There are people who won't feel the joy the holiday season brings.

Together, we have helped the most vulnerable people through this pandemic. But, the challenges are far from over.

Many local seniors are still dealing with overwhelming loneliness. Kids are struggling to keep up in school. Caregivers are burned out. Youth experiencing homelessness are facing another winter without a safe place to call home. Our communities are still feeling the pressures of COVID-19, and people are losing their mental health stamina.

Thousands of people—your family, friends, and neighbours—are depending on us, and we need your help to keep the momentum going.

Donate today and double your impact*. Every gift will be matched and will fuel measurable, lasting, 100% local change in your community—in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew Counties. 

United Way is here for our communities, no matter what challenges lie ahead.

There are people working every day to help brighten people’s lives. Frontline workers are keeping us healthy. Staff and volunteers across our network of partner agencies are reaching clients in innovative ways. At United Way, our team is leading the charge in tackling the root causes of the most pressing local issues, and building strong communities that can weather any storm.

Let them tell you how your donation to United Way makes a difference.

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Because of you, seniors are staying healthy and connected.

The pandemic is still affecting our lives in big ways, especially for local seniors. But, we’ve put in place so many innovative solutions that are keeping seniors connected, and caregivers supported.  

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Agata Michalska
Director, Regional Affairs
 

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Because of you, mental health supports are easier to access.

Some people might be feeling a weight lift off their shoulders for the first time in a while, but many will carry the stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic for a long time. Your neighbours still need help, but there is a lot to be proud of.  

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Cameron Ketchum
Director, Community Initiatives

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Because of you, people are benefiting from an equitable economic recovery.

We all want to be able to provide for ourselves—and our families—no matter our ability or background. The pandemic has made this more difficult, but we’re taking the lessons we’ve learned to build a more prosperous future.  

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Kelly Mertl
Senior Director, Community Initiatives
 

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Because of you, kids are getting back on track to succeed—in school and in life.

Another year has shown us that even when we start to feel a sense of normalcy, the pandemic is still affecting our lives in big ways. This is especially true for our kids. But, we’ve made great progress. 

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Mohamed Sofa
Director, All That Kids Can Be
 

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Because of you, we’re uplifting people who are systematically sidelined.

COVID-19 affects everyone, but not equally. Underserved communities were hit the hardest, and are still feeling the lasting effects of this pandemic. But, we’re working with our partners to build a brighter future for everyone. 

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Abid Jan
Director, Capacity Building
 

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Make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need.

Whether you live in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County or Renfrew County, 100% of what’s raised local, stays local.
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Issues You Care About

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

Send a personalized holiday card.

Let that special person know how they’ve brightened up your life.

The past two years haven’t been easy for anyone. But so many people are helping our communities make it through dark times. Whether it’s for a front-line worker, teacher, neighbour, work colleague, friend or family member, show them how much their support means by giving a gift that changes lives.

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

Give a gift that keeps on giving.

United Way invests in long-term solutions. This holiday season, help us make sure the supports put in place during the pandemic are there for the people who need them—now, and in the future.   

When you donate this holiday, your gift will be matched! Become a monthly donor and double your impact, all year long.  

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Give a gift that keeps on giving.

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United Way invests in long-term solutions. This holiday season, help us make sure the supports put in place during the pandemic are there for the people who need them—now, and in the future.

When you donate this holiday, your gift will be matched! Become a monthly donor and double your impact, all year long.