United Way Campaign 2021

United Way SD73 Employee Campaign
SD73 2020 United Way Campaign: Donate to Win

Throughout the month of December, you can fill out a donation pledge to win a prize - your donation goes to the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way to help children and families in our communities. 

Each CUPE, KTTA and Administration employee who donates is eligible to win a day off with pay (1 CUPE employee and 1 KTTA employee, and 1 Administration employee).  There are also many other prizes to be won. Draw will take place in January, 2021. 

 Where does your donation go? 

Your donation helps support the Starfish Backpack program in Kamloops. 


Make your donation today
Make Your Donation Today
Your donation helps support the Starfish Backpack program. Volunteers pack bags of food and produce every week for 128 students and their families, in 13 schools across the district.  


Power Start Program - Boys' & Girls' Club Kamloops

Your donation helps kids in need, who are picked up, taken to school, and provided with breakfast.


Power Start Program - Kamloops Boys' and Girls' Club
Make your Donation Today
Your donation helps support the Kamloops Boys' and Girls' Club program, Power Start, which buses children to school and provides them with breakfast and a morning snack. This year the program is serving 120 students from five schools.  


Greetings from the United Way

A message from Katie Neustaeter, Interim Executive Director, United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo.



Less than a Latte

Dana Heyman, executive assistant to the Superintendent, has a request for SD73 employees.  


Seeing Poverty in the District

Bill Hamblett, District Assistant Superintendent, describes his experience of seeing poverty among students.


Feeding Students and Families

As a teacher at Bert Edwards Science and Technology Elementary, Karla Chernoff is aware how deep the need goes for the food and supplies sent home every week in backpacks with students in the Starfish Backpack program. 


Deb Piggin Understands Childhood Poverty

The 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card released in May, 2019 reveals that one in five children in the province, and their families, live in poverty. In the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, that means more than 5,000 children and their families. 

Principal Deb Piggin explains the importance of the Starfish backpack program to the community.



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