Ways To give

There are many options available when it comes to giving to United Way. Review the options below to decide which one is right for you.

Donate Online

Every dollar you donate makes a difference in your community. It’s never been faster or easier to donate to the United Way. Simply complete our Online Donation Form.

Sponsor a BackPack

Operation BackPacks needs your support in providing new backpacks filled with grade appropriate supplies. To purchase one or more backpacks for just $25 each you can make your donation online, by calling the office, or by completing this form and mailing it to the address provided.

Individual Gifts Pledge Form

As another quick and easy option, you can download the Individual Gifts Pledge Form and return it by regular mail, email or in-person.

Leadership Giving Program

The Leadership Giving Program is made up of individuals who contribute $1,200 or more through the annual campaign. We invite you to join us and demonstrate your leadership. Together, we’ll empower and inspire change to ensure our community is strong and resilient – today and always.

Planned Giving and In Memorial Gifts

Legacy gifting assure you the opportunity to realize their enduring and everlasting potential.

Sponsorship Opportunities

UWOCK has many sponsorship opportunities available including event sponsorship and material sponsorship.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated assets, such as securities and real estate are very popular and may provide you with even greater tax benefits than charitable gifts made in cash. Donations of publicly listed securities to United Way are exempt from all capital gains taxation. Download the Gift of Securities Form here.

Caring Corporations

Many corporations and foundations in the CK area generously donate corporate gifts.

Donate A Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for United Way of Chatham-Kent. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to United Way of Chatham-Kent through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, United Way of Chatham-Kent will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!

Everyday Hero

United Way recognizes that each of its donors gives at the level that they can afford. Any individual or organization can be an Everyday Hero at a minimum gift of $365 – a dollar a day for United Way. This giving level was created to highlight the fact that more than 40 United Way agencies, programs and services are working year round, 24/7 to service one in three residents in Chatham-Kent.

Giving Levels

There are many options available when it comes to giving to United Way. Review the options below to decide which one is right for you.

Platinum Leaders of the Way
$10,000 to $24,999
Gold Leaders of the Way
$5,000 to $9,999
Silver Leaders of the Way
$2,500 to $4,999
Bronze Leaders of The Way
$1,200 to $2,499
Champions of United Way
$500 to $1,199
Everyday Heroes
$365 to $499
Friends of United Way
Up to $364

Success Stories

Do you know what your donation looks like? Here's just a handful of inspirational stories that will show you how your donation is helping to change lives for the better in Chatham-Kent.

Learning in the Autism Transition Classroom

The best part of being a student in the Autism Transition Classroom is all the skills our son has been able to work on. These skills are designed to help him reach his potential when he moves into a mainstream classroom in the future. Little things like classroom routines, participating in school photo day, completing...

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I Can Bike

The best part of being a student in the Autism Transition Classroom is all the skills our son has been able to work on, both academic and non-academic. One of the non-academic skills that he has learned has really benefitted our family. We often go for walks or bike rides as a family and it’s...

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Student Nutrition Story

Our student nutrition program is an amazing program for all students. Our students can recharge with a healthy refreshing snack anytime during the school day. It's a good feeling feeding these kids healthy food, hearing them excited for food they never tried before or liked. Exposure to healthy food and amongst peers is a great...

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