United Way Brandon & District
Imagine having 33 opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. Imagine having a chance to offer help to someone in 33 different ways. This is our goal at United Way of Brandon & District. We partner with 25 Agencies throughout our community which run 31 different programs to help individuals in need. In addition to the programs from our partner agencies we offer the Tools for School and Coats for Kids programs along with many other initiatives throughout the year.
Your support for United Way of Brandon & District, whether it be big or small, makes a difference and creates opportunities. You could be creating change in someone’s life without even realizing it. Thanks to your volunteer hours, donations, gifts in kind, and countless other efforts we are able to offer a hand up not a hand out to the members of our community.
It is our promise to you that 100% of your donor dollars are put right back to work in our community to help combat the root causes of the issues we face and to create a powerful lasting change for all of us. With a Provincial Operating Grant and Special Events Revenue covering all of our wages and administration costs, we guarantee that every single dollar donated is impacting someone’s life around us. Your donation can provide food and shelter, offer a safe place for kids to play before and after school, and provide individuals with disabilities the resources and support they need.
Together we are giving those in need a shot at a better life through the tireless efforts of our Partner Agencies, businesses in our community, government sectors, and individuals. We are all working together on achieving the United Way’s mission of:
Building Strong Communities | Moving People from Poverty to Possibility | Helping Kids Be All They Can Be
When we all work together we can inspire change. We have witnessed the true impact that your dollars have had in our community. We know that individuals can rise from difficult situations when given the chance. Thanks to the support of local businesses, individuals, the government sectors, and our Partner Agencies these chances are provided every year.
We sincerely thank each and every person who supports the United Way of Brandon & District!
Our Vision & Mission
“To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.”
At United Way of Brandon & District, our vision is to build community, change lives and work together to make a difference. This vision is not just a tagline but a mandate within which we operate — it is a demonstration of our commitment to helping those in need within our community.
In order to achieve this we aspire to:
Energize and inspire people to make a difference;
Provide meaningful opportunities for individuals to realize their potential by demonstrating volunteer leadership in service to community;
Reflect the diversity of the communities we serve;
Craft human care agendas within and across our communities;
Increase investments by expanding and diversifying our own resource development and fundraising efforts and supporting those of others;
Ensure that these investments have recognizable impact.
Our Core Values
Demonstrate trust, integrity, respect, inclusivity and transparency
Energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
Provide non-partisan leadership
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have certain rights.
For a full listing of Donor Rights: Donor Bill of Rights