Funding Priorities

Poverty is a far-reaching, complex issue. It is also a lasting one. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult to overcome and can often affect future generations. United Way is committed to ensuring access to immediate support for families and individuals.

The focus of healthy people, strong communities is to engage and mobilize residents to take collective action to improve access to and increase the availability of resources needed to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods.

Children and youth are the future of our communities. To be successful, independent adults, children and youth need a good start in life, access to early literacy and development programs, positive school experiences during the middle years and to graduate from high school.

News, Blog, Press Releases & Updates

News Articles
As published Feb. 24 J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD   Some local hockey players were serving up meals for a good cause in a way that gives all new meaning to the term “saucer pass.” On Monday night, members of the Lethbridge Hurricanes took part in the annual Tip a Cane fundraiser at Mr. Mike’s... more
Press Releases
Jeff McLarty, Executive Director for United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta for the past four years has announced that he will be leaving the organization to pursue a new business venture as owner and operator of the Beaver Mines General Store. He will complete his time with United... more
News Articles
Location: Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual – 2375 Mayor Magrath Drive S. Lethbridge Event Date: Monday, February 22, 2016 5:00pm – 7:00pm On Monday, February 22 from 5-7pm, all your favourite players from the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team will be serving up drinks, appies and dinner at Mr. Mike’s... more
**UPDATE** Donations just kept arriving following the collection wrap-up date, leading to a total of 480 coats collected altogether! United Way appreciates the generosity of the community and thanks all donors for helping to keep the community warm this winter! Community members donated nearly 450... more
News Articles
“Who doesn’t want to be one of 1,000 people playing dodgeball against 1,000 other people at the same time?” asked United Way executive director Jeff McLarty. “Nobody, that’s who.” That’s just one of the reasons United Way has embarked on a mission to organize the biggest single game of dodgeball... more
News Articles
‘Inspiring Philanthropy Award’ nominees announced J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald A number of businesses in the Lethbridge area and a family from Vauxhall have been recognized for their work with non-profit organizations. The Association of Fundraising Professionals... more

Upcoming Events

In Memory of John Wichers Registration for the 2016 tournament is now open. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Golf Classic in Memory of John Wichers and also United Way's 75th year of service to Lethbridge & South Western Alberta. It's a big year and we are excited about all the... more