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Atlantic Compassion Fund

Atlantic Compassion Fund

On March 30, through the Atlantic Compassion Fund, the United Way of Pictou County provided $17,871 in Tier I funding to seven local charities: Archway Counselling Association; CHAD Transit; Pictou County Continuous Learning Association;  Pictou County Roots for Youth Society; Tearmann Society for Abused Women; John Howard Society of Nova Scotia North East Region Office; and Viola’s Place Society.

This fund was created to meet the most pressing needs of those impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis by providing immediate supports such as access to food, medicine, shelter, transportation, and mental health programs.

Dollars donated locally through the fund are distributed to local registered charities.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed, and to Atlantic Business Interiors and Emera for their generous support.

We hope that contributions to this initiative will continue, so that we can sustain our work ensuring funds are available to help meet basic needs, reduce the impact of further marginalization, and bring people back together when the time is right.

If you would like to make a donation to the Atlantic Compassion Fund, visit https://donate.unitedwayhalifax.ca/give/277178/#!/donation/checkout.  Please select “United Way of Pictou County” in the drop-down menu. You can also contact Elaine White locally at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you operate a registered charity in Pictou County: The United Way of Pictou County is taking a phased approach to disbursing the donations received through the Atlantic Compassion Fund. We expect to have details regarding Tier II applications available soon.

We are now accepting applications for Atlantic Business Interior's in-kind furniture donation described below.

Furniture Donation: Free office furniture to non-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada whose working conditions have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis (up to $10,000-worth of furniture per organization). 


https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50072293/Application-for-in-kind-furniture-support-from-Atlantic-Business-Interiors  (please submit your application as soon as possible)

For Pictou County-based questions, please contact Ellen Fanning This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-759-1680

Please email all applications to Ellen Fanning: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Depending on the number of applications received and funds available, The United Way of Pictou County may not be able to provide the full dollar amount requested or be able to fund every application.






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