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Campaign Celebration 2019




On behalf of our community, we thank you.

Individual Donors

As the saying goes every dollar counts. Our individual donors are a dedicated group and we couldn’t reach our goal without you!  Your collective donations are a quarter of the revenue we received this year.

Are you an individual donor?
Can we recognize you publicly?\

Many organizations and hundreds of volunteers and supporters like you make the annual United Way Campaign possible.  For the past 50 years, you have continued to come together with others in our community. This year was no different, and we would like to recognize the exceptional commitment, leadership and creativity of our supporters.

This year, we were thrilled to be the recipient of two matching challenges: The Angus Read Leadership Challenge and Kaitlyn Bates’ Butterflies. Thank you to our generous donors The Estate of Angus Read and The Kaitlyn Bates Initiative for making these incredible gifts possible.

Angus Read
Leadership Challenge

Named in recognition of a true community builder;  the Angus Read Leadership Challenge was created to celebrate Northumberland United Way’s 50th Anniversary and named in honour of Angus Read, our first Campaign Chair.

While it’s been 10 years since his passing, his legacy continues to make this community better for everyone now through the impact of this matching gift.

Kaitlyn Bates Butterflies’

A special matching challenge generously created by The Kaitlyn Bates Initiative (KBI),  Kaitlyn Bates’ Butterflies that raised $16,000 to support Northumberland United Way’s KIDS focus area in honour of Kaitlyn’s 16th birthday.
Industry Partners

United Way could not aim higher each year without local Industry and labour support. We have more than 25 workplace campaigns that run within small, medium and large Industries across Northumberland. Collectively they represent more than $240,000 of our Community Fund.

This year our Leaders in Employee Giving have once again worked tirelessly to raise money for this community. Thank you to all the In-house Chairs and committees, the canvassers, the employees and the corporations for allowing our campaigns in their workplaces.

In recognizing these workplaces, we want to acknowledge the length of time they have been supporting United Way throughout the years.

Behan Construction


Cameco Corporation

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

CpK Interior Products


Warkworth Institution

Lakefront Utility Services Inc.

Municipality of Port Hope

Highland Shores CAS

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Northumberland County

Town of Cobourg

Vandermeer Toyota
29 years

13 years

50 years

28 years

7 years

31 years

50 years

13 years

34 years

14 years

17 years

18 years

17 years

49 years

18 years

Community Partners

Thank you to our Community Partners who work tirelessly to support those most vulnerable in our community.

Each year, we fund organizations through annual Community Impact Funding and our smaller Community Builder Grant stream. Thank you to these organizations for being champions on the front lines and strong United Way advocates in our community. When we work together, as a collective network, we are able to create big impact. 
Community Impact Funded

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland

Rebound Child & Youth Services

Northumberland Community Counselling Centre

Alzheimer Society

Green Wood Coalition

WrapAround Northumberland

Community Care Northumberland

The Help Centre

Grant Recipients

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Green Wood Coalition

La Jeunesse Choir

Northumberland Food for Thought

Partnership to Advance Social Determinants of Health & Wellbeing

Northumberland Sports Council (Volunteer Northumberland)

Rebound Child & Youth Services

Sounds of the Next Generation

Every year, I do a little bit to help; I learn a little more; I connect with the cause, the staff, other volunteers, and the result is that my community benefits. Twenty years later, my knowledge of the cause I support and relationship with United Way is still increasing. What I witness is an organization that keeps adapting to help as many people in as many social scenarios as it can.”

Anne Burnham, United Way Volunteer & Donor


We would like to recognize a number of the events that have supported the 2019 Campaign. We hosted, participated, partnered and were the recipient from more than 50 different events over the year. Many of these activities involved food but some involved exercise to, help balance things out.

Thank you to our participants, sponsors and third-party event hosts that helped us to raise more than $120,000!

Below is just a selection of some of the events we participated in this year.
National Volunteer Week

  • Brighton / Cramahe Tradeshow
  • Day of Caring
  • Race Across America
  • Alzheimer’s Pancakes in Victoria Park
  • Strawberry Dinner
  • Cogeco Thank you BBQs
  • LCBO Campaign
  • Back Pack for Kids
  • Diamonds in the Rough Ladies Golf Tournament
  • IT Part 2 Screening
  • Board Governance Series
  • Apple Fest
  • Taste of Port Hope
  • Painted Pumpkins at Burnham’s
  • BBBS Second Helpings United Way Day
  • Will Week
  • 211 Boston Cream Donut Day at Tim Hortons
  • NHH Crafters’ Sale
  • Souper Bowl
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Barrett’s Christmas Tree Sales
  • Baltimore Valley Garden Centre Tree Sales
  • Christmas Open House
  • Woodlawn Luncheon
  • Seniors Fair
  • 211 Day
  • Resources Fair
  • Online Auction

*Please note: This is not a complete list.


Last year we celebrated our 22nd Annual Day of Caring with the most jobs and volunteers ever.  We have a great group of Partners in Caring who work really hard each year to plan, organize, and execute the day for so many very grateful recipients each year.  In 2019, we completed 42 jobs with the help of more than 175 volunteers.

In August we stuffed more than 1,200 back packs.  Since the program started in 2005 it has grown in leaps and bounds with the support of so many business and industries.  We have been able to put more than 17,000 back packs into our communities for students to get the best start as they begin each year.

An award-winning helpline and website that provides information on and referrals to community, social, health-related and government services. It is free, confidential, and accessible 24/7 with a live answer in over 150 languages. We are pleased to partner with Northumberland County Community and Social Services on the program to ensure the most up to date information is available for our community.

We want to recognize you.

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We couldn’t do this without you, and we want to celebrate that!

We’ve got some fun ways we hope to do that in the near future. Are you okay with public recognition?

Campaign Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations who supported our 50th Anniversary Campaign through one of our many sponsorship opportunities.

4th Line Theatre

  • Acme Electric
  • ACME Electric Ltd
  • Akzo Nobel
  • A Little Slice of Helen
  • Allison Funeral Home
  • Arclin Surfaces
  • B&D Liquidation
  • Behan Concrete
  • BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Breakers Motel on the Lake
  • Brocanier’s
  • Bruce McCartney
  • Burnham Family Farm Market
  • Cameco Corporation
  • Cathy Cavanagh
  • Chula Taberna Mexicana
  • Cobourg Buy & Sell
  • Cobourg Foodland
  • Cobourg Honda
  • Cobourg Lion’s Community Centre
  • Cobourg Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic
  • Cobourg Rotary
  • Cobourg Tae Kwon Do
  • Cobourg Wine Cellar
  • County Road Creations
  • CpK Interior Products
  • Cultivate Festival
  • Dalewood Golf Club
  • Diane Saunders
  • Dianne Turk
  • Donna Rusaw, Black Dress Catering
  • East18 Decor
  • Ember-Leigh Hamilton Law Office
  • Evergreen Valley Retreat
  • Ferreri Clothier
  • Fieldstone Spa
  • Furby House Books
  • Gallagher Benefit Services (Canada) Group Inc.
  • Ganaraska Financial Credit Union
  • Garden Fairy Landscaping
  • Golden Beach Resort
  • Gordon Insurance
  • Green Canoe Outfitters
  • HERC’s Nutrition
  • Holton Flowers
  • Hometown Bingo
  • Inner Wheel
  • Investors Group
  • Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park
  • Just Brew It
  • Kaitlyn Bates Initiative
  • Karen Chalovich
  • Karen Cortesis, Meraki Esthetics
  • Kathleen’s Wears’
  • Kattie G. Ross Legal Professional Corporation
  • Kenneth Bell
  • La Jeunesse Choirs
  • Lakefront Utilities
  • Lakeland Multitrade
  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum
  • Langhorne Irwin Coleman LLP
  • Lauria Auto Group
  • Linmac
  • Lions Club of Cobourg
  • Loaded Pierogi
  • Mann McCracken & Associates
  • Marie Dressler Foundation
  • Meaghan Adams
  • Meraki Salon
  • Michelle Verbeem
  • Molly Darling
  • MY FM 93.3 & 107.9
  • News Now Network
  • Northumberland County
  • Northumberland Food 4 All
  • Northumberland Sunrise Rotary
  • Northumberland News
  • Nurturing Health Naturopathic Clinic
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • Palm Beach Mega Tan
  • Paul M. G. Smith Professional Corporation
  • Peace of Home by Jenna Woodward
  • Pine Ridge Veterinary Clinic
  • Plantation House Bed & Breakfast
  • Post Holdings
  • Project Lola
  • Quinns Blooms & Greenery
  • Ro-Ca Painting & Cleaning
  • Ruby’s Cotton Candy Club
  • Sabic
  • Schmidt Law Legal Services
  • Scotiabank
  • SKiN Laser
  • SMM Law Professional Corporation
  • Spark – Smart Toys for Cool Kids
  • Stalwood Homes
  • Staples
  • Studio 26 Custom Crates and Home Decor
  • The Buttermilk Cafe
  • The Hippie House
  • The Local Bloom
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Tim Hortons, The Martin Family
  • Town of Cobourg
  • Township of Hamilton
  • Tuggs Furniture
  • Vandermeer Toyota
  • What’s In Store
  • Yarn It Cobourg
  • YMCA Northumberland

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!