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There are so many ways to help unlock youth potential while learning about our community and having a memorable experience through United Way.

Support Summer Eats for Kids

United Way’s Summer Eats for Kids program provides children and families in Windsor-Essex County with nutritious snacks, fruits and vegetables during the summer months when school nutrition programs are closed.

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Workplace Champion Toolkit

Get to know United Way and the
#UNIGNORABLE issues in #YQG.

Learn tips on fundraising.

Download fundraising materials from our resource library.

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Why volunteer?

United Way volunteers

Volunteer opportunities

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Monthly eNews

Stay up to date on news, insights, local events and how to get involved.

Become an Emerging Philanthropist

Leaders, donors, volunteers and changemakers under 40

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We Are Women United

Women United is an inclusive, vibrant group of community-minded women, bound together by a sense of belonging.

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Labour Advocacy Training

Explore the challenges faced by working families, and the ways in which Labour and communities can work together.

Experience Life in Someone Else’s Shoes

We love where we live, but local issues like childhood poverty are harming our community. In our busy lives, these local issues can be easy to ignore or go unnoticed. And you can’t solve a problem if you don’t know it exists.

Take one of the virtual challenges below to learn more about the experiences of real families in Windsor-Essex County.

Living In My Shoes

Complete a day in the life of a local mom or dad experiencing low-income. As circumstances change, make decisions that are best for your family while achieving the tasks set out for you. This experience is powered by Rocket Innovation Studio.

Follow the latest News

June 20, 2022

United Way launches annual summer programs across Windsor-Essex County

RELEASE: United Way launches their annual summer programs fundraising campaign this month – Summer Eats for Kids & Backpacks for Success.

May 18, 2022

3 Windsor-Essex residents drive away with new lease on life

RELEASE: Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives, a community partnership that supports local families with a reliable vehicle, is handing over the keys to three donated cars this week, while the student mechanics who helped refurbish them celebrate their own accomplishments.

April 29, 2022

Stellantis employees and retirees pledge largest donation for United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County 2021-22 campaign

United Way’s second annual youth mental health fundraising event – iMove for United Way presented by St. Clair College and St. Clair College Alumni Association – raised $40,320 (and counting) throughout February and March. Funds raised help local children and youth access mental health and preventative wellness supports they couldn’t otherwise afford.