Funding Priorities

Poverty is a far-reaching, complex issue, and a lasting one. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult to overcome and can affect future generations. United Way is committed to ensuring access to immediate support for families and individuals.

The focus of healthy people, strong communities is to engage and mobilize residents to take collective action to improve access to, and increase the availability of resources needed to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods.

Children and youth are the future of our communities. To become successful, independent adults, children and youth need a good start in life, access to early literacy and development programs, positive school experiences during the middle years and to graduate from high school.

News, Blog, Press Releases & Updates

Press Releases
Pictured L to R: Terry Huisman (Business Manager, Lethbridge Hurricanes), Vance Malchow, Darren Malchow (friends of United Way), Janelle Marietta-Vasquez (Director of Development & Operations, United Way)   Lethbridge Hurricanes fans may only spend a few dollars on a raffle ticket at each home... more
Press Releases
United Way is once again inviting human service organizations in Lethbridge and South Western Alberta to apply for funding to support programs for people and families in the 2018-2019 year. Proposed programs will align with United Ways vision of alleviating poverty; building healthy, inclusive... more
Press Releases
  For the second year in a row, the United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is counting down the minutes until 11:59pm on December 31 – the last possible minute to make a donation eligible for a 2017 tax receipt. With a goal of $50,000, United Way’s Last Minute Lethbridge campaign runs... more
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Event Date:  Monday, October 30, 2017   |   7:00pm Event Location:  Theatre Gallery - Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch [Lethbridge]  Together with the Lethbridge Public Library and the City of Lethbridge Social Housing In Action group, United Way will host a screening of US AND THEM, a... more
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Event Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Event Location: Lethbridge City Hall United Way is preparing to raise the flag and light the lights at Lethbridge City Hall on Thursday, September 28 at 10:00am to kick off the 76th Annual Fundraising Campaign. The organization is inviting donors, volunteers... more
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Despite the heat wave southern Alberta has been experiencing, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is turning its attention to what the winter months will bring. The 2017 Coats for Kids & Families collection will launch on Monday, September 18 and run until Friday, October 20.... more

Upcoming Events

Please Join us to welcome new Partner Agencies for the 2018-2019 Funding Year and our Annual General Meeting. Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018Time: 9:00-11:00amPlace: Culver City Room - Lethbridge City Hall (910 - 4 Ave. S.) Donor Members (including individuals, businesses and corporations) which have... more
  Over the past three years, the Golf Classic in Memory of John Wichers has raised over $100,000 in support of United Way’s Community Fund and local programs for people and families. Thank you for being part of the tournament that has the power to change lives! This year, we pass the torch to... more
On October 19, 2018, we want Lethbridge to be louder, better and REDDER than ever before!   What Is It? Paint the Town Red is an opportunity for local business owners and restauranteurs to work together to build a better community, one act of local love at a time. It's a day to shop local, eat... more