Birchwood In The Community

PHOTO GALLERY

Check out some of our past events to see the Birchwood team in action throughout the years.

BIRCHWOOD & UNITED WAY

Birchwood has been a dedicated supporter and contributer to the United Way for over 25 years.  In these years, Birchwood team members have contributed over $6,000,000 to the annual United Way of Winnipeg campaign.

In 2013, Steve Chipman, President of Birchwood Automotive Group, acted as Campaign Chair. His father, R.M. Chipman, Founder of Birchwood Automotive Group, was also Campaign Chair previously. This was a first for the United Way to have a father and son both chair the campaign. This year, Birchwood and Payworks will be matching team member donations to further benefit our campaign goals. Here's to a great campaign!

Volunteerism

Here at Birchwood we are very proud of our employees and their level of commitment to our community. They give very generously of their time within various roles ranging from Hockey and Football coaches, dance instructors, volunteering at soup kitchens, Rotary Club members, Toastmasters, volunteering on boards ranging from day cares to charity golf Tournaments. Our employees are involved in many ways within our community.

BECAUSE WE LOVE WINNIPEG...

This year United Way's campaign theme follows "Because We Love Winnipeg." Below, fill out why YOU love Winnipeg to show your support for our city and the United Way.

Make an Inquiry

PREVIOUS RESPONSES


WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

1. VOLUNTEER

Get out and understand what's going on in your neighbourhood and it will connect you like nothing else

2. CLEAN UP

Plant flowers, pick up litter, take pride in your city

3. PURGE YOUR EXTRA STUFF

Clean out those closets. Declutter your life, while sharing things your don't need- think Koats for Kids

4. PRACTICE GRATITUDE

Neuroscience suggests the mere act of thinking about how much you have to be grateful for makes you happier

5. BE KIND

Period. Start now. Permanently.

6. JOIN A BOARD

Nonprofits need the voices of our community to keep connected to our issues- and solutions. Lend your passions!

7. GRAB THE MEGAPHONE

Community meetings happen all over the city, and they're for everyone. Go listen and be heard.

8. WHEN IT MATTERS TO YOU, SPEAK UP

Activism comes from people like you, who draw a line in the sand and say "things need to get better, and I'm the one to make it happen."

9. GIVE A LITTLE, CHANGE A LOT

Text WINNIPEG to 45678 to donate $5, $10 or $25 to United Way- and know that by giving a little, you're changing a lot for kids & their families across our city. Just $10 can help give a struggling young person a mentor's guidance & support, changing both their lives... for good.

LEADERS OF THE WAY

Leaders of the United Way are those who give so generously at $1200 or more per year.  In 2018, 93 percent of team members participated in the annual campaign and 162 Birchwood team members gave at the leadership level.  What an amazing testament to our values of offering our time, talent and resources to strengthen our communities. Thank you!

ABOUT OUR EVENTS

Each year Birchwood holds and participates in many United Way events to show our support and raise money for the campaign. The events include:

  • Leadership Breakfast
  • Campaign Kickoff's (Regent, Pointe West, and Brandon Locations)
  • Plane Pull
  • GenNext Events

MAKE THE MONTH POVERTY SIMULATOR

Make the month challenges you to see if you can stay financially afloat for one month on a poverty level income.

WINNIPEG

1 in 10 Winnipeggers live in poverty.

START

GENNEXT

Come network with community-minded people who share a passion for our city-roll up your sleeves for hands-on volunteer experiences, mingle with Winnipeg's future stars, make valuable & lasting contacts, and change lives, right here where you live, work & play!