The past few months have tested all of us in ways we could have never imagined.
But for our friends and neighbours who were already experiencing poverty and related issues—struggling to make ends meet or put food on the table—it has been an exceptionally difficult and, sometimes, heartbreaking time.
United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH) is committed to leading measurable, impactful change by identifying the most challenging issues in our community, and bringing together people and resources to address those issues. We connect volunteers with local needs, and offer training and operational support to local charities. Along with our network of partners and experts, UWHH conducts research and works with key stakeholders to generate support for the not-for-profit sector. Each dollar raised is invested right back into the community. Today, 209,195 residents across Halton and Hamilton rely on 128 United Way supported programs for life changing services.
Outside of government, United Way is the largest funder of social service programs and initiatives in Canada.
As we begin to recover from this crisis, people and families across your community are going to need your help more than ever. That’s because demand for social services has skyrocketed. In fact, almost 40 per cent of non-profits in Ontario have seen increased demand for their services. The need for vital supports, including mental health counselling and food hampers, has risen sharply.
Today, we are asking you to show your local love by joining our fundraising events.