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Shop and Donate Local Program

In partnership with local businesses, we strive to make change happen, break down barriers, and improve lives every day.

Looking for a way to give back and show your dedication to your community?

By participating in the Shop and Donate Local program, your customers will know you care about the people who live in your neighbourhood and our communities. When your customers shop, dine or visit your business, they are contributing to building a strong, healthier, and safer community for all of us.

It’s more important than ever to support local and show some local love for our communities’ most vulnerable people.

When you sign up, here is what you can expect:

Special thanks to all of these amazing brands supporting this initiative

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Play On Pediatric Therapy logo.
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Tip Tap point-of-sale donation.

We provide the TipTap, touchless payment devices to your business, making it easy for both you and your customers. The unit can be used at your cash or at an event to help simplify the donation process, no need to handle any cash, and there are no apps required.

  • The TipTap device can be plugged in, or battery operated and should be charged overnight.

  • The units are secure and encrypted and only the details of the financial transaction are tracked, no customer information is shared, unless they opt into communications directly with United Way East Ontario.

  • We have several options for devices: countertop, lanyards and stands with fixed donations amounts ranging from $2, $5, $10 to $20 per tap.
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To join or find out more information, contact Jennifer Bazinet, Donor Engagement Manager at United Way East Ontario.

We need your support more than ever.

The tough work is far from over. But, with the power of local businesses and local love, together we can help our communities’ most vulnerable people when they need us most.

Shop Local Donation
Our minimum online donation amount is $5.00.

Your donation is in good hands.

We invest your gift in smart, strategic ways, to ultimately move the needle. This is the power of United Way East Ontario.

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100% Local Impact

Every donation is put to work in the community where it is raised.

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Top 100 Canadian Charity

Charity Intelligence, MoneySense & Maclean’s named us a top-100 Canadian charity.

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Issues You Care About

Poverty. Isolation. Homelessness. Together, we can tackle the issues that seem impossible to solve.

Working together to support long-term solutions

United Way’s value has never been more clear: we know our region, we know the most immediate needs, and each day, we work with our partners and supporters to have the greatest impact. With your help, this has positive ripple effects across our entire region of Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark County and Renfrew County.