What is United Way?
United Way Peterborough & District is part of a National not-for-profit movement which raises support and fundraises locally to affect change in your community. For the past 79 years we have grown to service more than 60,000 people in our local communities. We’re governed by an autonomous Board of Directors that, along with staff and volunteers, helps to build a caring community. Our network of 19 partner agencies are local charities in the community that focus on the persistent social issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, mental health, unemployment, addiction and more. These local agencies can be relied on during times of stability and crisis, providing thousands of people with much needed support, close to home.
Our work consists of extensive research to identify the social issues in our community that need attention to make a better life for all. We lead and facilitate conversations on these issues, and we have powerful partnerships with businesses, government, and donors. Through this process, we’re able to invest community donations where they will have the most impact to build a stronger and healthier community for us all.