It’s about community—it’s about solutions

United Way/Centraide is a volunteer-based organization focused on identifying needs and providing results. Through research and a variety of funding programs, United Way/Centraide invests in the community and invokes positive change.

This year, United Way/Centraide Ottawa will invest $19.2 million in the National Capital Region. From funding frontline services like the School Breakfast Program that provides a healthy start to the day for approximately 5,700 children in 91 area schools, to research, youth action, and partnership grants, United Way/Centraide Ottawa directly impacts hundreds of thousands of people in the National Capital Region.

In fact, one in three people have used or will use one of the more than 140 programs and services funded by United Way/Centraide Ottawa, but only one in six people will donate.

When it comes to donations, United Way/Centraide has perhaps one of the most flexible and donor-friendly programs. Not only are there many convenient ways to donate, including payroll deduction, but as a donor you can make very specific requests about how you would like your donation to be used, including identifying a registered Canadian charity to which you would like your contribution to be directed. United Way/Centraide also has one of the lowest fundraising and administrative costs of any Canadian charity. You can be confident that when you make a donation, at least 85 percent of your money will go directly to those who need it most.

The mission of United Way/Centraide is “to bring people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe, community for all.” The more we show our support, the more lives we can change.

“Carleton University is one of the largest workplace campaigns in the city and a very important part of our overall community campaign,” says Dennis Jackson, this year’s United Way/Centraide Ottawa Campaign Chair. “We not only appreciate Carleton University’s investment in the minds of their students but also your ‘investment in hope’ for those in need in our community. We look forward to another excellent campaign this year.”

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-09b/497.htm

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