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

Press Releases
Working together was the theme on Thursday, August 10 at Lethbridge City Hall. “Not all of us have the same strengths. Not all of us have the same weaknesses. But together, we can be powerful,” said United Way executive director Trudy Carrels to representatives of the 19 organizations welcomed as... more
Press Releases
Event Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017   |   10-11am Event Location: Culver City Room, Lethbridge City Hall   United Way’s 75th year is coming to a close and there is a level of excitement and accomplishment as the organization prepares to announce new Funded Partner Agencies for the 2017-2018 year... more
Updates
  Many thanks to Darryl Moore, Kellie Sawler and the team at FloorRight Interiors for another successful Golf Tournament in support of United Way's Community Fund! On Wednesday, June 28, we hit the course at Land-o-Lakes in Coaldale, Alberta and raised $4,290 to support local programs for poverty... more
Press Releases
Pictured: Brian Wichers (owner/operator,Lethbridge Caterers Ltd.) Chad Zentner (funeral director, Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.), Maureen Burke (United Way Board Chair), Trudy Carrels (United Way Executive Director) Kristie Kruger (owner and realtor, My Life Realty), Judy Schrempf (president, ... more
Updates
  After more than 32 years of dedicated service to the community, United Way is pleased to congratulate Joyce Crittenden of the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen on her retirement at the end of June!   From the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen Board of Directors: Joyce Crittenden, Executive Director of the Lethbridge... more
Press Releases
Pictured: Lethbridge Hurricanes Marketing & Game Day Coordinator Kathy Hong (left) presents United Way Executive Director Trudy Carrels with a cheque for $30,741.90, the total fundraised for United Way’s Community Fund over the course of the 2016-2017 Hurricanes season.   Following a season... more

Upcoming Events

10
Aug
2017
Join us on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10-11am in the Culver City Room at Lethbridge City Hall to welcome our Funded Agency Partners for 2017-2018. Please RSVP by August 8, 2017   Loading...
22
Aug
2017
In Memory of John Wichers Registration for the 2017 tournament is now open. DOWNLOAD FORMS Over the past three years, the Golf Classic in Memory of John Wichers has raised over $100,000 in support of United Way’s Community Fund and local programs for people and families. Thank you for being part of... more