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
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
  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
Press Releases
  On Wednesday, June 7 at the Galt Museum & Archives, United Way will celebrate the launch of its new Leadership Giving program, Leader of the Way, and officially welcome the first leaders. “The Leaders we’re recognizing have the power to inspire and challenge others to stand with them and take... more
On April 27, 2017, United Way's Stephanie Wierl was pleased to accept a Community Matching Grant from North Lethbridge WalMart store manager, Dallas. The $1,000 grant will support local programs for people and families which focus on alleviation of poverty, building healthy communities and helping... more

Upcoming Events

United Way and the Lethbridge Bulls Baseball Club are teaming up for a home run to support the community. July 3, 2017 is United Way Game Day at Spitz Stadium! In addition to welcoming 300 guests to the July 3 game, United Way will also be hosting a raffle for a Chicago Cubs jersey donated by... more
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