Funding Priorities

Poverty is a far-reaching, complex issue. It is also a lasting one. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult to overcome and can often 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 be 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

Blog Posts
  Over 250 teddy bears donated to United Way will be given to children and families over the holiday season! The bears were purchased by individuals and generously re-donated to help ensure that everyone in our communities receives a gift of love and warm wishes. They will be distributed to a... more
Press Releases
  RBC branches in Lethbridge and area are gearing up to begin their annual employee giving program and it began Wednesday with breakfast for RBC staff and a significant donation to United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta. On Wednesday, November 16, Trudy Carrels, United Way’s executive... more
We've entered our latest marketing piece in a design contest sponsored by Adobe and TechSoup! Vote for our design once every 24 hours and help us win $2,000 that will help support programs for people and families in Lethbridge & South Western Alberta! Vote Here!
The numbers are in and United Way is excited to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Golf Classic in Memory of John Wichers raised over $50,000 for community re-investment! United Way’s Community Fund is the source of grants to many local human service organizations to help run program for people... more
Press Releases
Normally, you wouldn’t think of the United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta as a matchmaker, but between October 12 and the end of December the organization is looking to match charities that need some volunteer help and people who want to help. As part of their on-going “Days of Caring... more
Press Releases
For the second year in a row, United Way’s nominee for the Inspiring Philanthropy Awards has been selected as an honouree. This year, United Way elected to nominate a family which has, for many years, supported the community in a variety of ways:  the Wichers Family, well-known business owners and... more