The United Way annual campaign is the largest community fundraising effort, helping thousands of people through collective action, raising funds that will then be invested in local programs. over 60% of funds raised are through workplace campaigns. United Way volunteers, staff and sponsored employees can provide tools and resources to support volunteer-led fundraising campaigns in the workplace. Please contact us for more information.
Every dollar you donate makes a difference in your community. It’s never been faster or easier to donate to the United Way. Simply click here to make an online donation or click on the “donate now” button at the top of the page.
As another quick and easy option, you can download the Individual Gifts Pledge Form and return it by regular mail, email or in-person.
The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) is a charitable giving campaign developed exclusively for federal employees and retirees in Canada. If you are from a federal department or workplace, please visit the GCWCC website.
Thank you to our volunteers and work sites across KFL&A for their hard work, dedication and leadership. Their efforts ensure that resources and valuable assistance will continue to be available for individuals and families in our community who need it the most.
To recognize their efforts and the contributions of the employees in these workplaces, the United Way gives out awards annually based on employee participation and contributions. For a list of the most recent winners visit: 2021 Workplace Award Winners
United Way Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with the community to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, United Way KFL&A helps people get involved, supporting issues they care about through volunteering and giving.
A gift to the United Way maximizes the impact of your donation locally. Through United Way you help thousands of people in your community. Giving through United Way ensures accountability. A panel of informed community volunteers, who are aware of local needs, distribute the donations where they are needed most and monitor member agencies to ensure accountability to you. Your gift to the United Way will address social service needs in KFL&A.
United Way keeps fundraising costs to a minimum thanks to community partnerships and thousands of volunteers. Audited financial statements show our fundraising costs to be 9.3% including related administration. (Imagine Canada puts the average cost of administration at 35%)
There are many organizations in our community that are not funded by United Way. The United Way does not provide 100% funding for any one program or to any one agency and encourages a diversity of revenue sources. This is to ensure sustainability and viability of all United Way funded programs or services.
You can designate your donation to any specific United Way in your community or a specific charity (member or non-member agency) by indicating your choice on your pledge form.
United Way volunteers suggest that we all make a contribution based on our individual income level. Through payroll deduction, one smaller gift, added to another, equals a painless way to give a larger gift. You and your partner can combine your gifts for favorable tax-write offs and recognition.
United Way itself does not receive government funding. Many government departments fund or purchase services from United Way agencies. United Way is often one of the only stable sources of funding for some agencies.
United Way provides funding to agencies so that essential programs and services will be available in the event that you do need to access them. Your gift ensures that you and those you care about will have support when it is needed. Your gift to the United Way helps the vulnerable in your community – whether it helps your neighbour cope with a hearing or vision loss or supports children at risk – we all benefit from a healthy and supportive community.
United Way spends a lot of time ensuring designations are paid as per donor choice. If you give cash, cheque or credit card, your donation will be sent to the agency in the spring of the year immediately following the campaign along with all other donations directed to that agency. If you give through payroll deduction, your donation will be sent to the agency a full year after the campaign once all payroll deductions have been collected, remitted, and consolidated to United Way i.e. If you donate in the 2022 campaign through payroll deductions, your pledge is deducted from your pay in 2023 and the funds will be sent to the agency in the spring of 2024.
Please ensure you complete the home address section of the pledge form or online – if donating by cheque, cash or credit card – as Canada Revenue Agency requires that tax receipts include home addresses.
Retirees may pay off the balance in a single payment and then continue their annual support as a retiree. If they provide their home address on their pledge form and check the box indicating that they are retiring, they will receive a pledge form to their residence in future years so that they can continue your support. Retirees can also continue to pledge in monthly installments through credit card or preauthorized payment. Some workplaces allow pension deductions as well.
Every decision is personal. United Way impact statements show what different levels of donation can do. You can find out what the average gift was in your workplace and match or surpass that.
You may want to consider a donation as a Leader of the Way ($1,200+) level, and maximize tax benefits.
The Board of Directors periodically benchmarks the CEO’s salary with United Ways of similar size and with similar Canadian not-for-profit organizations. United Way has worked with Human Resource professionals to create a compensation framework for employees to ensure they are within reasonable rates for the level of skill, knowledge and experience required for their positions. The organization regularly reviews the compensation levels.
All charities are required to file a T3010 registered charity disclosure which includes the salary ranges of the ten highest paid employees. This is available at www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html