The funds we raise and invest back into the Kitchener-Waterloo area help sustain programs and services vital to the well being of our community and its citizens. Whether you give ten dollars or ten thousand dollars, making a difference in your community through a donation can help make tremendous things happen.

So many ways to give…

Giving a gift that helps change community conditions for the better has never been easier; no matter where you are, no matter what time of day. You can give alone or with a group. Your gift can stem from thoughtful planning or spontaneous generosity. Whatever the situation, we have a donation option to suit your needs.

Alternative Donations

Through our partners at Change It you can opt to round up your debit purchase, with the extra cents coming to United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area.   It’s easy, painless, and a great way to support so many programs.


In addition Change it also supports a program where you can turn your Air Miles into a cash donation!  If you’ve been collecting them for years, and are looking for a way to use them, this might be it.

And YES, you will get a tax receipt for your donation.


The best time to give is right now!

You don’t need to wait for a certain time of year, or for an invitation to arrive from us, a coworker, or a friend. You can show you care right now. The sooner you make your commitment, the sooner your gift will help improve social conditions and bring about long-term sustainable change in our community.


Beyond monetary investment

Looking for additional ways to support social needs in your community? Remember, United Way KW & Area also mobilizes volunteers and other resources to change community conditions for the better. We encourage you to get involved in our efforts on a more personal level.

Thank You!

United Way KW & Area sincerely thanks all the individuals, companies, and organizations that come together to make this community a strong and inclusive place to live through their support.

Please visit our Leadership and Recognition pages to learn more about those who choose to make a difference through the United Way KW & Ares.

At United Way KW & Area, we appreciate all donor feedback. Please email any comments, questions, or suggestions to