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All of us at Tbaytel are always inspired by The United Way Thunder Bay and the work they do to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We are proud to once again match Local Love Day donations up to $10,000 and encourage everyone in our community to give back what they can, if they can, to make sure this great work continues.Dan Topatigh
Intercity Industrial Supply Ltd is excited once again to participate in Show Your Local Love Day. The United Way of Thunder Bay continually finds creative ways for all residents to contribute and ensure our community stands strong. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to the United Way team, partner agencies, volunteers and donors for joining together to make this event a success.Craig Urquhart & Carolyne Leroux
Everyone deserves the opportunity to have a good life; one with dignity and respect. Donations to the United Way of Thunder Bay help local families, individuals and seniors. We have all that we need in life and really enjoy giving where we can, and, helping others in need. Show Your Local Love for community this week and make a donation if you are able.Paul and Jodie Wilson
Local businesses see every day the needs of our community, we live here, we work here, this is our home too. With many people still feeling the effects of the pandemic, the needs have only increased for the charities that the United Way supports each year. We all need to step-up and do what we can to help. We are proud to offer our support, matching all Show Your Local Love donations to United Way up to $10,000.Chris and Shannon Sauer
Supporting the United Way of Thunder Bay is so important to me. It's about ensuring that our vulnerable friends, family members and neighbours can get the supports they need. Whether its feeding hungry families, providing warm clothing and shoes, offering supplies for babies, or supporting kids in education, the United Way provides funds to so many crucial programs. Please show your local love to help people locally.Stephanie Ash
Thunder Bay is known as the community with the giant heart. This is truly demonstrated by the compassion and commitment shown by the United Way of Thunder Bay. The lasting effects of the pandemic continue to pose challenges for so many and like Superior North EMS, and the United Way plays a critical role in helping those in need. United Way Show Your Local Love Day can help make a difference. Show your giant heart, show your love, be kind, be you and we'll get through this togetherWayne Gates
Allstate Insurance of Canada is a proud supporter of the United Way of Thunder Bay. Now more then ever, we need your support. Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference. And we can all do that by supporting local, shopping local, volunteering, checking in on a friend or neighbour or making a donation to the United Way of Thunder Bay. Together, we can do so much!Tony Bossio
Your Local Love in Action helps March of Dimes deliver local programming for persons living with disabilities, survivors of stroke, polio and caregivers. Your donor dollars support interactive skills development opportunities such as life skills, health and wellness and pre-employment skills, peer support, along with activities and events that combat social isolation and encourage participation in community life. All of this is made possible with the generosity of donors, volunteers and community professionals. Thank you for Showing Your Local Love, today and everyday.Todd Kennedy
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect vulnerable community members in our region, the need for your support has never been greater. Please take a moment to think about all those that have been deeply impacted by this unprecedented health crisis. And please step up and help the United Way help others. Thank you for your support.Shawn Christie
At Bell, every day we work to advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world. Our business is communications, but our reach goes far beyond this. As one of Canada's largest companies, we believe the way we invest — our time, our money, and our passion — will make a positive difference. We are driven to continually improve our impact and our contribution to society. The work that the United Way Thunder Bay does each and every day shows that they share that passion for building strong and healthy communities. By investing in organizations like the United Way, you truly do make a difference today and help build a better tomorrow.Sandy McDonald
What is faith if it doesn't inspire us to love our neighbours? At UCB radio we believe that our faith can be a positive, uplifting influence in our city as we care for those less fortunate. The United Way is a central organization in these efforts and we are highly encouraged to see their work grow and reach so many people. We encourage everyone to support group efforts like these — as well as see how you can care for the people right next to you, starting with a friendly conversation. Let's show our #LocalLove In Action!Rob Freeman
Your donation reminds us of how much we depend on generosity and moral support to achieve our vision! With donations made, we have been able to provide victims with devices for communication in a time of trauma and need. As well, it gives back dignity and respect to those who are affected by crime. Your gift touches many hearts and keeps many safe.Penny Radford
We are pleased to continue to be a champion for the United Way of Thunder Bay's Show Your Local Love Day! We love Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario and the uniqueness of our community and encourage all to embrace kindness and the power of local love in your daily actions. Choosing kindness will make our community even more caring, generous, engaged and a donation of your time or money will collectively make us stronger. Thank you United Way of Thunder Bay for leading with kindness and for your continued efforts to spread local love in our community to provide assistance to those that require it the most.Penny Belluz
