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When one light goes out, they all do.

This holiday season, ensure every light shines, every person thrives.

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We’re all connected.
We shine brighter together. 

Whether it’s financial hardships, health issues, or emotional burdens, when someone’s going through a tough time, it has a ripple effect throughout the entire community. When parents are stressed, kids feel it too. When seniors are lonely, their health takes a toll. When young people don’t have a safe place to call home, they have a hard time landing a job. If these challenges go unchecked, they place added pressure on our support systems.

Addressing these struggles is key to nurturing resilient and supportive communities where everyone can thrive.

Donors are our power source

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When you support United Way, you not only impact one person’s life, you contribute to a current that connects us all. 


Your support allows us to step in and address the root causes of our region’s most pressing local issues.

Jerry lives alone and wanted a way to stay connected ...

He found a social group that he looks forward to every week.

Paige was looking for a place to spend time with friends ...

Her family found a camp that keeps her safe, learning, and having fun.

Isaac struggled with homelessness and addiction ...

He found a job where he helps youth who are in the position he once was in.

Double your impact.

This holiday,

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your gift will go twice as far!

TD will generously match your donation until December 31.

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When someone's light flickers and fades, you can help them shine again.

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

Our minimum online donation amount is $5.00.

Send a personalized holiday card

Give on behalf of someone who has helped you shine.

If you’re looking for a last minute gift, or something special for that person who already has everything on their wish list: give the gift of local love. Whether it’s for a teacher, colleague, friend or family member, show them how much they mean to you by giving a gift that supports your community.

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Give a gift that keeps on giving

United Way knows that change doesn’t happen with band-aid solutions, but by addressing the root cause of the most pressing issues. Join us to make sure the supports that people depend on are there for the long term.

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

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.