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We’re celebrating our 2021 Campaign Achievements!

Together, we’ve made some big impact.


Last October, when we kicked off its annual campaign, we asked you, ‘What do you want for the future of Northumberland County?’

Since then, you have stepped up in big ways. More than 5,000 individual gifts, 32 workplace campaigns, and 91 GEMs (Give Every Month) donors came together to support this year’s campaign and help rebuild a stronger, more equitable Northumberland County.

Thank you to each and every person who has contributed their time and resources to help us raise more than $950,000 this year, to support essential programs and services in our community.

Thank you to each and every one of you! Your incredible generosity has led to incredible impact. Keep reading to learn what you have made possible this year.

A message from Bobbie Dawson, our CEO:

A message from Scott McCracken, our President:


organizations supported locally

35+ organizations 

Alzheimer’s Society
7 Hills Community Pantry
Beehive Day Care
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
Campbellford Mental Health
Cobourg Public Library
Cobourg Police
Colborne Food Bank
Community Care Northumberland
Community Health Centres of Northumberland

Community Living West Northumberland
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Fare Share Food Bank
Five Counties Children’s Centre
Food 4 All
Green Wood Coalition
Grief Stories
La Jeunesse Choirs

Local Food for Local Good
NHH Mental Health
Northumberland Community Counselling Centre
Northumberland Fare Share
Northumberland Food for Thought
Northumberland County Warming Room
Port Hope Library
Port Hope Police
Rebound Child & Youth Services

Rotary Club of Campbellford – Early Years Centres
Salvation Army
Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG)
Therapeutic Family Care Program
The Help Centre
Transition House
WrapAround Northumberland
YMCA Northumberland
and more…


Community Partners

Alzheimer’s Society of PKLNH

Minds in Motion: An evidence-based program helping people living with dementia and their care partners remain active and engaged in their communities..

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland

To support in-school mentoring, traditional BBBS matches, and Go Girls program

Community Care Northumberland

Supporting Seniors at Home with including transportation, home help, visiting and Meals on Wheels

The Help Centre

Core funded to provide social-justice advocacy, education, and direct services that empower low-income residents.

Northumberland Community Counselling Centre

Providing accessible mental health support to all demographics.

Rebound Child & Youth Services

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) teaches parents and caregivers positive parenting techniques and approaches.

Salvation Army

Community Emergency Assistance Program which provides emergency food, housing, health care, transportation, rent and utility assistance and disaster services

Transition House

Providing an innovative, comprehensive point of contact for services and supports to families facing multiple complex challenges.

WrapAround Northumberland

Providing an innovative, comprehensive point of contact for services and supports to families facing multiple complex challenges.

“There are times as a parent when you don’t know where to turn for help and you get frustrated trying everywhere you know and still coming up blank. WrapAround helped me to coordinate my numerous community and social services agencies into a support team working towards the same purpose… to make life better for me and my family.”

– Parent, WrapAround Client

86* individuals in our community have been able to access shelter services for a warm place to sleep

An online student nutrition program has enabled students to access healthy and nutritious food through their school

21* new families were connected to supports and services within the community to navigate complex challenges

607* hot and frozen meals have been delivered to clients through the Meals on Wheels program

950* meals have been provided to individuals access shelter services

Virtual mentoring, online music programs and activities have helped to address child isolation and mental health

United Way Programs

12,000+ period products

Period Promise Northumberland, a partnership with Thrive Northumberland, aims to address period poverty and advocate for equitable access.

This year, more than 15 organizations were supported through the program and 12,000 products were supplied to individuals, families, and non-profits locally.

1,200+ backpacks

In September, as students prepared to return to the classroom, Northumberland United Way once again provided backpacks full of school supplies to students across Northumberland County.

Additional backpacks were also provided throughout the year to individuals experiencing homelessness and accessing warming rooms and shelters.


More than $140,000 was invested into our community through our Northumberland Eats food voucher program, in partnership with Northumberland County.

This year, 23,000 vouchers were distributed to local families and individuals to access healthy and nutritious meals from more than 25 participating restaurants and food establishments.

These vouchers were distributed by more than 40 social service organizations across Northumberland County.

“Seeing the people who have been able to use these coupons, the smiles on their faces, their exploration of new, exciting, and health foods while feeling welcome and accepted has been something that fills us all with joy and pride… Food unites us all and we are so proud to work with your unbelievable organization that truly helps those in need in a real and immediate way.”

– The Market & Smor, a participating Northumberland Eats restaurant


Grant Recipients

Emergency Food Cupboard Program

Grief Stories

Provide support to those experiencing grief during the pandemic

Northumberland Food for Thought

Student Nutrition Program

Rotary Club of Campbellford

Rotary Hall renovations to meet COVID-19 requirements and support the EarlyON clients using the facility

Transition House

To support a Community Well-Being Worker at the Northumberland County Warming Room

50,000+ masks

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Throughout the year, Northumberland United Way has also distributed 50,000 disposable masks to social service organizations and their clients, thanks to a generous donation from Nanoleaf and United Way Hastings & Prince Edward

NRB Grants

Community Health Centres of Northumberland

Emergency Food Cupboard Program

Five Counties Children’s Centre

Improvement of backyard facilities to provide treatment sessions to 1,200 clients and families

Purchase of sound equipment to enhance the sound of members while wearing masks

Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG)

Online classes for students who are unable to attend in person, and specialized singing masks for in-person choral students

The Help Centre

Grocery shopping and delivery for seniors at risk due to COVID-19

The Salvation Army

To support the food bank to purchase basic staples

Transition House

Staff support to carry out additional COVID-19 testing

YMCA Northumberland

Mothers of Newborns program

Thank you for
supporting United Way



More than 5,000 gifts were made this year to Northumberland United Way from individual donors to raise more than $323,000+



32 workplaces participated in a United Way campaign this year! Together, they raised more than $210,000.



91 donors gave to United Way through our GEM (Give Every Month) program to provide sustainable funds for our community. Together, GEMs raised more than $52,500.

Learn more about donors and the many ways you can support Northumberland United Way.

“For me, a monthly donation is just so much easier. As one lump sum it would be more of a thought process of how much, and can I afford it? But when donating monthly, I am able to contribute a meaningful amount in small bits. It’s the simplicity of donating a smaller amount over the year that may have been more difficult to give all at once.”

– Cory Hazael, United Way Board Member and GEM

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It's our Radiothon &
Giving Tuesday!

Today’s the day! Join us for our 4th annual Radiothon presented by Cobourg KIA, broadcasting live on Classic Rock 107.9, 93.3 myFM, and Oldies 100.9. We’re bringing the excitement to you from Lauria Hyundai in Port Hope and The Market & Smør in Cobourg. Your support directly benefits the Northumberland Eats Voucher Program and other essential programs. Tune in now and be part of the positive impact!