Ways to give2019-12-18T09:39:43-05:00


A Message from the 2019-2020 Campaign Chairperson Inspector Tim Tatchell, Detachment Commander of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police

Since relocating to the Kawartha Lakes in 2007 I have experienced an extremely caring and engaged community. In both my professional and personal life I have witnessed individuals and community agencies quickly respond to provide support to others in need. This was one of the reasons I was happy to volunteer my time as the 2019-2020 Campaign Chair for the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Local United Way staff work tirelessly with partner agencies to identify opportunities to invest in community projects that target three pillars: From Poverty to Possibility, All that Kids Can be, and Healthy People, Strong Communities. Innovative projects, such as the Edwin Binney Community Garden, will assist in providing food security and hands on learning opportunities for individuals of all ages. Programs such as this, that are only made possible by the immense support of Crayola Canada, Fleming College and numerous other volunteers and partners, demonstrates the strong work being done to improve the lives of those in the community.

Since 1986 over 8 million dollars has been invested into local programs provided through the United Way and agency partners. In 2018 alone 59, 962 people were impacted by these services locally. 90 percent of Canadians access United Way funded programs in their communities, often without even realising that these programs are funded by the United Way.

Without the generous support of our donors, the ability to support local projects to improve the well-being of community members would not be possible. With the introduction last year of the Local Love Campaign, the United Way hopes to inspire communities to give where they live. All funds raised within the Kawartha Lakes stay within the Kawartha Lakes and all funds raised in Haliburton County support programs in Haliburton County.

We currently have 101 workplaces that support the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes through annual workplace campaigns. We want to thank them and the numerous other donors for their support and encourage others to join this year’s campaign.

Are you interested in getting involved? Contact our Community Investment Coordinator.

Workplace Campaigns

Running a workplace campaign has several benefits. It is a great way to team up and make long-lasting impact for our families, neighbours and co-workers.

Email our Community Investment Coordinator for details and help to run a successful campaign. We are pleased to bring tools to you, provide guest speakers and share ideas.

Benefits of Payroll Deduction2019-09-23T15:43:36-04:00
  • Your donation appears on your T4 slip, so you don’t have to keep track of a receipt, or multiple receipts if you consolidate your giving through payroll deduction
  • Helps the United Way CKL to keep their administration costs low
  • Allows donors to spread their gift over the entire year
  • Many people find they are able to increase their annual gift by setting a small amount aside each pay period or month
  • Donors working outside CKL may designate back to this community
  • Gives donors the option of making a lump sum donation or regular contributions
  • You can change the amount of your donation at any time by contacting your payroll office

For a sheet on the benefits of workplace donations, click here to download.

For the donation form, click here: UWCKL_ Workplace Campaign Fillable Donation Form

Thank you to the following Workplaces that have contributed to the United Way through payroll deduction:

What difference can my money make?2019-01-17T12:02:18-05:00
  • $1 per week can provide a person in crisis with 2 hours of intervention – this can mean helping give an individual direction, listening to them in their time of need, or providing counselling through the John Howard Society.
  • $1 per week helps to cover the cost of providing regular oral checkups for a local youth at the Community Care Community Dental Clinic.
  • $2 dollars per week provides worker consultations to assist families with support needed to navigate the Education System through Community Living Trent Highlands.
  • $5 per week would assist an individual to ensure they had funds for food for the entire month through the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  • $8 per week brings our toys, equipment, fun activities and staff to the doors of children living at a social housing complex in Lindsay, to provide early learning opportunities for them and parent support for their caregivers, through EarlyON.
  • $10 per week will provide an In-School Mentor to a child in one of the local elementary schools. This mentor will visit the child once a week throughout the school year and provide various activities outside of the classroom setting, such as baking, sports, arts and crafts, reading or just talking about life. Children will experience an improved self-esteem and confidence from these friendships and have a better outlook on their education, through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • $35 per week assists in the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator, through St. John Ambulance.
Thank you to the Following Workplaces That Have Contributed2019-01-17T14:01:18-05:00

Thank you to the following Workplaces that have contributed to the United Way through payroll deduction:

  • Fleming College
  • PVNCCDSB Board
  • St. John Paul II
  • St. Dominic Elementary
  • St. Lukes Elementary
  • St. Mary’s Elementary
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Sec
  • Alexandra PS
  • Bobcaygeon PS
  • Dr. George Hall PS
  • Dunsford District Elementary
  • Fenelon Fall Secondary
  • Grandview PS
  • I.E. Weldon Secondary
  • Jack Callaghan PS
  • King Albert PS
  • Lady Eaton Elementary
  • Lady Mackenzie PS
  • Lindsay Adult Ed
  • LCVI
  • Mariposa Elementary
  • Parkview PS
  • Ridgewood PS
  • TLDSB Board
  • Woodville Public School
  • Boyer Chevrolet