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Give Monthly. Change Lives Every Day.

A gift to United Way helps to ensure a social safety net of critical supports and services is available in Waterloo Region each and every day. During times of stability and those of crisis.

Please consider a monthly donation so that, together, we can help our community respond, recover, rebuild, and reimagine for the long term.

Steps to Complete Your Gift:

  1. Browse below to choose which fund(s) you would like to invest in.
  2. Click the monthly amount you wish to give OR enter a ONE-TIME gift in the "Amount" box provided. The items you choose will then appear at the top right of your screen.
  3. Click "View Cart" (Menu on mobile devices) at the top right of your screen once you are ready to proceed to the review and checkout screens.
  4. Upon checkout, you will be taken to your pledge verification screen, at which time you can indicate your gift preferences, e.g. gift in honour of a special person/teacher, or in memory of someone else. 
  5. Feel great that you are helping your community!
Ending Isolation Fund

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Poverty is the root cause of chronic loneliness, isolation, and feelings of disconnect. Your gift will be directed to programs and services that improve access to supports and create strong, cohesive neighbourhoods that help people in times of need. Examples include: referral services, senior's supports, neighbourhood led activities, and leadership development.                                                                                                 

Give $10/month to help 2 people

Give $30/month to help 6 people

Give $50/month to help 10 people

Give $100/month to help 19 people


OR specify a different ONE Time/Total Amount below:

 

Improving Mental Health Fund

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You can help people, young and old, improve coping skills, increase self-esteem and set meaningful goals for the future. Your gift will be directed to programs and services that provide mental health supports, emergency support in times of distress, and help build long-term resiliency. Examples include: therapeutic counselling, harm reduction programs and services, and mentorship activities.                                                               

Give $10/month to help 3 people

Give $30/month to help 9 people

Give $50/month to help 16 people

Give $100/month to help 31 people


OR specify a different ONE Time/Total Amount below:

 

Basic Needs Fund

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You can help children have enough food to stay focused in school, families eat nutritiously, seniors share meals and be less lonely, and neighbourhoods grow their own food locally. Your gift will be directed to programs and services that help people access food in emergencies and for the longer term. Examples include: Emergency food hampers, congregate dining/community dining, community gardens, and the Community Food Assistance Network.

Give $10/month to help 28 people

Give $30/month to help 86 people

Give $50/month to help 141 people

Give $100/month to help 283 people


OR specify a different ONE Time/Total Amount below:

 

Addressing Addiction Fund

Addressing Addiction Pic.pngWe have seen a dramatic increase in opioid use in Waterloo Region. Not only does opioid use affect the person struggling with addiction, it profoundly impacts their families--worries for the person experiencing the addiction, financial impact of the addiction, and the absence of that person in relationships. Your gift will be directed to programs and services that help people cope with and recover from addictions. Examples include: addictions counselling and referral, opioid education, and harm reduction and prevention strategies.

Give $10/month to help 7 people  

Give $30/month to help 22 people

Give $50/month to help 36 people

Give $100/month to help 72 people


OR specify a different ONE Time/Total Amount below:

 

COVID Community Response Fund

Covid19 imageThe pandemic is a difficult time for everyone and those who are already marginalized in our community are disproportionately impacted. You can support the work of front-line organizations that are collectively striving to ensure our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Your gift will be directed to programs and services that address urgent and emerging community needs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Examples include, but are not limited to: urgent access to shelter, food, and crisis related supports.

Give $10/month to fight Covid-19 

Give $30/month to fight Covid-19

Give $50/month to fight Covid-19

Give $100/month to fight Covid-19


OR specify a different ONE Time/Total Amount below: 

 

General Community Fund

A pearson holding a cut out of a heartCan’t decide which fund to give to? Consider giving to our General Community Fund where you can help find local solutions to local social issues. Your gift will be directed across Waterloo Region to agencies working tirelessly in the areas of mental health, food security, and social isolation. Examples include: supports for those at-risk of homelessness, access to food, literacy and training, crisis supports, information referral, collaborative networks, and so much more.                                                                                        

Give $10/month to help our community

Give $30/month to help our community

Give $50/month to help our community

Give $100/month to help our community


OR specify a different ONE Time/Total Amount below:

 

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