Your Donation Builds a Better Future
Many kids and youth face challenges because of bullying, mental health issues, poverty, or the lack of healthy adult role models. By investing in young people and connecting them to opportunities for success, we're building a better future on
Your donations are helping 17738 kids this year
How We Help
We fund programs through numerous agencies which help children across Vancouver Island. See our full list of Community Partners.
United Way has brought bc211 to central and northern Vancouver Island. bc211 is a confidential telephone, texting, and online bc211.ca referral service providing free information for people in need. Highly-trained specialists link callers to services such as mental health supports, shelter and housing, legal aid, addictions treatment, newcomer services, food banks and more. The program operates in over 160 languages! You can call or text 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Meet Nadine & Chase
Nadine was three grades behind in her reading level. Her brother Chase, with ADHD, was also falling behind. Thanks to donors like you, a United Way-funded program changed everything.
“The positive effects of literacy camp last much longer than the time the kids attended the program; the future of my entire family has been positively impacted,” says their mother. Read their story here.