It doesn't need to be a big gesture — it could be something as simple as asking someone if they are OK or picking up a piece of garbage off the sidewalk. If we all commit to taking action, no matter how small, the cumulative impact is enormous. For me, the United Way of Thunder Bay embodies that cumulative community impact.Patrick Morash
As a long-standing supporter of the United Way, I am so proud of how City of Thunder Bay employees display their caring and compassion by getting involved, volunteering and donating personally to ensure that our community's most vulnerable members get the help they need. Your generous participation has the power to change lives!Norm Gale
It is my honour to be a Champion for the United Way of Thunder Bay. In my work and volunteer life, I get to see first-hand the incredible impact that the United Way has on local people, families and communities. Donated funds are invested into essential programs and services that would not otherwise be available in our community. Giving to the United Way is about helping to change lives locally. Please take action and help where you can.Nancy Chamberlain
As we continue to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important now more than ever that we support people, organizations and businesses in our community. Please reflect on 2021, and think about how you can make an impact on the lives of others through kindness and generosity. Let's earn our motto of "The City with a Giant Head".Michael Nitz
From the time our family arrived in Thunder Bay in 1987, I was struck by the generosity of the people of this city. It continues to be strongly evident today as we work together to overcome the effects of the pandemic on top of our existing social challenges. By continuing to support one another we show our local love and our resilience as a united community.Mika Belliveau
The United Way of Thunder Bay has always been a great organization for supporting our community and region, and we need them now more than ever. What we give to the United Way goes to work where it is most needed, and many of us see the results on the streets. Food and shelter, essential services, and new beginnings are made possible by our donations and the United Way. My heartfelt thanks to the United Way of Thunder Bay, and the volunteers and donors who care so much.Michael Gravelle
We have understandably lived through one of the most challenging times in our community and continue to do so. Through my involvement with the United Way — as an employee of a funded agency, as a long-time community volunteer and as a Leader of the Way supporter, I have witnessed a community that has rallied together to support those individuals affected by the COVI-19 pandemic. It should not take a pandemic to demonstrate our `local love' Take action by getting involved, whether by volunteering, by donating or by simply taking the time to check in on a neighbour. Together, we stand stronger.Mary Kozorys
Thank you to all who support with financial donations, volunteer, and show your Local Love to the United Way of Thunder Bay. With so many folks facing many struggles, your local love is helping children, youth and their families get through these very difficult days. Along with so many in our community, I am committed to helping address the #UNIGNORABLE issues of poverty.Linda Bruins
Please join us and show your Local Love as we come together to fight poverty right here at home and help people and families experiencing poverty. Please give generously to the United Way's Local Love in Action campaign. Your gift has the power to provide life-changing supports right now including food, shelter and mental health programs. Thank you for caring about our community!Ken Boshcoff
Show Your Local Love Day is about putting your Local Love into Action. Through my years of involvement with the United Way of Thunder Bay, I have seen firsthand how Local Love improves local lives. This past year has been hard on our community. With demand for community and social services continuing to rise, we are committed to helping our community recover and rebuild in the months and years ahead. Now more than ever, we need to look out for one another. Because we are, and will always be stronger together.Kelly Gallagher
Newmont Musselwhite Mine has always been very proud to have a longstanding partnership with United Way of Thunder Bay. Our community and surrounding area looks to organizations like theb United Way now more than ever during the ongoing global pandemic. The support they provide helps countless individuals and families throughout the Thunder Bay area. By participating in "Show Your Local Love Day", we express our heartfelt thanks to all who continuously put in tireless efforts to help those who need it most.Kayla Soares
Together we can make change happen - and that's exactly what United Way of Thunder Bay is empowering our community to do through Show Your Local Love Day. What is special about this initiative are the many ways we can share the gifts of time, donations, and compassion. Thank you for providing us with a platform to show our local love to others in our community facing #UNIGNORABLE obstacles - obstacles that, together, we can overcome.Jessica Gerrits
Itec 2000 is always honoured to support The United Way of Thunder Bay as they work to fight the #UNIGNORABLE issues in our city. We know that the need for community and social support services is even stronger now, with many being impacted by the pandemic. Show Your Local Love Day is a chance for us all to come together to do our part, give back to our community with our giant hearts and prove that we are #THUNDERBAYSTRONG.Jen Duggan
