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Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE- On Thursday, April 9, ATB announced $250,000 in funding for United Ways across Alberta to support their work to address the emerging needs of their communities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of this total gift, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is receiving $20,000... more
Updates
TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE The United Way office will be closed to the public until further notice.All staff will be working from home during this time. Please feel free to contact us by emailing together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca, or reaching out on social media. Our community is stronger when we... more
Blog Posts
When Jayce's Kids fell behind in reading, a United Way-funded program helped them improve their sills - and their confidence "When I learned that my daughter, Nadine, was reading at a pre-K level in grade 2, it felt like a punch to the gut. I’m a single mother of four kids and had just entered... more
Blog Posts
How United Way supporter Alixandra found a way to share her love of reading with children. “When I think about how I can give back to my community, I try to think of ways I can use my skills. Literacy has been so important in my life, both personally and professionally. Spending time with books is... more
Blog Posts
Emily struggled at school, but a United Way program helped her get on track. “When I was in grade 11, I had a big falling-out with my family and ended up moving out. After I left my family home, I felt really overwhelmed by having to manage school and life. Just getting to school was a challenge on... more
Blog Posts
Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now she helps kids finish high school. “I came home from school one day and my mom was in the kitchen. I looked in the living room and noticed our couch was missing. I looked at my mom and said, ‘What happened to the sofa?’ She said, ‘You... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE- On Monday, December 9, United Way gathered at CASA with members of the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Council and the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network – partners in organizing the art & media contest, now in its second year. The contest winners were officially announced,... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-United Way’s Coats for Kids & Families collection has wrapped up for another year, and with 245 coats and 223 other winter accessories donated, the organizers say it was a success. “The goal this year was to increase the number of coats collected,” said program coordinator Connolly... more
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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