Giving Tuesday With United Way

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Giving Tuesday is a global event that occurs after Black Friday and Cyber Monday every year. It is a movement that is dedicated to giving back and today we encourage you to give back to YOUR community.  

Through Local Love, your donation goes to building a brighter future in your community. We work with agencies from the Malahat to Port Hardy to ensure that any community, big or small has what they need to thrive. 

How United Way Responded  

Since the beginning of the global health crisis COVID-19, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) has been hard at work to ensure members in your community are safe and have the resources they need.  

UWCNVI has supported over 107 organizations and 151 programs that address food insecurity, homelessness, mental health, social inclusion, and COVID-19 emergency response.  

When the COVID-19 pandemic first affected our communities the demand for resources such as food and water became United Way’s priority. 

Philippe Lavoie is the food manager of a United Way-supported organization and he saw the need for food and water in Nanaimo increased by 50% in a course of 10 days.  

“The United Way was there literally in the hours, in the beginning, and they came through with this pallet of water,” said Lavoie 

To read more about this story visit  United Way Supports Local Food Program in a Time of Crisis

During these times of uncertainty, United Way is proud to be a strong resource within the community.  

In seven months, through our agencies, we have helped over 41,383 community members. This would not be possible without the help of our generous donors and the Government of Canada. 

However, there are still individuals and families that need our help. This Giving Tuesday we encourage you to think about your neighbor and give back to your community.  

Your donation can make a world of a difference!  

Ways to give back today  

  • Donate at and your donation goes towards building your community  

  • Volunteer at your local organizations with COVID-19 safety measures in place  

  • Encourage your family and friends to join the movement 

  • Donate food or clothing to your local shelter.  

  • Follow us at and on social media @uwcnvi 


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