Year in Review



What WE did this year!


Another year of kindness, civic engagement and community growth with WE Unite.

Take a moment to reflect on the impact of each of these initiatives and the immeasurable ways our community was made better by YOUR warm hearts and serving hands.

  • Catering for 2 Celebrations of Life – remainder of food was distributed throughout Barrie shelters

  • sMiles for Amanda Run had 150 in attendance and collectively with Mission Amanda raised over 11k for Teen Challenge

  • Organized over 100 freezable meals for families in need through Cooking for a Cause

  • Hosted our 5th Annual Soup Off with over 160 attendees and 94 litres of soup for local shelters

  • Delivered 24 candles on Christmas Eve to remember those lost

  • Hosted WE Christmas a family holiday gathering to create gifts for the sick and vulnerable. Over the holidays 35 wrapped paintings were delivered by Closing the Gap staff to members of the community receiving their care over the holidays

  • Volunteered for a property clean up for a local woman in need of support

  • Hosted the annual Memorial Walk where dozens of families gathered to see their loved ones’ names featured along our candlelit path

  • Hosted a fall Kick Off event featuring guest speaker Jenn Harper – Founder of Cheekbone Beauty attended by 140 people and featured on CTV News

  • Hosted 3 WE 2 Unite events to encourage our second generation of women to join forces starting from grade 6-12

  • Hosed 2 Feed the Souls nights featuring guest speakers


Thank you to our many business sponsors who sponsored our Kickoff and Soup Off events and the many, many donors who provided items for our Auctions and giveaways.

A special thank you to Horseshoe Resort, Your Lifestyle Realty, Shanty Bay Golf Course and Braestone for their outstanding contributions to our major events – allowing us to provide the community with gathering space.

Thank you as well to those who have made donations directly to WE Unite to support our mission to formalize our infrastructure and prepare our organization for the next decade of making a difference.

Oro-Medonte, ON, Canada

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