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This is what local love looks like. Donors and volunteers coming together in acts of kindness to ensure everyone in the places we live and love has a chance to thrive. Here’s a snapshot of how getting involved can change a life—including your own.

Atiya shows her local love by helping Humaira and other women experiencing domestic violence connect to community supports.

United Way helped Ken when he was a struggling single parent—now he shows his local love by ensuring people like AJ can get support, too.

Samantha’s act of local love—volunteering at a United Way agency—means kids like Nuhaa get the best start in life.

Virginie shows her local love by volunteering, helping people like Mélanie get the housing support they need.

Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now, she unleashes her local love by helping kids like Emily finish high school.

Daniel unleashes his local love at his workplace campaign—which funds the kind of vital, community-based supports that helped Travis get back on his feet.

Alixandra unleashes her local love by volunteering at a literacy camp, helping Jayce’s kids read more confidently.

Mario unleashes his local love by giving back—ensuring families like Gisèle’s can access crucial mental health supports.

Cecil shows his local love by supporting social enterprises—like the one that helped Zoe find meaningful employment and get back on track.

Theresa volunteers to show her local love—supporting the organization that empowered Rose to envision a brighter future for herself.

Asare found mentorship at a community program. Now, he shows his local love by supporting drop-ins like the one that helped Mike.