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

Press Releases
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
Press Releases
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
Press Releases
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
Updates
This Years Tournament Co-Chairs are: Brian Wichers, James Bartsch and Chad Zentner Thank You To Our Sponsors: Title Sponsor: Servus Credit Union Cart Sponsor: Silver Ridge Construction Ltd. Lunch Sponsor: Prime Catering Beverage Cart Sponsor: Lethbridge Firefighters Charities Association Tee Gift... more
Updates
Following the departure of Trudy Carrels, United Way’s board of directors has chosen one of its own to act as interim executive director to ensure the momentum from the previous year continues. Rachel Foster is a Certified Management Consultant and Certified Executive Coach, and for the past decade... more
Press Releases
Toasty Toes Sock Drive aims to collect 25,000 pairs of socks in partnership with United Way and Wood’s Homes Edmonton, AB - Throughout the month of September, Alberta’s chiropractors will once again partner with United Way and Wood’s Homes to keep the feet of vulnerable Albertans warm during winter... more

Upcoming Events

21
Nov
2017
Can you complete the #yqlChallenge? Put yourself in someone else's shoes and discover what life can be like for approximately 12% of people in Lethbridge living with low incomes. In the #yqlChallenge Poverty Simulation, you'll take on a new identity, and interact volunteers acting out the roles of... more
6
Jan
2018
Dodge the ball, not the FUN! What: A dodgeball tournament for all the marbles! When: Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10:00am Where: Lethbridge College - Val Matteotti Gymnasium How Much: Corporate & Community teams of 10 - $400   |   Student team of 10 - $200 Why: Bragging rights; prizes for... more