Successful Kids

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
Vancouver Island.

Your donations are helping 17738 kids this year

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How We Help

We fund programs through numerous agencies which help children across Vancouver Island.

We assist in funding and conducting research on the most pressing issues affecting children in communities across Vancouver Island. These reports are used to inform United Way grants and other community service providers. Read the latest State of the Child reports for Nanaimo and Campbell River.

United Way has brought bc211 to central and northern Vancouver Island. bc211 is a confidential telephone, texting, and online 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.


Help Someone
Like Nadine & Chase

Your support makes all the difference.

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