In the community

Hundreds of thousands of people, every year, are helped by United Way Toronto. These are just a few of the real stories that illustrate how the impact of your donation to United Way, strengthens lives and builds stronger neighbourhoods across the city.

participant in Scarborough Boys & Girls Club

Education is the foundation

"If I weren't here every day after school, I'd be getting into trouble," admits twelve-year-old, Gavin Pierce who has been coming to the Boys & Girls Club for the past four years.

Academic club sets kids on the path to a productive life.

Scarborough Village playground

Progress that inspires

"There are so many cultures all in one place with happy faces, ready to help each other. It’s wonderful."

A desire for a safe, healthy neighbourhood, that residents are proud to call home.

Catharine Fennell: United Way volunteer

Dishing out charity cash a challenge

"When I meet with agencies and see first-hand the great work they’re doing and how much impact they have on the community — sometimes it reduces me to tears."

Catharine Fennell's position as allocations volunteer with the United Way can in many ways be harder than running her own successful company.

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