This GivingTuesday, Consider United Way!

Why Should I Give to United Way?

Our community is much more than our physical environment.  It is a place where we know one another, where we are loved, where we feel safe.  It’s made up of our friends, our neighbours, co-workers and family.  And it’s a place we take pride in when we tell people where we live.

This is the City of Guelph.

Guelph is famous for being one of the most caring communities in the country.  This year on Giving Tuesday we are trying to prove just that!  Here at United Way, as we push to raise $3.5 million for 86 programs at 53 local agencies, we urge you to consider making a donation to United Way.

Here’s why:

  1. One donation to United Way helps 53 local agencies.

Through a network of more than 50 local community agencies, United Way ensures thousands of people each day have a helping hand when they need it.  We know that people in need access many United Way funded agencies to get the help they require.  With one donation to United Way you can ensure all the stops on their journey to create a better quality of life for themselves or their family are there when they need them.

  1. We do the research.

With so many deserving causes, it can be hard to know where your donation can do the most good.  Carefully reviewed and selected by trained volunteers and staff, you can rest assured that United Way funded programs best respond to community needs and have a real and measureable impact on the lives of people in our community.

  1. United Way touches everyone.

Last year, over 87,000 people accessed a United Way funded program.  United Way funded programs help everyone from infants to seniors and chances are someone you know has turned to a United Way program at some point in their life, or will in the future.


  1. United Way makes change that start here.

A donation to United Way keeps our community safe and thriving and helps us realize the type of community we all want – one that sees no one go hungry, one that sees our children achieve their full potential and one that is engaged, strong and supportive.  For more information on our three funding streams, visit


On Tuesday December 2, please consider making a donation to United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin.  Together, we can continue to improve lives, build community and make change start here.Print