“A couple who accessed the community food bank was facing eviction from their home. They also welcomed their first child during the pandemic, which put extra stress on the family. They were very worried about providing for their new baby, especially having to purchase formula, which is very expensive. Through the food bank and our used clothing store, the parents were able to get baby clothes, diapers, wipes and formula to ensure the baby’s needs were met. This allowed the parents to save money for first and last month’s rent for an apartment they were able to secure. No family should ever have to choose between paying rent and buying food for their children. Thanks to your support of United Way GWD, this family and many others like them will not have to.“
For many people across our community, poverty is a daily struggle. Often, the ongoing challenges to meet even the most basic necessities of life means making impossible trade-offs—like buying food or paying rent. Your support is an integral part of the bigger goal of bringing people from poverty to possibility. Thank you for helping to ensure every member of our community has the resources they need to thrive!
We have a shared responsibility for social good. Together, we can support people experiencing #homelessness and #housinginsecurity to find homes, get connected to resources and thrive.
Consider donating to UW GWD today: https://unitedwayguelph.com/donate
A wonderful Spring Fling event for Women United of @unitedwaygwd. We are energized and engaged as a powerful collective of women to make change in this awesome community. Thank you all for being with us tonight. @ChalmersCentre @unitedwaygwd @beingindu18 @glennask @woosignimom
The Community Resilence Coalition videos remind us that our interactions with children matter (sometimes more than we realize in the moment). Build connections where you can. @GuelphCHC @unitedwaygwd @GuelphCF @cityofguelph @GW_OHT https://twitter.com/resiliencegw/status/1526210494431911936
Because of you, this mom was able to find a home for her and her girls. United Way GWD is committed to working together with community partners to ensure everyone has a home and the supports they need to thrive. #HousingFirst #UnitedWay #SharedGood