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United Way agencies helped AJ when he left home as a teen. Now, he’s reconnected with his family, thinking about school, and helping other young people. “I should have been successful, but I wasn’t. When I was nine or 10, I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). That led to other... more
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Ken was a single dad experiencing tough times, but United Way agencies helped him get back on his feet—and now he pays it forward                                                        “I grew up in Canada and was able to take advantage of the opportunity that provided me. I went to school, got a... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-Following September’s Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge, three local organizations are aiming to keep the discussion going through creative expression. The second annual #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation art and media contest offers local artists of all ages a chance to win one of three... more
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LETHBRIDGE-Are you ready to get cold for a cause? Join the U of L Management Students' Society for a polar plunge that helps make local issues like social isolation and education inequality #UNIGNORABLE! Monday, October 7, 2019  |  11:00am-3:00pm Dignitaries Foot-Dip at NoonU of L Campus (bus loop... more
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When Nuhaa’s family first moved to Canada, it was a difficult adjustment. But a United Way-funded program made it easier.                                                   “I was born in Syria, but when I was four, my family had to leave because it was too dangerous there. So we went to Jordan. I... more
Press Releases
Event Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019   |   5:00pm Event Location:   Lethbridge City Hall (910 – 4 Ave. S.  Lethbridge)   LETHBRIDGE - Traditionally, a do-gooder is a well-meaning person with unrealistic ideas of philanthropy, but United Way is looking to take back the word, and turn being a do-... more
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How volunteering helped Samantha gain confidence - and change her community in large and small ways.                                                                                  “When I first came to Canada, I was super shy. I could not leave the house at all. My English wasn’t very good, and... more
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Terry Huisman, Business Manager for the Lethbridge Hurricanes (left) presents a cheque in the amount of $26,000+ to, Janelle Marietta-Vasquez, Director Operations for United Way, and United Way raffle volunteers  Harley No-Runner and Terry Eaglespeaker. Photo by Erica Perreaux (@perreauxphoto)... more
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LETHBRIDGE-United Way is once again inviting registered Canadian charities in Lethbridge and South Western Alberta to apply for funding to support programs for people and families in the 2019-2020 year. Proposed programs will align with United Way’s visions of alleviating poverty; building healthy... more