Welcome! The Red Feather Society celebrates the loyalty of those who have supported United Way for more than 25 years. As a member of this honoured society, your efforts have built, and continue to build, a strong community that benefits everyone.
We have inherited and are the custodians of a proud tradition of caring and sharing in this community – a tradition that dates back many years. United Way has been active in the Capital Region for more than 75 years and working together, we have generated over $400 million that has been invested in the local human services sector.
From our humble beginnings in 1941 as the Community Chest of Greater Edmonton, the Red Feather has been our symbol for giving. That first campaign raised $102,905. . . a huge sum for a small city whose needs were dire during the war years.
Today, as United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, we continue to work with the community for the betterment of all it’s members. We represent one of the most critical and extensive collaborative approaches for real change and real community impact. It is with the clear understanding that, as in 1941, when “taking care of our own” was the call to action our fundamental belief remains the same – that together we can do so much more than we can alone.
The red feather has been the iconic symbol for many decades. It represents courage, compassion and generosity. Please accept our sincere appreciation for your outstanding dedication and support. We are truly honoured to recognize you as a member of The Red Feather Society.