Amazing things can happen when we unite in local love

The #LoveLove Letter, United Way Elgin Middlesex

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Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO United Way Elgin Middlesex

Can you believe it’s the end of September already? Me either. And what a month it has been: the kids went back to school, we had a federal election, and here at United Way, we launched our annual fundraising campaign which is so critically important for our region.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned these past 18 months, it’s that our community can do amazing things when we unite in local love.

Throughout the first year of the pandemic, your donations helped United Way agency partners scale up and deliver programs safely. Your support helped us advocate to address systemic inequality and start planning for a fair and equitable recovery. Your commitment helped us sustain a vital social safety net that thousands of local people—our friends, neighbours and family—depend on every year.

Looking ahead, hope is on the horizon, and United Way is still working hard to ensure a future even brighter than before the pandemic started. But to make it happen we need our entire community, including you, to unite in local love.

This year we’re mobilizing the community to fight deepening poverty and issues like inequity, mental illness and intimate partner violence—issues that were already unignorable before the pandemic hit.

We have an opportunity now to make sure no one is left behind. Join the recovery and, together, we can build that brighter future: a community where everyone matters.

Thank you for improving lives locally,


P.S. Do you need help for you or a loved one? Call 211 anytime 24/7 to get connected to supports close to home.

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What a year! Let’s do it again – Our community is known for its caring and compassion, and last year was no exception. Learn what happened when we united in local love across Elgin Middlesex, and why we need to do it again this year.

In the News –– We have some pretty incredible volunteers at United Way. Meet Penny Wise and Michelle Foote, our 2021 Campaign Chair and our 2021 Agency Partnerships and Investments Committee Chair.