Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter is the recipient of $15,000 Give Where You Live grant

Nanaimo Foundation Grants Director David Witty presents $15,000 cheque to Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter Executive Director Paul Manly

Nanaimo Foundation is thrilled to announce a $15,000 grant awarded to the Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter. This contribution will pave the way for a much-needed kitchen and laundry room renovation at the shelter.

Since 2008, the Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter, operated by the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, has served as a temporary home for hundreds of adults struggling with poverty including seniors, people with disabilities, low wage workers, students, those suffering with mental illness and people struggling with addictions. The Unitarian Shelter provides a warm refuge, a non-judgemental welcome and hot meals for people experiencing homelessness.

Thanks to donations to our Give Where You Live Fund, we are able to offer grants like this one, empowering local organizations to enhance their services and support those in need. This isn’t just funding; it’s a catalyst for transformative change, fostering a stronger, more resilient Nanaimo.