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You can show your local love for our community by supporting United Way’s neighbourhood-strengthening work across the GTA. (Photo courtesy of United Way)

York Cares United Way campaign extended to Dec. 8

The 2023 York Cares United Way Campaign has been extended Dec. 8.

Staff and faculty have raised an impressive amount for the campaign – more than $63,000. However, more help is needed to reach the fundraising goal of $150,000 to support the United Way Greater Toronto in funding local organizations that make a difference in the lives of friends, families, neighbours, students and colleagues. York University is a community of changemakers committed to creating a positive change for its students, communities and the world. Everyone is encouraged to participate and make every dollar count.

A personalized link to the pledge form will be sent Dec. 4, and again in a final email Dec. 8. The last day to donate by payroll is Dec. 8, but credit card donations can be made towards the campaign until Dec. 31.

Your donation will:

  • meet the basic needs of everyone in the local community, through mental health supports, food security initiatives, employment programs and housing assistance;
  • ensure the creation of economic opportunities in neighbourhoods hit hard by the pandemic and will help advocate for emergency paid leave and affordable housing; and
  • invest in the infrastructure of agencies serving the communities most impacted by bias and discrimination, specifically Indigenous- and Black-led organizations to change the systems that divide the community.

York University is committed to creating positive change for its students and communities, and this campaign highlights what York stands for.

York University has partnerships with many United Way-funded agencies, where some of York’s students have completed internships, placements and have accepted employment. These agencies include:

  • 360 Kids
  • Abrigo Centre
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch
  • Community Living York South
  • Rexdale Women’s Centre
  • Strides Toronto
  • The Neighbourhood Group
  • Tropicana Community Services
  • United Way Greater Toronto
  • West Neighbourhood House
  • WoodGreen Community Services
  • Working Women Community Centre
  • Yorktown Family Services

The York University community flips out for pancakes.

As the largest supporter of social services in Toronto, the United Way Greater Toronto is dedicated to creating opportunities that people need to improve their lives and build a better future.

Every year, the York University community engages in the York Cares United Way Campaign to raise much-needed funding for the United Way Greater Toronto. This year’s goal is to raise $150,000.

York University administrators, faculty, deans and the York Cares United Way Campaign team donned smiles, aprons and chef’s hats and had a flipping good time on Tuesday Nov. 21 2023 as they prepared stacks of pancakes to celebrate the York Cares United Way Campaign.

For just $2, students and staff converged at the Central Square Cafeteria and enjoyed piping hot pancakes, berry compote, syrup, whipped cream, coffee and tea, all in support of the United Way Greater Toronto. This year’s pancake breakfast was a huge success raising a final total of $565 and serving more than 280 guests.

This event was graciously supported by YU Eats.

This is what your local love looks like

Wonder what your donation to United Way looks like? These are the stories of people who faced barriers and overcame them, thanks to donors like you.

Paul's Story

Hear from Paul Taylor—Executive Director of FoodShare and someone who faced food insecurity as a child about how United Way and our network of agencies are tackling the issue head-on

Michele & Bridget’s story

Michele benefitted from United Way-supported programs while experiencing homelessness. Now she and Bridget both give back by volunteering in their community.

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