United Way Campaign

Our annual campaign

Every October, the University of Waterloo partners with the United Way Waterloo Region Communities to host a campaign of giving. Members of the University community come together to participate in fun events and activities geared towards building awareness of the United Way's extraordinary work in Waterloo and, of course, encouraging donating towards this incredible cause. 

Interested in helping? Donate to the United Way during our campaign, or join our incredible volunteer team to ensure the United Way can support the most vulnerable people in our community for years to come. Your help is appreciated no matter how you choose to lend a hand.

Thank you for supporting United Way's 2020 campaign

Our 2020 United Way campaign has wrapped up and we wanted to send a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make this year a success. We’ve developed a video to say thanks to everyone who has contributed – and our past President, Feridun Hamdullahpur, has made an appearance where he reveals the grand total of our campaign. Check it out below.

Whether you donated through e-pledge, supported a department fundraiser, or helped spread the word about the United Way, you helped us make this year memorable and impactful. 

Despite the campaign going virtual and being in a pandemic, together we’ve raised an amount we can truly be proud of.! With your support, United Way Waterloo Region Communities will be able to help more families through difficult times – whether that be to provide mental health services, housing, crisis support, voluntary support, or access to food. You have helped to build a stronger Waterloo region.

Thank you!

  1. Sep. 4, 20202019 United Way Annual Report

    Check out our annual report from our 2019 United Way Workplace Campaign and see if we hit our goal!

  2. July 17, 2020Charitable Spotlight: House of Friendship

    Local hotel partners with House of Friendship during COVID-19, creating hope and opportunity for homeless men

    By: Landon Jennings, UWaterloo United Way Campaign Committee Communications Team

  3. June 19, 2020$800k distributed by our local United Way through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund
    United Way Waterloo Region Covid-19 Community Response Fund Logo

    The Waterloo Chronicle shares how United Way Waterloo Region's Covid-19 Community Response Fund distributed $800,000 to 43 charities across Waterloo Region during the pandemic, to assist organizations for front-line services, wellness supports, shelters and more. Learn more: https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-story/9960122--800k-being-distributed-to-waterloo-region-charities-through-covid-19-community-response-fund/ 

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  1. Sep. 28, 20212021 UW United Way Kick-Off Lunch

    On September 28th, we will be kicking-off our annual United Way Campaign virtually, open for all to attend! Join us and get inspired by the many ways our University supports the United Way and how YOU can make a difference this year. 

    Register here to RSVP and recieve the link to the live stream!

  2. Oct. 1, 2021GO RED Day

    October 1st is GO RED Day! We challenge everyone to participate by decorating their office, their pet, their spouse….anyone and anything you can turn into a red-wrapped inspiration of fun and philanthropy. Send pictures to united.way@uwaterloo.ca to be arranged with other submissions on our GO RED webpage and in our next Daily Bulletin article.

  3. Oct. 13, 2021Houseplants 101

    How can you effectively deal with pests on your indoor plants? How much water is too much water? When is it time to repot?

    Join Bryan Dobson of Gold Leaf Botanicals for a virtual lunch and learn on plant care and get answers to your questions about all things houseplants.

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