More than 200,000 people helped during United Way’s annual campaign in Hamilton, Halton


Published June 26, 2024 at 12:27 pm

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The United Way Halton & Hamilton raised $12.5 million last year and helped more than 220,000 people and families in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

The 2023-2024 Impact Report highlighted the positive impact of the community’s support to the annual campaign.

“I would like to thank our community for a historic year, standing with us to help bring people and resources together to build strong, healthy, and safe communities for all,” said Brad Park, the organization’s president and CEO. “When we’re United in ACTION, we’re helping ensure a better path forward for our community.”

The theme United in ACTION encapsulates United Way’s collective commitment to making a difference through tangible actions and dedicated efforts, said a spokesperson.

The report reflects the the community’s unwavering dedication, achieving a historic milestone by raising $12.5 million — the largest amount ever raised for the critical programs and initiatives.

It also highlights the important work being done to address critical issues and improve lives in local communities, showcasing the tangible impact of contributions through compelling data and personal stories of those with lived and living experience.

Some of the results include:

  • 220,568 individuals and families supported
  • 117 programs delivered to the community through 61 agency partners
  • 92,198 children and youth accessed basic needs and empowerment programs
  • 48,747 seniors improved their wellness and sense of belonging
  • 45,598 women overcame systemic barriers to inclusion and prosperity
  • $969,128 in-kind donations were distributed to community agencies
  • 1,763 volunteers mobilized to support initiatives and drive community impact

“We’re committed to working tirelessly to help alleviate the waitlists of our agencies, reduce the complexity of the issues impacting our neighbours, and work towards lowering the demand for social services,” said Park.

“When we rally together, we create actionable change that helps our neighbours in a critical time of need.”

You can read the full report here.

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