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The latest news and stories about United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and how we are changing lives in our community, together.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region’s President & CEO, Rob Yager, shares his gratitude for our supporters who step up to make a difference and introduce some of the people you’ve helped.
More than 15,500 requests for school supplies in the Alberta Capital Region have come this year. For the first time ever, we might not be able to ensure every kid starts the school year on an equal footing.
Labour groups in the Edmonton region support United Way in our shared goal of goal of making the community a healthy place to live, work and raise a family.
Allison donates and leads the United Way campaign at her workplace because she knows what it’s like to need help.
James gives to United Way because he wants to bring down barriers for all in our region.
Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now she helps kids finish high school.
Through all the educational pieces that we have at work, I learned everything that United Way does and trying to end poverty is something that I can really get behind, so I wanted to give support.
Whether it’s requesting birthday gifts be donations to save endangered animals or volunteering time to community organizations, the Bowhay family values giving back to their community.
United Way's Heartland Challenge volunteers worked to rejuvenate A Safe Place, a community shelter in Fort Saskatchewan that’s helped more than 25,000 women and children facing domestic violence.
Back to school can be stressful, but United Way is here to support students and parents as they navigate their educational journey.
In the Edmonton area, many non-profits and community organizations, including United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and its frontline partner agencies, recognize the importance of applying Indigenous Wisdom, Culture, and traditional ways of Knowing and Being in the work they do.
Vanessa was homeless and numbed her feelings of guilt and shame with drugs and alcohol. When Child Welfare told her she couldn’t live with her son due to her addiction, she decided to reach out for help.
When schools closed due to COVID-19, it wasn’t just education that was affected. School-based programs such as mentorship had to find new ways of supporting kids like Thea.