Gifts That Give Back

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Gifts That Give Back

The United Way of Thunder Bay is excited to announce the return of their 2nd annual online auction – Gifts That Give Back!

Everyone knows the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, and this year, we want to make it easy on individuals in our community! In past year’s you would have to worry about going out and fighting through the crowds to find that perfect gift, but in times of COVID – crowds are not a good thing. We want to make finding that perfect gift easy – with this online auction! Whether you want to win an item to treat yourself OR to gift to someone else, we invite community members to participate in our online auction and bid on a selection of fabulous items from the warmth and comfort of your own home!

Are you a business or individual that would like to donate an item or experience to be auctioned off and be featured as one of our auction donors? Show your #LocalLove today by calling Erika at (807) 252-9494 or email emikkola@uwaytbay.ca to discuss a contribution!


About United Way of Thunder Bay

Prior to COVID-19, Thunder Bay was already struggling to tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues of poverty including unemployment, homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, social isolation, mental health and education inequality.

With the COVID-19 crisis ongoing, knowing exactly how much issues of poverty have increased is challenging. Yet, what we do know for certain is that thousands more low and middle-income people are suffering consequences of poverty in Thunder Bay than ever before.

The United Way of Thunder Bay RECOVER 2020 campaign is focused on supporting the immediate needs of local people and families who require help - like Joey who is desperate for interaction with others and misses the mentorship he received at Evergreen, A United Neighbourhood; seniors like Ruth who are lonely, without local family or a spouse to offer support; and families like the Walkers who are overwhelmed by the uncertainly of what the future will bring. These are local examples of people suffering from the consequences of social isolation due to COVID-19, in addition to the urgent need for food, housing, clothing, counselling services, transportation and the lack of technology available to many in our city, that allows people to connect to services like 211. This campaign is about neighbours helping neighbours and community supporting community.

In 2020, Thunder Bay organizations and service providers need extra help to deliver more essential programs and services to even more people. The recovery from COVID-19 will require unprecedented levels of community programming, services, resources, coordination and collaboration.

The United Way of Thunder Bay is committed to supporting local partners to adapt to these changing needs and increase their capacity to best support Thunder Bay’s recovery for the long-term.

By participating in this online auction, you are supporting the critical efforts to get Thunder Bay back on its feet. Thunder Bay cannot do this alone; we must recover together as a community.

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