Local love lives in the next generation. Be part of the momentum unlocking the potential of youth by supporting United Way, which connects youth to community, to each other, and to the vital local connections that set new futures in motion.
It’s an exciting time to give to United Way. Your gift has dramatic impact. It helps kids like Timothy participate in after school programs, thousands of whom are lingering on waitlists for in-demand programs. Your support will bring kids off the waitlists and into communities of support. Plus your gift helps United Way launch a new, neighbourhood-based approach to building stronger, more resilient communities.
This new approach marks a bold step forward in the evolution of United Way, which will be working with communities to identify the urgent local issues that citizens are best positioned to tackle. Issues that can’t be addressed with programs alone—like social isolation and care for one another. These types of issues make or break whether a community is able to provide safety and inclusiveness to its residents. And United Way is bringing its expertise and partnerships to the table to help citizens address their concerns.
Creating opportunities for citizens to show up, roll up their sleeves, and work together to address their most pressing local concerns is a powerful way of building communities that lift us all up. Imagine what could be possible if Timothy and kids like him knew their neighbours had a stake in their families’ livelihood—and those neighbours were ready to work together at ensuring all kids reached their potential.
With almost 90 years of experience working in and with communities, United Way is uniquely positioned to build a groundswell of support for issues that matter most to local citizens in its new neighbourhood-based approach to building stronger communities.
Because people don’t live in programs; they live in neighbourhoods like Timothy’s. Where their livelihood is connected to all of ours.
So much is possible when we work together, with great love.