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Gift-In-Kind

Gifts-in-kind are tangible property including works of art, books, real estate, equipment, vehicles, collections — virtually any physical object in your possession. Donation receipts are issued for the fair market value and may significantly reduce your taxes.

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Philanthropy Team

United Way WRC

519-888-6100 | campaign@uwaywrc.ca

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211 - Help Starts Here

211 is a helpline for community and social service information that will help you find support near you. Simply dial 2-1-1 or visit 211ontario.ca It's Free | 24/7 | 150+ languages | Live answer | Confidential.

Financial Relief Navigator

This online database will help you navigate COVID-19 benefits and relief measures.

Children and Youth Planning Table of Waterloo Region (CYPT)

A community-wide partnership that includes service providers, researchers, planning bodies and funders serving children, youth and families in our community. United Way WRC participates in working groups and is a voting member of CYPT.

Ontario Living Wage Network

As a living wage employer United Way WRC pays all direct and indirect employees the living wage rate for the region in which they operate.

Did you know that you can build your own event in support of United Way?

Creating your own virtual fundraising event is easy and you can do it at home, at your workplace and in the community! We’ve got a few tips to get you started:

  • Start with a hobby or something you feel passionate about
  • Do some research to identify a particular need in your community
  • Pick an activity you can do virtually with your friends, family, and/or colleagues – we can still do things together to support community, even when we’re apart.

Any funds collected beyond your break-even amount will go towards United Way’s work tackling local, #UNIGNORABLE issues—including poverty, homelessness and mental health—in communities across Greater Toronto.

Whatever you decide, when you show your local love, your community always benefits!

Ready to get started? Once you’ve reviewed our event fundraising toolkit, simply complete an event proposal form and email it to unitedwayevents@uwgt.org. We’ll be in touch soon after to discuss your plans and share tools and tips with you.

Matching Gifts

Inspire others to give by matching donations received through a specific event like Giving Tuesday!

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In-Kind Donation

Donate new items or services to support our fundraising initiatives or the work of our Funded Agencies.

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More local Resources

For medical emergencies, call 9-1-1 immediately.

  • Here 24/7 call 1-844-437-3247 or 519-821-3547
    Here 24/7 is your front door to the addictions, mental health, and crisis services provided by 11 agencies across Waterloo Wellington.
  • Telehealth call 1-866-797-0000
    Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Assistance is available in more than 300 languages. When you call Telehealth, tell them what language you speak and you will be connected to an interpreter.

If you are in immediate danger or for an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

  • Women's Crisis Services
    Supporting women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. You can contact them via their online chat or call the numbers below.
    • For support in Kitchener - Waterloo call 519-742-5894 
    • For support in Cambridge call 519-653-2422
  • Family Compass is here to help guide you to services for Children and Youth in Waterloo Region. It also links to a variety of resources for parents.

For more information or questions, please reach out to us!

General Inquiries

United Way WRC

519-888-6100 | info@uwaywrc.ca

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Give a one-time gift

Give a one-time gift to our Community Fund to so your dollars will be directed to where they are needed most.

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Become a Monthly Donor

Help provide reliable support for our network of community Agencies by becoming a monthly donor!

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Choose Your Cause

Support a cause close to your heart by donating to one of our Issue-based Funds.

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Funded Agencies

At United Way we fund a network of Agencies helping people meet their basic needs, access mental health supports, and reduce social isolation.

Choose a cause

Support an issue you care most about by giving directly to one of our Issue-based funds.

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