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United Way of Thunder Bay - Get Involved - Employee Campaigns - Why have an employee campaign?

Why have an employee campaign?


It is one of the best ways for employees to make charitable donations and support their local community. Small amounts being deducted from each paycheck make it easier and less burdensome to the donor. The charitable donations are included on the employee's T4. An Employee Campaign is truly a painless way to donate and does so much good for our community.

Community Impact:

Gifts to the United Way Community Fund support a local network of 30 agencies and 64 programs which:


The United Way Allocations Committee is comprised of community volunteers who make certain that donor dollars given to the United Way Community Fund are distributed to where they are needed most and will do the most good.

Gifts to the United Way Community Fund stay in our community and are carefully watched every step of the way. This process ensures that these funds make the greatest impact in our community, are used wisely and appropriately.

Donate To Any Registered Canadian Charity:

United Way has the ability to consolidate all of an employee's giving to various charities they support through the donor designation option. Along with donating to United Way employees can indicate other registered Canadian charities they wish to support on their United Way payroll deduction pledge form. Instead of waiting for each charity to distribute a tax receipt everything is on the T4.

The various charities appreciate this system as it reduces their administration cost. They get a consistent amount from the Unit-ed Way rather than getting hundreds of small cheques that they have to process, keep track of and submit receipts for.

Fun And Recognition:

Feedback from established, long running Employee Campaigns report a growth in staff moral, relationship building between management and staff as well as positive response about giving as everyone teams up together for the common good of our community. Employers appreciate the efficiency of this system as it gives employees the opportunity to support their community through one employee drive.

United Way recognizes Employee Campaigns on our web site, in our Annual Report, through a full page newspaper ad and at our fully sponsored Campaign Celebration where they are publically thanked and receive awards.


United Way of Thunder Bay is leading the way to a better community by improving the quality of life for all local people. By collaborating with community partners, we are leading the way to addressing social issues in our community and investing in three critical areas: Poverty, Kids and Strong Communities. Donations to the United Way are strategically invested across Thunder Bay to many vital programs and initiatives in these areas, creating a social safety net that works to achieve lasting change for our neighbours, families and friends.

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