United Way looks at the big picture to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are living in poverty.
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United Way is a network of more than 75 local United Way offices. Since 1941, we’ve worked in the Alberta Capital Region for the betterment of all.
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United Way is helping individuals and families build a strong foundation to live healthy, stable, successful lives.
In the thriving Alberta Capital Region, many families face challenges meeting basic needs. Issues like not having a safe home, enough food, or access to resources can deeply affect individuals’ health and well-being.
United Way, backed by 80 years of experience, alongside local partners, steps up to address these needs by providing access to food, emergency support, and housing assistance. Our aim with United Way? A community where everyone is supported and no one is left behind.
In 2022, 75,588 people accessed healthy meals or food hampers and 1,093 people received help to obtain or maintain housing.
Supports the many local families who don’t have the means to purchase the warm clothing needed to withstand Alberta’s harsh winters.
Works to address period poverty in our communities by increasing access to menstrual products for those in need in schools, workplaces, and in the community.
Your donation to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within your community.
Coats for Kids & Families aims to ensure families and individuals with limited resources have access to the proper winter outerwear needed for our cold Edmonton and area winters.