United Way Peterborough Announces 1.2 million


The United Way of Peterborough and District announced Wednesday morning that the fall campaign has reached $1.2 million toward its goal of raising $1.85 million for the local agencies funded by United Way.

United Way CEO Jim Russell and campaign chairwoman Megan Murphy joined members of the campaign team in making the announcement at the Pagoda Bridge at Jackson Creek Trail in Peterborough.

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This is what your donation looks like: Hope

Robbie Ham and Daughter

Peterbio: Robert Hamm 
by Lance Anderson, Peterborough this Week

Former addict bounces back to care for his daughter and assist others to get help

Robert Hamm spent Christmas Day 2014 in a jail cell. It was his self-described, rock bottom.

But thanks to your donations to United Peterborough & District, he found a new life for him and his daughter.

“He enrolled in every course available through the John Howard Society, Community Counselling and Resource Centre, FourCAST and the Salvation Army. Many of these programs are funded by the United Way of Peterborough and District, programs that helped Hamm change, eventually becoming Reah Jo’s full-time parent.”  Click here to read more about Robert’s inspiring journey.

There is still time to give to our current Campaign and help others in our community.

Click here to make a donation and make a difference in Peterborough, today!

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Winner of Fishing Raffle announced!

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On January 16th Peterborough County Warden, Joe Taylor and Dustin Rhodes from Lucky Strike Bait picked the winning ticket of the United Way Peterborough and District’s Fishing with the Warden Raffle fundraiser, sponsored by Lucky Strike,at the Otonabee-South Monaghan Township municipal offices in Keene.

Warden Joe Taylor announced the raffle at our Campaign Launch in September.  The lure of a guided fishing trip with Joe, including a shore lunch and a prize pack from Lucky Strike was irresistible.  It was a sell out – All 400 tickets were purchased!

At the draw, Joe offered a huge out to Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett, who at the campaign launch, immediately promised to match all proceeds generated from this fundraiser.

The ticket sales in a addition to the match by Bennett raised a $4,000 contribution to our 2017 Campaign.

Congratulations to winner, Yvonne Flavelle!

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Happy Holidays!



Happy holidays from all of us at
United Way Peterborough & District!!

Our office is closed from noon on Friday, December 22nd until Tuesday, January 2nd. You can still make a donation online or by using the mail slot in the King street entrance door. (We are located at 277 Stewart Street. Mail will be checked daily).

Thank you for your unstoppable energy and generous support this year – Cheers to a fabulous 2018!

Click here to make a donation today!

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Teacher Gift! Backpacks 4 Kids



Looking for a holiday gift for that favourite teacher?

Consider giving your child’s teacher the gift of giving back. Purchase a backpack full of school supplies for $15 in support of United Way Peterborough’s Back Pack for Kids program.

The teacher will be given a certificate in their name and next September, this backpack will be given to a student registered in Peterborough City and County schools to ensure they are ready to learn with a backpack full of school supplies.

Sometimes the best way to show gratitude to someone is to pay it forward!

For more information or to purchase a Backpack, call United Way Peterborough at 705-742-8839.


Be a Leader Challenge



Be a Leader Challenge

The challenge fund will provide up to $30,000 to match all new Leadership donations ($1,200 or more) and donation increases*. Your gift will have even more impact thanks to the remarkable generosity of our anonymous donor.


New Donors

As a first-time Leadership donor, when you
make a gift of $1,200 or more to United Way Peterborough & District, the challenge fund
will match your gift dollar for dollar.


*Renewing Donor

As an existing Leadership donor, you can increase your gift to United Way Peterborough & District and the challenge fund will match the increased amount.  For example, if you increase your donation from $2,000 last year to $2,500 this year, the challenge fund will match $500.

Click here to make a donation online!

Other ways to give:

Visit our office at 277 Stewart Street, Peterborough
Call our office  705-742–8839 to make a donation using your credit card or request a donation form

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Check your mail for YOUR chance to change a life for the better

Dear Neighbour,

Here in Peterborough, every life matters. The best of communities help and nurture people when they need it and the United Way of Peterborough & District believes that in helping someone we are building a better and healthier community for all.

Now more than ever, we are reaching out during this campaign time to ask you personally to donate, and be a partner in the work of helping someone and building our community of Peterborough.

Click here to read to full letter.

Click here to make a donation right now!

If you would like more information, please contact our office: 705-742-8839.


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Bid on a #PetesPlaidNight Game Worn Jersey

The Peterborough Petes sported special plaid jerseys Thursday night (November 2nd) for #PetesPlaidNight for the United Way in front of a huge crowd clad in plaid.

Their special plaid game worn jerseys are now up for auction, with the bidding closing November 12th! Proceeds go to the United Way.

Here are some of the sweaters up for auction…

jersey - Korostelev

jersey - Wells

jersey - Ang

jersey - denoble

Bid here on your fave player’s plaid jersey.

Special thanks to Cambium Inc. and Patrick McAuley – Bowes & Cocks for their generous sponsorship of the jerseys!!