Give a gift of #LocalLove this holiday season, with a gift that will change lives right here at home!

Struggling with what to buy the person who has everything?  Give the gift of #LocalLove! Something special that stays local, and supports the less fortunate – here, in our own community. Your gift could support vulnerable youth, provide food for the holidays or welcome new community members this holiday season.

#LocalLove Holiday Gift Guide

With your gift, you will also receive an e-card that you can print and give to someone special in time for the holidays.  To ensure the delivery of your card before Christmas,  please make your gift before December 19 at 4 p.m.

Thank you for your support.  Together, we can change lives.

Full Tummies

Give a full grocery basket brimming with nutritious food essentials from the food pantry to someone in need this holiday season.

Support Lonely Seniors

Give seniors the special gift of connection and wellness this holiday season with a monthly outing including transportation, entertainment and a chance to share a hot meal with friends.

Help an individual find employment

Help someone get a head start on a great New Year and a new life! Your gift will help with specialized job-ready training that gives real life skills and confidence, helping them get a job and build their independence.

Welcome a Newcomer to Canada

Welcome a newcomer with some Local Love as they adjust to their new life here in Guelph. Your gift will support special services and programs that help immigrant families integrate and become active in the community—and feel at home.

Send a Kid to Camp

Holiday wishes do come true! Give a whole week of inclusive, awesome adventures and life-long memories to a child from a family that couldn’t otherwise afford camp.

Donation of #LocalLove
$Any Amount

We are also happy to take your donation of #LocalLove and direct it towards the greatest need in our community.  If you would like to gift a general donation in any amount, please click here.

Keep the Doors Open to the Supported Recovery Room

Help us keep the doors open to the Supported Recovery Room.  Your gift will support those suffering from mental health and addictions crises, by providing items that are essential to maintaining comfort and privacy, as well as help to provide counselling, health teaching and support so that vulnerable members of our community are able to receive the care and services they need to recover.

Show your commitment to #LocalLove this Holiday season by sharing how you are impacting your local community online!  Use the #LocalLove and show others how you are making a difference!

Your generous gift will be used to create the greatest possible impact in the community. Each gift in our guide directly relates to a United Way community investment. All donations made through the catalogue support programs in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin and are invested where they’re needed most.