What does local love look like? Here are some of the ways your donation makes a difference

United Way’s work focuses on three key strategies that create opportunities for everyone in our communities to live a better life: moving people from poverty to possibility; helping kids be all they can be; and building strong and healthy communities.

Moving people from poverty to possibility

Your donation to the United Way helps people and families experiencing poverty access the supports, connections and opportunities they need to thrive.

A donation of $110 will allow a family to take part in a community Garden.

- Salvation Army Community and Family Services Oshawa

A donation of $200 will give 19 people 3-5 days of food from the Food Bank, relieving some of the stress of living with food insecurity.

- Simcoe Hall Settlement House

Helping kids be all they can be

Your donation to the United Way helps give youth in Durham Region the support they need to get a better start in life, do well in school, and reach their full potential.

A donation of $684 will allow a child to attend an after school program 5 nights a week throughout the school year. The child will be provided nutritious snacks, academic and homework support, fitness, nutrition and personal wellness instruction and arts and crafts.

- Boys and Girls Club of Durham

A donation of $270 provides a grade 5 student registration for the Sick Science Club, an 8 week group mentoring program that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through fun science and engineering themes, discussion and hand-on experimentation.

-Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham

building strong and healthy communities

Your donation to the United Way is creating vibrant neighbourhoods, where everyone has a better chance of experiencing a sense of belonging and connection to one another.

A donation of $27 will allow a client respite and support services for their families and caregivers.

-Community Care Durham

A donation of $756 will allow an individual access to counselling to help in areas such as coping with grief and loss, managing transitional changes, work related difficulties, tendency to addiction, struggling to overcome the effects of past abuse, managing stress, anxiety or depression as well as emotional or anger management.

-Catholic Family Services of Durham Region

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