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Ways to Give

Together, we can reduce the number of local kids continuing to experience poverty as adults.

Through charitable giving, you can help change the trajectory for local kids & create a stronger community

Imagine if we could eliminate childhood poverty in Windsor-Essex County. Imagine if every local child had the chance to succeed and reach their full potential regardless of the postal code they live in.

How can we make that a reality? History has shown us that when we focus on only 1 obstacle at only 1 point in a child’s life, it may not have the strongest lasting impact. We must create multiple solutions to help children at key stages throughout childhood.

Where can we make the most impact? Research has shown that education is the best path out of poverty. United Way’s Cradle to Career programming focuses on helping kids achieve 4 key milestones:

  • Being proficient in reading in grade 3
  • Being proficient in math in grade 6
  • Graduating high school on time
  • Successfully entering a post-secondary program

We are targeting Cradle to Career investments in neighbourhoods where the data tells us more help is needed to support children and families. By supporting those most in need, our whole community can thrive.

Ways to Give Directly

Mail this pledge form to our office. Please do not mail cash.

Attention: Finance Office
A1-300 Giles Blvd East
Windsor, ON  N9A 4C4

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities or making an in-kind gift to United Way, please call Lynn Ridgewell at
519-259-6166 or email

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You can find United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County’s profile page here.

Multiple donations will be combined, and a tax receipt issued to you at the end of the calendar year. If you need help with receipts or have questions about your donation, please contact Chris McAgy at 519-259-6147 or

If you give through a workplace payroll deduction program, your donation will be acknowledged on the T4 you receive from your employer at the end of the year.

Gifts of Security

A gift of securities is an easy, tax-efficient way to maximize the impact of your donation. Securities include stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds, bonds, flow-through shares, and employee stock options – we accept most publicly traded securities.

Leave a Legacy

Making a donation to United Way through a legacy gift is an extraordinary statement of your generosity and commitment to your local community. A legacy gift to United Way provides you with the opportunity to give beyond your lifetime.

Leadership Giving

Join a group of leaders determined to make a difference where we live. As a Leadership donor, you’ll become part of an unstoppable force for change. Donors like you power our work in the community. Leadership donors make individual gifts of $1,200 or more.

United Way Windsor-Essex County is 100% local.  

When you donate to United Way, you are make an investment in your community and give children, friends, and neighbours help when they need it most. Every dollar of your donation is invested right here in Windsor-Essex County to help families forge a more prosperous future. United Way investments are rigorously measured for effectiveness and efficiency. Together we are driving the most meaningful results and the biggest possible impact.

Funds raised by United Way support the Cradle to Career strategy.

United Way is the backbone organization proudly powering the work of the community collective called ProsperUs. The collective is a group of 40+ organizations in Windsor and Essex County focused on unlocking youth potential so that a generation from now, we can eliminate childhood poverty in our community. 

United Way is one of the ProsperUs partners but we play a foundational role in planning, convening, facilitating, leveraging investments, data collection, evaluation, community engagement, program development, marketing and more.

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