At Lakehead Public Schools, we are supporting the United Way of Thunder Bay's Show Your Local Love Day by encouraging students and staff to check in on peers and colleagues now that members of school communities are together once again. After a time away from in-person camaraderie, we invite you to take the opportunity to reconnect with classmates and educators to show that you care. Be a Show Your Local Love Champion with us and ask someone how they are doing today.Ian MacRae
Lakehead University has always felt so fortunate to be part of this community and we are proud to support the United Way's Show Your Local Love campaign. We encourage our University community members, including our students, faculty and staff, to shop local while considering how they might help support the United Way — the organization that helps so many partner agencies help those in need. These agencies fulfill many important community development functions in our City! We thank you United Way for supporting the citizens of Thunder Bay and for making us stronger together.Moira McPherson
These have been challenging times for all of us. Inequities in our communities have resulted in some experiencing this in more profound ways. The United Way, many people, and many community partners have played a significant role in navigating through this and lessening the impacts. Supporting the local community, local people and partners, and supporting one another is vitally important as we move forward and recover and rebuild. We encourage everyone to show your #LocalLove and take action in a variety of ways... we are all in this togetherJanet DeMille
At IG Wealth Management we are proud to support Show Your Local Love Day. Showing your #LocalLove ensures that everyone has access to critical services and programs that help them thrive. Working together means no one gets left behind as we tackle the #UNIGNORABLE issues of poverty. We encourage you to show your #LocalLove in whatever way resonates with you and help support those in need. You can choose to donate dollars, volunteer or advocate for those who can't. Local Love = Local ImpactDonna Yocom
Thunder Bay has always been a truly supportive community to myself and my business ventures, returning that kindness they have always shown me has always been a priority. I'm a Thunder Bay kid, and I always will be. I love to support the United Way because they are always at the forefront of recognizing a need and attempting to address it quickly.Derek Lankinen
The United Way of Thunder Bay makes us stronger as a community. The dedication of donors, staff, volunteers and general support ensure that this wonderful organization can make deep, meaningful impact in the community. I am incredibly grateful for all that they do, as is our community.Daniel Russell-Matthews
Dan Garrity Media is so proud to be able to give back to the incredible community that we live, work & play in. We believe the strongest people make time to help others, even if they are struggling with their own personal problems. These have been extremely difficult times for a lot of people and we are happy to step up to help out with such an incredible organization like The United Way of Thunder Bay. We hope you will step up and show your local love in action too!Dan Garrity
The United Way of Thunder Bay has always been an important champion in addressing inequality across the city and region. Show Your Local Love Day gives us an opportunity to take action and support the ongoing efforts of the United Way and their partner agencies. On behalf of the Thunder Bay Police Service, we would like to offer thanks to the United Way, their volunteers and supporters, for continuing to make our community a better home for everyone.Sylvie Hauth
Let's make every day "Show Your Local Love Day" by supporting local businesses with our purchases and local charities with our time and donations. By committing to show #LocalLove, we are building a better comm for everyone.Charla Robinson
For the past 10 years, I have been employed by the United Way of Thunder Bay, and together, with my husband, Kyle, we are proud to also show our support as Leaders of the Way. We have seen first-hand the work undertaken by our Community Partners and the positive outcomes of the programs they offer that we help fund. So many people are struggling with mental health issues, homelessness or just making ends meet even more so now due to the pandemic. We want to give back and help be part of the solution to make Thunder Bay a better place for all!Carole and Kyle Williams
The Thunder Bay community is key to LDI's success; with its strong service and supply network and opportunities for Indigenous joint ventures, we are fortunate to operate in this region. I encourage all Thunder Bay residents to support the local organizations that fuel your success, too. A strong community relies on partnerships between local people, businesses and community groups, and by choosing local, you support the future of Thunder Bay.Bryan Wilson
I've always been proud to call Thunder Bay home for many reasons. One being how the city responds to those in need. This week we celebrate Show Your Local Love Day — an opportunity for all citizens to give back to our community. I want to thank the United Way team, partner agencies, volunteers and donors for joining together to ensure that no need goes unmet.Bill Mauro
As a leader in the community Copperfin is pleased to support Show Your Local Love Day. As we slowly begin to spin out of the pandemic, we encourage everyone to support Thunder Bay's small businesses. Whether it's done through volunteering, shopping local, or donating to the United Way Recovery Effort, you make a difference when you support local. Regardless of how little or how big, remember to Share the Love.Allison Kasper
The United Way is a vital organization in the city of Thunder Bay. Donating to the United Way reduces poverty in our city by ensuring that basic needs are met. Throughout the pandemic, this has become even more important and evident. This September 14th, and always, we invite you to show your local love by donating, volunteering and advocating in support of those experiencing poverty in our community.Aaron LeBlanc