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Help the most vulnerable as our community responds to COVID-19

 

DO YOU NEED HELP?

 

COVID-19 CK Student Nutrition Food Assistance Program

Registration is temporarily closed and will re-open Monday April, 13, 2020 at 7 am.


Due to a very high response and need in the community, we have had to adjust the program's logistics to make the process smoother for our families. Thank you for your patience, registration will be available again on Monday morning.

 

IN MARCH 2020, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARED THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) A PANDEMIC

Since then, public health, several municipal departments, social services agencies, community groups, and United Way of Chatham-Kent have come together to ensure we are able to continue to support those most in need in our community. Grassroots groups have formed. Neighbours are helping neighbours. Volunteers are stepping up. 

Everyone has an important role to play.

 

WHEN YOU GIVE TO UNITED WAY, YOU WILL HELP PROVIDE:

As the situation changes, United Way will work with our community partners to adapt our response.

United Way will continue to assist and support those needs through the coordination of resources (volunteers, funds, and connections) to ensure that front-line service providers can remain focused on helping our community's most vulnerable. 

 

BASIC NEEDS

Ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food.

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WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER

We know many people in Chatham-Kent cannot afford to prepare, and do not have a support system around them if they contract COVID-19 or need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—things like poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you work to protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

Together we can keep our community strong.

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CRISIS IS NOT UNFAMILIAR TO OUR REGION

We’ve been there for each other through floods, ice storms, and even blackouts. Each day, United Way of Chatham-Kent works to tackle the tough problems. In a crisis, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, our municipality and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact. Quietly behind the scenes, we are united in our efforts help to keep the foodbank shelves stocked and human resources at the ready.

We know that when we work together, we can make a difference.

 
 

IF YOU’RE ABLE, PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TODAY.

You can help! 100% of your donation will stay in Chatham-Kent and assist the efforts of organizations and volunteers to ensure people have the basic needs to keep them safe and healthy.

 

JOIN US FOR FOR 3PM TALKS

Every week day at 3pm we will be talking about local COVID-19 related issues effecting Chatham-Kent and the solutions to help our community.

 

INTRO TO CKGIVES.CA

March 31, 2020

With Steve Pratt & Karyn O'Neil of United Way of Chatham-Kent talking about the ckgives.ca platform.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SUPPORT

If you are a front-line community group or organization helping with the COVID-19 response in Chatham-Kent and are requiring volunteers or financial support*
 please contact: Karyn O'Neil by email or phone 1.519.354.0430



If you are a nonprofit, charity or grassroots group helping the community during the COVID-19 pandemic please take the time to completed the survey for your organization's opportunity to be counted and to be included.

The findings from this survey will help to ensure an effective, efficient, accountable & transparent process in the distribution of funds throughout our community.