Nathans story

Growing up living in poverty, Nathan and his family faced many tough decisions that so many Calgarians face on a daily basis. Sometimes their power would go out; they received eviction notices. 

They weren't aware of so many of the programs that were available - and worried about the stigma of asking for help.

With the support of United Way, Nathan and his family were able to access programs and initiatives that helped move them from poverty to possibility.

 

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Currently, 1 in 10 Calgarians live in poverty. Your investment helps families like Nathan's meet their basic needs, move out of poverty and end the cycle of poverty for good. 

 

Marks story

Mark was a United Way and community supporter before his family ever needed help. 

Their family's life changed when his son Gage was born with Down syndrome in 2010. A happy addition to their family, Gage receives extra support from programs supported by United Way, helping ensure he reaches the same milestones as other children his age. 

As a result of the support from United Way and partner agencies, Mark's family is happy and thriving in their community. 

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Your investment helps kids like Gage achieve developmental milestones, growing up to be happy, healthy and successful adults. 

Samas story

When Sama was just 15 years old, she was removed from her abusive mother and entered foster care. Feeling depressed and confused, Sama reached out to United Way partner agencies across the city, accessed programs and found her voice.

Today, Sama studies Criminal Justice and Psychology at Mount Royal University, working to build her own youth support group and save children just like her. Listen to her story.

 

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Your investment helps youth like Sama get the support they need to be safe, healthy and able to pursure their own bright futures. 

Samas story

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Hi there, nice to e-meet you! Your annual core gift of $1 - $1,199 will improve the lives of thousands of people and help build a great city for all.

To learn more about the impact your gift could have, check out our Impact Calculator.

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