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Ways To Give

Make a gift to United Way

There are so many ways to make a gift to United Way and show your local love for our community. Choose from the options below—each directly supports our work across Peel, Toronto and York Region. We value your generosity, and we go to great lengths to protect your privacy and to ensure that the donation process, start to finish, is safe and secure.

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Donate now

Making a gift online is quick and easy! You can make a one-time gift or become a monthly donor and support the work of United Way year-round. If your company runs a United Way employee giving campaign, you can make an online gift now and have it attributed to your organization’s campaign total.

Double your impact

Thanks to the Canso Leadership Team Challenge Grant*, your gift can have even more impact!

All new Leadership gifts of $1,200+ this year will be matched. If you donated $1,200 or more last year, then any increase to your gift to United Way this year will be matched dollar for dollar. That means you’ll have an even bigger impact on our community and help even more individuals and families across the GTA build a better life.

* Canso Leadership Team Challenge Grant only applies to gifts of $1,200 to $9,999 to United Way Greater Toronto; not to gifts designated to other registered charities. The Gift will match up to $1 million in total donations. Gifts must be received by December 31, 2023.


Your gift will be matched

Make your first gift of $10,000+ to United Way Greater Toronto, or increase your annual major gift, and it will be matched by the Donald K. Johnson Major Gift Challenge Grant*.

As we work to tackle poverty across Peel, Toronto and York Region, your dollars will have an even greater impact on our communities.  

*To a maximum of $1 million. Gifts must be received by Dec. 31, 2023. 

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A gift in honour / in memory

Honour or remember someone special by making an online gift and acknowledging it with a United Way e-card. You can also send a thank you card or holiday greeting to someone special.  

Gift of securities

To donate a gift of securities, please complete the Notification of Share Transfer form and return it to or contact our Gift of Securities coordinator at 416-777-2001. We will be happy to work with you and your broker. 

Legacy giving

If you’re interested in options for planned giving or creating a meaningful legacy through your will, you can learn more here or, contact us at 416-777-2001 or


Please note that United Way’s Gift-in-Kind program is no longer operating. To provide in-kind material to alternate organizations in the community please contact 211. Please consider that given the present circumstances with COVID-19, organizations may not be accepting all types of donations. 

Have more questions about how to donate?

Use our contact form to get answers to questions,
or call us at (416) 777-2001.