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GetUP for United Way


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Join us at GetUP, United Way Greater Toronto’s first-ever virtual physical challenge.

We’re asking you to GetUP in support of your community to help us raise urgently needed funds for people and families experiencing poverty. All you have to do is engage in a physical activity of your choice for 280 minutes over a two-week period. With each step, stride, stretch, jump, skip, dance or pedal (how you move is up to you), you’ll be supporting United Way’s network of 280 community agencies. This network is on the frontlines, meeting urgent and ongoing needs, including providing food, shelter and mental health supports to people impacted by the pandemic across Peel, Toronto and York Region.   

Date: Nov. 9-22, 2020  

Location: Your home, backyard, local park or neighbourhood (please remember to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines from local public health officials) 






  1. Register to participate and start fundraising. Each dollar raised goes towards helping people and families experiencing #UNIGNORABLE issues, including poverty, hunger and homelessness.  
  2. Join a team or start one. Ask your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to show their local love by joining you for GetUP 2020.  
  3. Going solo? That works too! Ask your community to show their local love by contributing to your fundraising campaign.  
  4. Make GetUP your own. How you get your 280 minutes in is up to you! You can do it all at once, commit to 40 minutes a day for seven days or spread the challenge out over two weeks by doing 20 minutes a day. You can even share your minutes with a friend or colleague by asking them to register too!