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United Way of the Lower Mainland

We believe local love is the key creating the kinds of communities we all want to live in. We’ve been improving local lives since 1930. Today we help make life better for thousands across Metro Vancouver, from the Sea to Sky corridor and the Sunshine Coast, to the Fraser Valley and beyond.

For a community to be great, it has to be great for everyone, but people across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley are struggling. Kids are vulnerable, seniors are isolated.

Many of us feel disconnected from each other. With United Way, you can change that.

What United Way does

United Way of the Lower Mainland serves the needs of our local community and ignites the desire in everyone to improve this place we call home.

Through United Way you can mobilize people to address a local issue, collaborate with a network of partners to solve a problem, or donate to programs that create life-saving connections, 100% locally.

Why it matters  

Almost 1 in 10 local kids says they don’t think a single adult cares about them. Meanwhile, over 25,000 Lower Mainland seniors say they have no one to talk to. But it’s not just kids and seniors. One in five Metro Vancouver residents doesn’t know a neighbour well-enough to ask for help.

This year, we’re asking residents across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to give to United Way, so vulnerable kids, struggling seniors and isolated residents find life-changing connections in United Way programs.

The right connection could change everything. Could it be you? If you’d like to get involved, here are some ideas on how to.

We love where we live and we’re proud of our work, but none of it would be possible without the amazing support of our incredible community.

This year we reached out to a number of our donors and asked them why they give to United Way, and the simple answer was the love they feel towards the place they call home.

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United Way donors