United Way Durham Region

"Designate Durham" or "Give Where You Live" - The cornerstone of a better community

“Give Where You Live” is at the core the United Way mission in Durham. We believe in the notion which has been espoused by many: Think globally, Act locally. Hunger, shelter, support for families in crisis or assistance with mental health issues. All can be accomplished here in Durham by “Designating Durham” and giving where you live.

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Campaign 2016 - More than charitable - Building a better community...together!

Helping those less fortunate is no longer a simple matter of charitable kindness or good will. In the 21st century it has become a strategic economic driver and a mark of a more prosperous and vibrant community. The rapid and dramatic nature of change and the local economic impacts of situations which began, often in other nations or on other continents, has created many and complex problems for communities. In these times a coordinated and multi factorial approach to community problem solving is more important than ever before.

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“A Great Day on The Bike” Ride4UnitedWay - In Durham Region

Join us on Sunday, August 13, 2017 for the ninth annual Ride4UnitedWay – Gran Fondo che i benefici.

Whether you are an experienced fitness or recreational rider, a club rider or racer, or just getting back into cycling, the ride has distance and courses which will appeal to all abilities.

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Homelessness Partnering Strategy 2014-2019

United Way Durham Region is pleased to continue its role as Community Entity for the federal government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) funding initiative. HPS is a community-based program, to stabilize the lives of homeless individuals by providing direct support and funding to communities across Canada.

 

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Ride4UnitedWay Gran Fondo che i benefici 2016

On Aug. 14th 2016 hundreds of cyclists took to the road in Durham to enjoy not only a “great day on the bike” but additionally support agencies, programs and services which help many tens of thousands of people locally.

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75 Years of Service - A legacy we're proud to carry on.

The 2015 Campaign for the United Way in Durham Region will mark the 75th anniversary of service for the United Way in this community. While much has changed in the past 75 years there are more than a few constants. Coming together as a community, in good times and in difficult times, to help those less advantaged is something we hope will never go out of fashion.

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12-12-12

Do you want to give a gift which will keep giving for the next 12 months? Yes? Make a contribution of 12 dollars, pass it on to 12 friends, and you will know that for the next 12 months you will have helped make this a better community for everyone.

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Points4UnitedWay

“Teaming up to build a better community” is at the core of why we were created more than 70 years ago. We are proud to be “Teaming up” with the Oshawa Generals, and particularly proud that Michael Dal Colle, Anthony Cirelli and Mitchell Vande Sompel will be scoring points on the ice and helping to build a better community for all as our “Scoring Ambassadors for the United Way”.

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Great Venue and Great Partnership

The General Motors Centre has been host to big names such as Elton John, the Wiggles, The Tragically Hip and Marianas Trench, but it is also the place you can go to take in sporting events like the Oshawa Generals hockey games, Durham TurfDogs and more!

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Serving all of Durham Region

The final steps in the process to create the United Way of Durham Region have now been completed. For more than 40 years there were two United Ways serving in Durham. (The United Way of Oshawa/Whitby was created 70 years ago. It later added the communities of Clarington and the townships of Brock & Scugog) About 40 years ago the Ajax/Pickering United Way was formed, and Uxbridge was added a number of years ago. The Boards of both United Ways, working with the enthusiastic support of the United Way of Canada voted to take the necessary steps to form a single United Way.

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