Entries by Ashara Meidell

Greg’s Story

Greg describes himself as a family man but it wasn’t very long ago that his marriage and family were both in crisis due to issues with anger and alcohol. Greg knew he had to turn things around – that’s when he found support through the United Way network.

Abresha’s Story

Abresha has seen more in her young life than anyone should. At 16 years of age, Abresha was not only dealing with the challenges of being a teenager. She was dealing with these challenges in a new country, in a new culture, all in a new language. She needed help.

Jodi’s Story

Investing in community programs can have tremendous and sometimes, surprising outcomes. Jodi struggled for years before finding a place which could act as her anchor. Your donations help change the power of poverty. “At one point, all I wanted to do was make it to tomorrow.” Bipolar disorder is defined as an illness which causes […]

Steve’s Story

The path to poverty can begin anywhere. The road back can be considerably less certain. United Way invests your donations in impact strategies aimed at lifting people to a more sustainable life, changing the power of poverty.   “You did this. You gave me back my dignity. You gave me…me.”- Steve Gosselin You don’t fix […]

New Organization. New Website.

Since United Way Waterloo Region Communities was created in April, we have been working towards bringing forward a new face. Our new website is one of those first steps. We’ve worked tirelessly to transform older pages, and create new ones to give you the information you need. Like everyone else you are looking for value […]

Together, We are Possibility: Build your Team and our Community.

Today’s workplace is an ever-changing item. Employees can work in one community, live in another, all the while taking part in activities in even more places. But we all know building a cohesive team around a singular cause is important for any organization, and especially a business that draws support from every part of Waterloo […]

Campaign Kick-Off 2017: Race Around the Region

United Way Waterloo Region Communities is committed to serving the towns, cities and villages across Waterloo Region. As we launch our first campaign under our new banner, we looked for a Kick-Off Event that would cover the entire area. And that’s how Race Around the Region was created. On September 22nd, teams from our supporting […]