New United Way initiative offers gifts that will help others in need
TRURO - During this holiday season, the United Way of Colchester County urges people to consider giving a gift that can change the life of someone living in this area.
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Darcy MacCallum, administrative co-ordinator with the United Way of Colchester County, shows the organizationâ€™s new online gift catalogue. The initiative allows people to give personalized gifts to others in need in the local area.
The United Way has launched its new online gift catalogue, which allows people to give a personalized tribute gift. In the catalogue you can choose from a variety of meaningful gifts such as outreach to an abused woman or a safe place for children to play.
By sending one of the e-cards to a loved one, you are showing you care about the community you live in and want to make a difference. You can personalize the e-card and send it to yourself to be printed to give in-person or it can be emailed directly to your loved oneâ€™s inbox. The online catalogue can be found on the United Way of Colchester Countyâ€™s website at www.colchester.unitedway.ca.
The new gift catalogue and annual workplace campaign help to fund essential programs and projects in Colchester County. In addition to funding vital local programming, the organization invested in five empowering grants during the past few months that are helping community members in the following ways:
- Funding a freezer and refrigerator for the Colchester Food Bank so that their clients will have access to more nutritious food items.
- Helping clients of the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre by funding books and a laptop for the outreach worker.
- Teaching members of the Canadian Mental Health Association Colchester East Hants branchâ€™s how to cook nutritious food on the new barbecue funded by United Way.
- Providing more food options to those who use the Neighbours Helping Neighbours (Tatamagouche Food Bank) by funding a new fridge, storage containers and bins.
- Giving seniors and children the chance to increase literacy skills on a new computer at the Londonderry Community Centre.
For more information call the United Way at 895-9313, visit the office on 574 Prince St. in Truro, or log onto www.colchester.unitedway.ca.