COVID-19 How You Can Help

Please consider supporting the vulnerable in our community through United Way Peterborough and District's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. Click here to donate today.

We will get through this together.

We know that in our communities many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how COVID-19 is affecting their family. Many do not have supports, should they need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—things like poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time.

The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

Together we can keep our communities strong.

At United Way Peterborough & District, the health and safety of our communities is our priority. Right now we are working closely with The City of Peterborough public health agencies, social services agencies, to see how we could support those most in need.

How these funds will be used.

As the impact of COVID-19 to our community grows, so does the demand for social services. The resources raised through this fund will ensure agencies on the ground can continue their critical work in this time of need.

The fund will support vulnerable populations at greatest risk including the elderly, Indigenous populations, those experiencing mental health and addiction issues, persons with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, newcomers to Canada, and others that may be impacted by this public health crisis.

We also know this is an evolving situation, so we will be working diligently with our community partners to continue to monitor this situation and respond in the most effective manner.

Please consider supporting our efforts. Click here to donate today.

The time is now.

Now is the time to band together and embrace the power of community. This is a critical time for everyone, and we know those who are already struggling will be excessively impacted. In a crisis, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, local municipalities and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact.