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When you make a donation to United Way East Ontario, your generosity will keep seniors connected, make mental health services more accessible, ensure kids don’t fall behind, bolster our essential frontline partners—and so much more.

You can help fuel the solutions our communities need right now.

Why donate to United Way East Ontario

We are committed to 100% local impact—in the neighbourhoods where we live, in the communities where we work, and in the region we love.

Every day we do our best to be innovative, nimble and responsive to the needs in our communities and interests of our donors.

We engage experts to identify the most pressing issues facing our neighbours, friends, colleagues and family members. And, we know you want to help conquer them.

These are tough challenges that require in-depth knowledge, long-term commitment, and a smart investment of resources.

They require the power of United Way.

Your donation is in good hands.

We invest your gift in smart, strategic ways, to ultimately move the needle.
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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.

Monthly giving: Make your gift go further

Together, we can lift our region’s most vulnerable people out of the daily struggles that make life challenging. When you become a monthly donor, your gift makes an even bigger impact on our communities.  

Automatically give each month, and help improve the lives of the people who depend on us. You can change or stop your monthly giving at any time.

Give in someone's honour

Mark a milestone, a special occasion, or honour someone’s memory with a gift. Personalize a card with a note and print it or send it by email.

These are just a small sample of the card designs available.

More ways to give

There are many different ways to give to United Way East Ontario. Consider one of these high-impact giving opportunities.

Become a major donor

When you become a major donor, your contributions build stronger, healthier, safer communities for all, and help us find lasting solutions to the complex challenges that make life difficult for our region’s most vulnerable people.

Become a leadership donor

As a Leadership donor, you have the power to improve lives. You can inspire others to give and support long-term solutions to the toughest local challenges. There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing your donation is going even farther to help your neighbours in need. 

Gift of securities or stocks

Gifts of securities are the most tax-effective way to make a donation—providing tax benefits while helping neighbours in need.

Leave a gift in your will or life insurance plan

Let United Way East Ontario help you achieve your philanthropic goals—now and in the future—and create a legacy plan that is right for you.

Find out how you can get involved by partnering with us, volunteering, attending our virtual events, and more!

Local Love in a Global Crisis

COVID-19 amplifies the challenges vulnerable people deal with year-round—it makes United Way’s role more important than ever.  

And as the situation changes, we will continue working with our community partners to adapt.

Find out how a donation to our COVID-19 response your can help our communities press on through the pandemic.

If you’re able, please give generously today.