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A look at our impact over the last year

Throughout 2021-2022, our community once again displayed the spirit of local love that has kept United Way acting as an agent of change and support since 1959. Then, now, and always, we will be here for our community because we live and breathe our vision that “everyone in every community has the opportunity to reach…

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Our thanks to Derek O’Brien for his leadership

Derek O’Brien has been a board member for United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte since 2016.  In 2018, he became Board Chair and has led the organization to many milestones throughout his term. 2018 saw us build on our strength as a leader in helping businesses create robust and strategic social purpose plans, leading…

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Cathy Lahey to lead our 2022 campaign 

Friends, We are delighted to be able to share with you that long-time United Way supporter Cathy Lahey will serve as our Campaign Chair for 2022. A partner with Stewart McKelvey in Saint John, Cathy has always been deeply committed to community through involvement with many local non-profits and charities. We’re grateful for Cathy’s care,…

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Strengthening leaders in our nonprofit sector

For Mallory Curwin, the United Way has helped make her own first steps at First Steps Housing Project in Saint John more confident during a time that has been difficult for many charitable organizations. Mallory became executive director of First Steps last year, during the height of the COVID pandemic when social and financial constraints…

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A salute to our selfless volunteers

Friends, At United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte, our vision is to ignite the desire in everyone to improve lives and build strong communities. The hundreds of volunteers that work on our behalf are a testament to this vision. Our volunteers give selflessly of their time, energy, and resources to help us build a…

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Thanks to you, our 2021 campaign was a success

I am happy to share with you today the success of the 2021 United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte campaign. I have seen first-hand and heard amazing stories of individuals and families who have had their lives transformed through the work of the United Way. It has been truly inspiring to be part of…

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Time is running out….

February has arrived and all of us at United Way are working hard to meet our campaign goal of $1.72 million by the end of the month. Every year, we see the needs in our community and we are committed to making a positive difference – to building a better community for each individual who…

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Investing more than $1 million in community organizations

As the Chair of the United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte Community Investment Advisory Committee, I am so very pleased to announce the organizations that will receive financial support from United Way this year. The United Way considers funded organizations to be our partners – partners in building better communities for all residents of…

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Creating safe housing for youth

It’s not a day that Christina Fowler is likely to ever forget. Christina, the CEO of the Saint John Learning Exchange, spotted a group of young people gathered in the hallway – not unusual. What caught her notice was the huge backpacks a couple of them had on their backs. “They looked like they would…

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