 2020: Peterborough United Way gathering Coats 4 Kids

September 24, 2019: Global News “Peterborough Coats for Kids Annual Campaign Holding One Day Collection.”

September 24, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Coat Donations being Collected October 5 for Coats for Kids and Adults Too.”

October 6, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Warming Up for Winter as Coats for Kids Returns to Peterborough.”

October 10, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Coats for Kids Could Use More Winterwear Donations This Year.”

October 11, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Mitts for Kids up for Grabs Oct. 26th at Peterborough Square.”

October 15, 2019: PTBO Today “United Way Still Looking for More Winter Coats.”

October 26, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Coats for Kids gets Peterborough Ready for Winter.”

Day of Caring:

June 17, 2021: PTBOToday – United Way Celebrating Successful ‘Day of Caring’

June 16, 2021: PTBOCanada – United Way Delivering “Day of Caring” Donations For Students and Shelters

June 16, 2021: KawarthaNOW – Peterborough Community Donates 275 Care Kits to the United Way for People in Need

June 8, 2021: Global News Morning Peterborough – A Day of Caring with the United Way

June 7, 2021: CHEX News Update – Day of Caring

May 31, 2021: Fundraising: Efforts Underway to Collect Necessary Items for Peterborough People in Need 

Emergency Community Support Fund: 

October 5, 2020: Coronavirus: United Way Peterborough offering 2nd round of emergency community support funding

Campaign Launches:

September 29,2021: United Way of Peterborough and District off to a strong start with campaign

September 29, 2020: United Way Peterborough & District launches social media campaign with $5 million goal

September 18, 2019: Global News “United Way Peterborough & District Announces $1.75M Fundraising Goal.”

September 18, 2019: PTBO Today “United Way Sets Sights on $1.75 million Goal.”

September 18, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Peterborough United Way target for 2019: $1.75M.”

September 23, 2019: Snapd Peterborough “United Way 2019 Campaign Launch.”

April 12, 2019: Extra 90.5 — David Goyette and Jim Russell discuss the 2019 United Way Campaign

Community Events

September 15, 2020: Drive-in concerts aid United Way of Peterborough and District

November 24, 2020: Peterborough Performs for the United Way bringing 15 local music acts to Showplace

November 19, 2019: PTBO Today “Dave Smith United Way Sledge Hockey Challenge brings in about $20,000”

November 12, 2019: Global News “Peterborough-Kawartha MPP hosting sledge hockey tournament to support United Way.”

October 15, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Timeless Style of Fashion Icons Focus of New Peterborough United Way Event.”

October 23, 2019: Global News “Audrey, Grace, Jackie: A Celebration of Timeless Style” will benefit the United Way of Peterborough & District”

October 26, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Peterborough United Way Hosts Timeless Style Vintage Fashion Show.”

July 15, 2019: Global News – “Peterborough set to paint the town read this Wednesday”

July 17, 2019: Peterborough Examiner – “Paint the town red benefit for United Way held at 34 Peterborough city, county restaurants” 

Workplace Campaigns 

http://June 18, 2021: Peterborough Examiner – “Trent University staff raise more than $150k in campaign for United Way Peterborough & District”

December 20, 2019: PTBO Today “City of Peterborough Raises over $66,000 for United Way Campaign.”

December 20, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “City of Peterborough employees raise $66, 663 for the United Way Peterborough & District.”

November 22, 2019: Global News “The value of a YES Shelter tour in Peterborough.”

November 22, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Soupstock laddles up proceeds to United Way of Peterborough & District”

November 13, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “A good day for soup at Fleming College in Peterborough.”

October 31, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Peterborough Municipal Workers Serve up Halloween Chili for United Way Cause.”

September 12, 2019: Global News coverage of Robinson Place Launch – Including United Way Peterborough CEO, Jim Russell’s discussion of upcoming Campaign Goal.

Community Involvement

October 23, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “East City Condo Builder to Donate to Peterborough United Way as Sales Open.”

September 24, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Another Butterfly in the Wall: Pollinator Wall Springs up in Peterborough.”

March 8, 2021: City expecting funding soon to create 10 modular housing units on Monaghan Road in Peterborough

March 4, 2021: City considers partnering with United Way on affordable housing

January 7, 2021: Training offered to leaders of non-profit groups in Peterborough area

December 18, 2020: City of Peterborough to apply for affordable housing funding for Monaghan Rd. project

September 10, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “New Campaign Urging Peterborough Area Voters to Consider Social Issues”

September 10, 2019: Global News “Community Organizations launch ‘Care. Hope. Vote!’ Campaign


June 29, 2021: Global News “Peterborough City Budget Process Underway”

June 25, 2021: Front Page Friday — “CEO Jim Russell Reflects on Canada Day” 

June 11, 2021: Front Page Friday — “CEO Jim Russell Speaks on Muslim Family Murder in London, ON”

June 4, 2021: Front Page Friday — “CEO Jim Russell on Day of Caring” 

May 28, 2021: Front Page Friday — “CEO Jim Russell Speaks on Upcoming Day of Caring!”

May 21, 2021: Front Page Friday — “CEO Jim Russell Reflects on Victoria Day Lockdown”

May 14, 2021: Front Page Friday — “CEO Jim Russell on International Day of Families”

October 17, 2019: Peterborough Examiner “Jim Russell: What Will the Political Parties do to End Poverty.”

Campaign Cabinet 

August 27, 2020: United Way Peterborough & District announces new Campaign Chair for 2020 campaign

June 6, 2019: Peterborough Examiner – :Peterborough United Way Campaign Cabinet Announced”

June 6 2019: PTBOToday — “The United Way of Peterborough & District unveils the 2019 Campaign Cabinet Team”

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