United Way East Ontario strives to break down barriers and improve the communities we serve. We are committed to making measurable, lasting change across our region today, and tomorrow for our communities’ most vulnerable people.
Go the distance with United Way East Ontario and make a difference in your local community.
The running community has always been synonymous with support and generosity. Each of you run for your own reasons and causes, and today, our local communities need your support more than ever before.
People who live in poverty, homeless youth, seniors, and many others are at-risk during these unprecedented times. Mental health challenges are affecting us all. And those incredible volunteers—those generous people who are out there trying to help—they also need our support. You have the chance to show your local love during this global crisis.
By joining and fundraising for team United Way East Ontario, you will help provide:
Basic needs – Ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food.
Help for seniors – Ensure that while vulnerable people are isolated, they are also supported.
Capacity for community services – Ensure that community partners can continue to do their vital local work.
Mental health support – enabling crisis lines and system navigation services.
Support for volunteers – there are amazing people rallying to support others—they need our help too.
As you care for your family and those closest to you, we urge you to think of the people who may need support adapting, or those who need special attention while in self-isolation. For more information about getting help, volunteering, or United Way’s response to COVID-19, please visit our website.