The time has come for our 2012 United Way Campaign.
This year, our goal is $8000.00!
Why United Way?
· Organizations, businesses, governments, community members and more than 50 partners collaborate for change - no other community organization does this
· Each and every contribution targets difficult and complex issues -
donations and support go farther and wider than any other charitable investment
· United Way focuses on the areas that need change the most
To see how you can participate, watch for posted information through out the Centre. For more information on United Way of the Alberta Capital Region visit www.myunitedway.ca
Low Cost Summer Activities
· Have a cooking lesson at home (baking cookies, cupcakes, etc)
· Participate in a reading program at the library
· Have a paper plane race or paper boat race (library has books on how to make them)
· Plant a small garden or container garden
· Plan a picnic
· Rent a movie and have special movie snacks
· Go to a garage sale
· Go swimming at the local lake, pond or pool (you can ask for a one day quest pass at a local YMCA to check out the facilities)
· Walk, hike and enjoy nature…create a scavenger hunt!
· Go camping in the backyard
· Participate in free craft making sessions at a Michaels craft store
Do it Yourself Bubbles
1 tbsp glycerine
2 tbsp dish soap
9 oz water
Miix it all up
Pour into small plastic bottles or a pie pan, grab your favourite wand and enjoy big beautiful bubbles.
Popsicle Eating Contest
There are so many variations on a theme for this low tech, low cost family activity. The most obvious contest is to see who can take the longest time to eat a popsicle. There is another activity in which the entire family can participate. The “eating your popsicle the slowest”context takes not only patience, but the ability to withstand turning into a sticky, streaked mess while the popsicle melts.
Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre has surpassed its 2011 United Way Campaign Goal of $5000.00.
Am I surprised? Not really. I mean, every year for the past three or four years I have increased our goal, and every year staff do whatever it takes to meet or exceed that goal. They understand the importance of the United Way and will do whatever it takes to make any type of investment.
Am I proud and overjoyed? Absolutely. Initially raising the goal I thought, “we are a staff of 35, how much more can we contribute?” Well, Norwood is not an Agency to be underestimated! Every year that the goal has been increased, we meet or exceed that goal. This is HUGE considering every year we have a handful of new/er staff, but every year we all continue to learn more about how our investments make a difference as well as gain a better understanding of the United Way and its purpose.
To realize that people’s lives, or your own life for that matter, can change in an instant is scary. However, to know that if you reach out, somewhere within the city, there is someone, some place, that can offer you the support you need is amazing. How great it is to be a part of the CHANGE.
Final 2011 United Way Investment: $7546.70
Wow! This video is extremely different from years past. Rather than becoming an emotional disaster, I smiled. I felt good. I started grooving in my seat! I was impressed and inspired. What a positive video with a personal touch. Be prepared to have this song stuck in your head!
Watching this video, you see hope, love, and success. Listening to the lyrics, hearing that you can be the change in someone's life, knowing,
Change Starts Here...Change Starts With You.
Change Starts Here - Lyrics
The amount of dollars raised in the 2010 United Way Campaign - the most
United Way has raised in their
70 year history.
Last year, Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre set a goal of $4200.00 for our campaign. At the end of our campaign, we had raised over $5282.00!
This year, we will increase our United Way Campaign goal as we look forward to participating in fun activities and supporting one of our major supporters.
Change Starts Here
Watch somewhere with sound.
Watch somewhere with sound.
Is skateboarding a bad influence? Answer: Skateboarding is only as bad of an influence as you want it to be. Skateboarding itself is not a bad influence at all - in fact, it's a very good influence! Skateboarding keeps kids active, teaches them to set and achieve goals, challenges them - there are a lot of reasons that skateboarding by itself is a very good influence.
Top 6 reasons to skateboard:
1. To try something new
2. To keep fit
3. To make friends
4. To learn perseverance
5. To build confidence
6. To have fun!