Who your donation helps

When you give to UBC Okanagan’s United Way campaign, you are helping to build a stronger social safety net for vulnerable members of our community — of all ages and all stages of life. This social safety net is comprised of local charities/community partners who are allocated funds through the United Way Southern Interior BC Community investment fund.

When you give to the on-campus campaign, your donations are invested locally in the Central Okanagan: 

  • 38,747 lives changed
  • $846,526 invested locally
  • 28 local charities funded

Find lists of all the charities and specific programs that received allocated funding from United Way Southern Interior BC in the previous year, view the 2019-2020 Community Investments report.

Here are some ways your financial donations help:

$2 per pay cheque

  • Provides three weeks of diapers and formula for one mother
  • Provides a frost prevention kit for two homeless individuals, including gloves, toque, and pocket warmers

$5 per pay cheque

  • Provides pajamas and toiletry bag for a family of four entering a women’s emergency shelter
  • Provides 20 food hampers to vulnerable pregnant women and parents of young children who are living in poverty

$10 per pay cheque

  • Provides emergency shelter and services for one individual for ten nights
  • Provides art supplies, including paint, pencils, sketchbooks, and an easel for one youth participating in a visual arts program

$25 per pay cheque

  • Provides five speech therapy sessions for someone with an acquired brain injury
  • Provides three weeks of employment preparation courses for one person to secure employment, including work boots, hardhat, and gloves

$50 per pay cheque

  • Provides ongoing depression counselling for four people facing mental illness
  • Provides two months of fresh produce for twenty-four families

$100 per pay cheque

  • Provides five-day overnight summer camp trip for four children
  • Provides a post-secondary scholarship for one First Nation youth to continue their education

It’s easy to donate via payroll, visit the UBC Okanagan e-pledge page.