The Renfrew County United Way announced this week that 10 charities in the region will receive almost $200,000 to fund health and social services projects and services for 2015/2016.
In addition to regular funding allocations, the United Way has also confirmed that three projects will each receive a $1,000 micro grant from the Community Support Fund, established in 2014.
Board Chair Shelley Rolland-Poruks stated, “We’ve increased our agency investments this year by over $50,000 and I want to thank our very generous donors who helped us to exceed our campaign goal for 2014.”
The charities receiving United Way funds for 2015/2016 are:
- Arnprior Regional Health – $15,000 for young adult day program
- Bonnechere Valley Youth Activity Centre – $10,000 for Summer Day Camp
- Boys & Girls Club of Pembroke – $30,000 for Clubhouse after School Program, Community Supper and new Tennis program
- Family & Children’s Services – $25,000 to develop Safe Shelter for Youth who are at risk or homeless
- North Renfrew Family Services – $20,000 for the Successful Relationship Building program
- Pedal Forward – $1,000 micro grant to support events during 2015 Mental Health Week, May 3rd to 9th
- Petawawa Military Families Resource Centre – $10,000 for Pre & Post-Natal Nutrition program
- Petawawa Public Library – $1,000 micro grant for to expand Parent/Teacher Resource materials collection
- Phoenix Centre for Children & Families – $18,000 for Deep River Inclusion Program to prevent bullying
- Renfrew County Youth Network (sponsored by Phoenix Centre) – $1,000 micro grant to support Amplify Youth event May 2015
- Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre – $35,000 for crisis mental health clinics throughout the County
- Salvation Army Youth Centre – $20,000 for music instructors and instruments and speaker series on youth issues such as addictions, mental health and suicide prevention
North Renfrew Family Services in Deep River, will also receive $14,799 in additional funding for 2015, which represents a majority share of the proceeds generated from the Annual Door-to-Door canvass held last fall.