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

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Many local seniors are dealing with overwhelming loneliness. Kids in low-income families or rural communities need help keeping up in school. Youth experiencing homelessness are facing another winter without a safe place to call home. Life is getting more expensive—forcing people to stretch their budgets just to meet basic household needs. For those who are struggling, the holidays are a time of added stress and anxiety.

Thousands of people are depending on us. Your support today could help a neighbour, friend, or family member.

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Your gift will go twice as far this holiday! Scotiabank will generously match your donation until December 31.*

Join United Way’s caring community of donors and change local lives.

With your support:

Parents can find immediate mental health support.

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Roxanne doesn’t feel alone in her struggles anymore.

Kids have the tools they need to succeed in school, and in life.

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Justice has a safe space to play, learn, and grow.

Seniors have someone to turn to when they feel lonely.

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Brenda found connection during a difficult time. 

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

Choose your gift amount:

Our minimum online donation amount is $5.00.

Send a personalized holiday card.

Give on behalf of someone who has opened doors for you.    

If you’re looking for a last minute gift, or something special for that person who already has everything on their wish list, consider giving 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.

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

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 every issue. 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.  

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