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Individual Giving

We make it easy and impactful for individuals, businesses, and organizations to help solve the complexities of poverty with a single donation, helping people in need, right here in Waterloo Region. Explore our unique giving options below. 

Donate now

Making a gift online is quick and easy! You can make a one-time gift or become a monthly donor and support the work of United Way Waterloo Region Communities year-round. 

Monthly donations can also be transferred directly from your bank account. Learn more about Pre-Authorized Debit option.

In Honour/In Memory

Giving a gift in honour is a meaningful way to remember or honour someone special, to thank someone, or to celebrate an important occasion. To give a gift in honour, simply visit our shopping cart to make your donation and select “I wish to give in honour of someone else”.

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Donate Securities

Help provide reliable support for our network of community non-profit partners by becoming a monthly donor!

In-Kind Donation

Gifts-in-kind are tangible property including works of art, books, real estate, equipment, vehicles, collections — virtually any physical object in your possession.

Host a fundraiser

Creating your own fundraising event is easy and you can do it at home, at your workplace, or in the community!

Kits for a Cause

Purchase supplies or run a Wishlist Campaign to raise funds for in-kind donations of essential Kits.  You can either donate the supplies directly to our organization or host a Kit Packing Event to pack the supplies into kits and then United Way Waterloo Region Communities will distribute them to community partners in need.