Thousands will benefit from your support

When you give to Brant United Way, your donation is invested locally to address identified priority areas. Approximately 45,000 citizens or 1 in 3 will be helped by our 18 Member Agencies who deliver quality services and programs for citizens in our community. For many of these Agencies, the support from United Way is integral to their operation. Without it, many wouldn't be able to operate.

Latest News

The GIANT has a new home!

Posted: April 9, 2014 in Press Releases

Brant United Way Warehouse Sale Secures NEW location

Mark your calendars because the GIANT is back! Once again, bargain shoppers will be able to take advantage of hugely discounted prices on cleaning products, clothing, confectionaries and more at the 12th Annual Brant United Way GIANT Warehouse Sale. The event takes place at its new location – 50 Craig Street – on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local companies kindly donate all product sold at the event, and all proceeds support the Brant United Way and its Member Agencies.

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New programs supported, thanks to you!

Posted: April 9, 2014 in News

Brant United Way announces new investments

Thank you to our generous donors who annually support the Brant United Way and the social service programs we support and that make our community stronger!

This year we were able to maintain our funding commitments to our 18 Member Agencies who are in a three-year funding cycle. In addition, funding was made available to other groups in the community with the Community Impact Grants, one-time funds that are only guaranteed for one year. In the Community Impact steam, 20 grants were made to local programs, totaling $141,000 invested. These decisions were difficult, as requests received totalled $427,000.

Brant United Way's mission is to increase the level of assistance to a broader number of recipients, to satisfy growing community needs. The Community Impact Grants are a great way for us to be able to do this.

Thank you for your support. This wouldn't be possible without you, our donors. Together, we are making a difference in our community. We are investing in programs that are helping our citizens in their time of need, but also funding preventative programs, to make sure we help kids and families thrive. Thank you for being a part of this.

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Brant United Way succeeds once again for the benefit of the community!

Posted: December 20, 2013 in Press Releases

Thanks to the hard work of over 200 volunteers and the incredible generosity of individual and corporate donors, the Brant United Way announced another successful achievement. The campaign brought in a total of $1,651,187, just $187 dollars over the campaign goal.

"We are thankful to our many loyal supporters and new ones who supported the campaign. This one was hard fought, but thanks to everyone pulling together we made it. ," Said Mary Palka, Campaign Director for Brant United Way. "I am very proud of our team and this community for what they have accomplished together. 7 years in a row is an incredible feat!"

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GenNext & Brant United Way

Posted: October 30, 2013 in GenNext

GenNext is working with Brant United Way and its community partners to get people in their 20s and 30s engaged in our community through volunteering, giving and action. We want to generate awareness and knowledge about social issues in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River and link young adults in our community to the issues important to them.

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Hockey Night in Brantford Raises $100,000 Brant United Way!

Posted: August 15, 2013 in News

Whether it was fan turnout, the amount of money raised for Brant United Way, or the stars past and present who laced up for the game, Hockey Night in Brantford II exceeded last year's debut edition.

Thanks to a successful first year in 2012, which created a major leap in corporate and individual sponsors and an inspired United Way organizing team, this year's edition raised $100,000.

That's a major leap from $70,000 raised last year.

"Year two has been a lot of fun," Phil McColeman, Brant MP and the inspiration for Hockey Night in Brantford.

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Paul Oddi wins the Chair's Award of Distinction at the 2013 United Way Centraide Canada National Conference

Posted: June 5, 2013 in News

At the 2013 United Way Centraide Canada National Conference (May 29-31,2013), the exemplary efforts of United Way Centraide staff and volunteers across Canada were recognized through the presentation of National Recognition Awards.

The Chair's Award of Distinction is awarded to volunteers who have demonstrated sustained dedication to the Movement and values such as: leadership, volunteerism, inclusivity, community engagement, commitment and respect, the 2013 Chair's Award of Distinction was presented to four recipients, including Paul Oddi, Board President, Brant United Way.

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