We encourage you to invite a client ambassador to your workplace who can share their story with you, and how dramatically their lives have changed through the support they receive through United Way funded programs and services.
“United Way was crucial in allowing me to regain my independence, by supporting agencies in my community.”
“United Way has given me, and other new immigrants like me, the opportunity to learn English and to build new, lasting friendships.”
At 5 weeks old, Kylie was stricken with meningitis. By 2, she was having seizures and was eventually diagnosed with Epilepsy. As you can imagine, life was pretty scary for both her and her family growing up.
“United Way has given me the tools to manage my Epilepsy and connect with other support systems.”
Mickey’s story began at the age of 16, when she first began experiencing severe anxiety and was rushed to the hospital after having a seizure while visiting her boyfriend. After extensively reviewing her test results, doctors diagnosed her with a mental illness.
“United Way gave me all the things I needed to survive. Once that was done, I was able to start to live my life again.”
Wade Harestad, grew up with divorced parents and had limited interactions with his father. Knowing that Wade needed a consistent and positive male role model, Wade’s mother signed him up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer, a United Way funded agency.
“I wouldn’t be who I am today without United Way. Michael changed my life and now I can do the same through my matches.”
For smaller groups, we also have our campaign video and have posted some client stories right here for you to use. Please contact the United Way Resource Department to book a speaking engagement or to request a video.