United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes launches new campaign, online resources.

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is launching a new campaign to support vital community services during a critical time. This launch aligns with United Way Canada’s national campaign titled “Local Love in a Global Crisis.”

Donations made through United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes’ web portal can be designated to specific needs such as: food security, emergency funds for agencies and future community needs.


United Way acknowledges that not everyone is in a position to give financial support to organizations at this time, and explains that there are other ways to share the spirit of Local Love and help our community heal. “Over the course of the next weeks and months, it will be important for each of us to continue or to start checking in with one another and more vulnerable people,” says Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of UWCKL.  “You have insight into your rural communities and can help United Way CKL and partners, identify gaps in services and emerging needs. Share your concerns. Lend a hand of support by helping share our social media and by doing acts of kindness.”


Education has always been a priority at Edwin Binney’s Community Garden, and while students are not currently able to visit us with their class, we have shared all of our educational materials online for free! Many of these projects can be completed at home. From making mud pies and learning about soil, to photographing systems in the environment, the learning opportunities are endless! Resources can be found at https://ckl-unitedway.ca/classroom-resources/