Crayola Sale Continues to be Major Gift to United Way

Crayola Presentation

Crayola Canada provided an enormous boost to the United Way campaign with a cheque
in the amount of $40,479. The 27th annual sale raised $36,000 and in addition, employees contributed $4,479 through their internal workplace campaign.
To date, Crayola has invested $915,479 into helping people through the United Way campaign.

For the full press release, please click here.

Everyone a Winner at Crayola Sale

October 17th, 2015 – Crayola Sale!

Everyone was a winner who attended the 27th Annual Crayola Sale. The event attracted people from across Ontario who were looking to support the work of 13 community agencies and United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes. Crayola staff, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes’ agencies, and community members volunteered their time to make the event a success. Thank you to everyone for helping. An official announcement will occur in the next few weeks regarding the amount raised. In the meantime congratulations to the Crayola Basket Draw winners:

Pattie Hurren (0614) third prizes; Rosa Rappl second prize (0238) and first prize winner is Tess Morasse (0252)

Crayola Staff, Volunteers and shoppers made the 27th Annual Crayola Sale a success!

2015 Everything Quilts

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Quilter’s Dream Raffle Winners

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes’ would like to thank the vendors, artists, volunteers and attendees who supported the Oct 3rd Everything Quilt event. Check your numbers if you participated in the raffle and call Sheryl Wallis, Campaign Leader, to arrange pick up. Call us during office hours at 705-878-5081.

Quilt Auction Bag Draw results here (pdf format)

Quilters’ Dream Raffle Prize results here (pdf format)

100 Mile Dinner a Hit!

The first 100 mile dinner was a hit!

There was a true sense of a community coming together at the first of three 100-Mile-Events, dubbed the FEASTABLE. What a testimony to the leadership, sense of community and expertise of the owners and staff at the Olympia Restaurant for their annual 100 Mile event.  (Sept. 14th)  Click on any image to see full size.

A deep appreciation for the farmers, their bounty and willingness to share it with the community.  This event supports the Kawartha Choice FarmFresh and United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes and is developed through the efforts of the municipal employee team.

Thank you to the team at the Olympia, their staff and our volunteers.  Great music for the evening as well.

Remember two more FEASTABLE events:

  • September 17 –South Pond Farm  7-9 experience local pizza ingredients on the outdoor fire and beverage from local breweries.
  • Oct. 5th at Fleming College for the MoveableFeast.  5-7:30

To register for the final two events, go to www.southpondfarms.ca/ and Fleming College ticket page  or call 1866-Fleming ext. 1664

Campaign Kick-Off

Two local businesses gave the United Way CKL help in launching its 2015 Campaign. September 9th at 7:30 and meet the Co-Chairs from Kawartha Lakes This Week, funded agencies at Smitty’s on September 9th. Later that day, Boston Pizza is hosting an appetiser event starting at 4p.m. Tickets for each are $15? Call the United Way office to reserve your spot! 705-878-5081.

Campaign Kick-Off

United Way Campaign Launch

Want to learn how United Way donors and volunteers change lives in our community? Come out and meet our campaign co-chairs, agency leaders and some of their clients.

  • Sept 9 at 07:30 – Kick off breakfast at 0730 at Smittys. Cost $15.00
  • Sept 9 at 4 pm – Kick off Appetizers at Boston Pizza. Cost $15.00

Live Auction of Birdhouses

This year’s Campaign Chairs

  • Mary Babcock

  • Lois Tuffin

  • Marcus Tulley

For more information about what our new Campaign Chairs have to say, and about our agencies, please click here to download the information sheet. A recent article in our My Kawartha paper, featured United Way and the announcement of the new chairs.

18th Annual Duck Derby

This was a really popular event. We have a great time every year.

Click on title to read more and see pictures!

2015 duck derby poster

Strumbellas and friends

Summer Concert

The Lindsay Rugby Club in association with United Way, welcomed the Strumbellas on July 4, 2015.

Partial proceeds will be donated to the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Concert Line up

4:30- 5:00 pm – Kids Mini-Performance & Sound Check (note: this is not a full set concert). A Kids Kanteen will be open selling pop, water and chips. Admission in the form of donations to the United Way are appreciated.

8:00 pm – Doors open
8:30 pm – A Mad World My Masters
9:30 pm – Sam Cash & Romantic Dogs
10:00 pm – The Strumbellas
12:00 am – Tom Dutch Band

Thank you to our sponsor, 91.1 BOB FM.

 

Campaign Touchdown

$473,778 Campaign Announced at Campaign Touchdown

Frank Geerlinks, GM of Kawartha Home Hardware Group of Stores presented $2,500 donation to community garden project. “I believe it’s a requirement to invest in the people of this community,” Mr. Geerlinks said. “We’re excited about our contribution to the campaign.”

Frank Geerlinks, GM of Kawartha Home Hardware Group of Stores presented $2,500 donation to community garden project. “I believe it’s a requirement to invest in the people of this community,” Mr. Geerlinks said. “We’re excited about our contribution to the campaign.”

From Frank Geerlinks, GM of Kawartha Home Hardware Group

“The United Way does amazing work in communities across Canada including here in the Kawartha Lakes, and we didn’t hesitate when asked to be involved with the continued growth of this inspiring project. The need for providing and educating people about sustainable food sources throughout the city — including schools and economically challenged neighbourhoods — is paramount. The United Way was looking for further investment in this project, and we are happy to do our part in continuing to foster and develop this program.” 

Reece Cowan, Store manager presented a cheque in the amount of $48,000 to United Way at its touchdown on March 31st. The employees of LCBO have become committed partners and have helped this community and Haliburton County become stronger, safer and responsive through at the till events. Thank you to each of the store teams….excellent work!

Reece Cowan, Store manager presented a cheque in the amount of $48,000 to United Way at its touchdown on March 31st. The employees of LCBO have become committed partners and have helped this community and Haliburton County become stronger, safer and responsive through at the till events. Thank you to each of the store teams…Excellent work!

United-Way-Touchdown

Our friends at Community Living helped celebrate touchdown. Great job team!
photo credit: Kawartha Lakes This Week

The First Annual United Way Celebrity Pie Auction

pieThe Lindsay Rugby Club hosted a special tasty fundraiser with the United Way for the
City of Kawartha Lakes on May 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Lindsay Rugby Club. It was a  family fun event….supporting 13 United Way agencies which deliver vital programs to our families and neighbours…

Thank you to the Lindsay Rugby Club for your caring leadership and partnership!

We look forward to next year!

Office Space Available Immediately

Professional office space available for lease. Three individual offices starting at 130 Sq. ft. to 350 Sq. ft. Located on a high traffic street with option of additional space in a shared reception area.  Common spaces include a kitchen, board room, tech room, accessible entrance. Assigned Parking on site.  Contact United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes for rates @ 705-878-5081 or email: pbartondyke@ckl.unitedway.ca

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Executive Office

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Shared Front Office

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Shared Boardroom