A Longstanding Partnership: United Way

You’re only as strong as your community partners, and in United Way of St. Catharines and District – we have been blessed with a partnership that dates back 60 years.

They have been our backbone, helped our agency re-group and reorganize after our displacement during World War II, and helped see that Big Sisters was incorporated into our agency in 1983. Much of our history is tied to theirs.

The United Way acts as an “umbrella organization”, raisings funds to support programs offered by community organizations through workplace campaigns, community donors, corporate donations, labour partners, special events and grants. A Community Investment Committee comprised of trained volunteers reviews the funding applications from these organizations, and makes recommendations to the United Way’s Board of Directors on how they should be best allocated.

Currently, the United Way of St. Catharines helps to fund, in-part, our traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters programs and our In-School Mentoring program.
To learn more about United Way St. Catharines and District visit https://www.unitedwaysc.ca/

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