What is United Way?
United Way Peterborough & District is a not-for-profit movement which raises support and fundraises locally to affect change in your community. 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 are there during times of stability and crisis, providing thousands of people with much needed support, close to home. Our work consists of extensive research to target the social issues in your community that need attention to make a better life for all. We facilitate conversations on these issues and we have powerful partnerships with businesses, government and donors, which allow us to identify where there are gaps in the place where we all live, work and raise our families. Our goal is to raise money locally through our Campaign for these agencies, so they can focus on preventing, improving or eliminating these social issues in Peterborough and the surrounding areas.