Give a gift that matters.

This holiday season, give as little as $10 to support someone in our community.
Show your neighbours they are not alone.

For individuals and families who are isolated, the holidays can be a harsh reminder of the things they long for, but do not have.

Someone to call their friend. The means to provide for themselves, and the people they love. The ability to live freely and with dignity.

Meet Mike & Asare

Mike had been managing on the streets for a long time, until eventually age caught up with him. He says, “If you don’t have a place to go, you’re a lost soul. You get to a certain point in your life where you’ve got to be warm.”

Asare grew up with no male role model in his life and that not only impacted the way he saw authority figures, but also the way he saw himself. Now, he’s a mentor for other youth. “I see many young people who have similar upbringings and circumstances to mine. And it’s heartbreaking.”

This holiday season, you can help the Mikes and Asares in Waterloo Region for as little as $10.

Gifts you can give...

Ending Isolation

$10 = three rides

This gift can provide 3 rides for a senior or adult living with disabilities to help them live their daily lives.

Until December 18, your gift will be matched to equal $20.

$35 = a connection

$35 can connect one isolated senior with a friendly visitor who builds a lasting relationship.

Until December 18, your gift will be matched to equal $70.

Fighting Hunger

$10 = food support

$10 provides one individual with emergency food and skills so they can better meet their needs.

Until December 18, your gift will be matched to equal $20.

$35 = a food hamper

$35 provides food for a family of four through an emergency food hamper from a food program.

Until December 18, your gift will be matched to equal $70.

Supporting Youth

$10 = a peer mentor

Your donation of $10 give one youth access to a peer mentor who can help them learn about positive mental wellbeing

Until December 18, your gift will be matched to equal $20.

$40 = a series of workshops

$40 helps one youth improve their coping skills & self-esteem through a series of workshops.

Until December 18, your gift will be matched to equal $80.

*Donations will only be matched on December 12 – December 18, and until a matching cap of $10,000 is reached.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

If you make your gift between December 12 – 18, your donation will be matched – dollar for dollar – by a generous United Way donor who wants to help you double your impact.

*Donations will only be matched on December 12 – December 18, and until a matching cap of $10,000 is reached.

Your generosity will have a tremendous impact on community members like Mike & Asare.

Please give generously this holiday season.

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