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Volunteer Appreciation 2018 photos

Please visit to view all of the photos taken at our event. 

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We raised $827,101 in 2017

At our Volunteer Appreciation event on Tuesday, February 27 we announced that we raised $827,101 in Leeds & Grenville during our 2017 campaign.  We also honoured our volunteers and presented awards to our sector winners.

Congratulations and thank you to our very deserving Award Winners for our 2017 Campaign!

Runner up, Health & Social Services - Connect Youth
Winner, Health & Social Services - SE LHIN
Runner up, Finance - BMO Nesbitt Burns
Winner, Finance - TD Prescott
Winner, Public Service - LCBO
Winner, Industrial "Foundation" - Chromatographic Specialties 
Winner, Industrial "Core" - Trillium Health Care Products
Runner up, Industrial "Key" - Canarm 
Winner, Industrial "Key" - Greenfield Global
Perseverance Award - P&G
Outstanding Campaign Award - Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Addictions & Mental Health
Outstanding Leadership Award - Shell Canada Products Brockville Lubricants
Collaboration Award - North Grenville Accessible Transportation & Kemptville District Home Support Inc. 
Outstanding Event Award - Docs & Diamonds, Andy Jordan
Outstanding Corporate Award - 3M Canada

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Our Volunteer Appreciation celebration will be held February 27

Please join us for our Volunteer Appreciation on February 27 from 6-9pm.  Doors open at 6 and he appreciation event will be held from 6:15 - 7pm with the movie Wonder starting at 7pm.  Tickets are just $5.00 for the event.   The general public is welcome to attend the movie for $5.00. Please RSVP to or by calling (613) 342-8889.

About the movie Wonder - Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.


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Family Day 2018

Our office will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of Family Day.  We'll re-open on Tuesday, February 20th at 8am.

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Office closed Friday, January 26, 2018

Please note that our office will be closed Friday, January 26th for our annual staff planning meeting.

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Youth to Youth Board offers Funding to Youth Initiatives in Leeds & Grenville

“Youth to Youth Board offers Funding to Youth Initiatives in Leeds & Grenville”

The Youth to Youth Board of United Way Leeds & Grenville announces the 2018 grant application for funding in support of youth initiatives within the Leeds and Grenville community.

Grants equal to $500 or less will be available for programs supporting youth that concentrate on, but are not limited to, providing affordable youth activities, improving the skills of youth, preparing youth for future endeavours and educating youth on the importance of advocacy. Organizations/Agencies who receive funding from the United Way Leeds & Grenville are not eligible for Youth to Youth Board grants. Grant applications are accepted until February 28th, 2018. Applications are available online at

The Youth to Youth Board is a Junior Board of Directors for the United Way Leeds & Grenville. The high schools located within Leeds and Grenville have the opportunity to elect representatives to participate on the board. This year there are a high number of students on the Youth to Youth Board that appropriately represent and the youth within Leeds and Grenville.

Kelly Cole, Campaign Director for United Way says “investing in today’s youth, their projects and giving them opportunities to learn and grow builds stronger communities. We, at the United Way Leeds & Grenville are inspired by our Youth to Youth board who raise funds in their own schools to support local youth programs across Leeds and Grenville.”

Alexis Wharton, Youth to Youth Board President says “participating on the United Way Youth to Youth Board continues to be a phenomenal opportunity to ensure that there is a continuation of groups within the community that specifically concentrate on youth involvement.  Our youth board persists to produce progressive impact within Leeds and Grenville with the understanding that the support has the ability benefit the community.”

Download the funding application.

For further information, please contact:

Kelly Cole

Campaign Director

United Way Leeds and Grenville

(613) 342-8889      


Alexis Wharton

President of Youth to Youth Board

United Way Leeds and Grenville

(613) 803-1360




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We have reached our goal!

We are very pleased to announce that we have reached our goal of $825,000. The grand total raised will be released in the new year when all final donations are recorded.

We will continue to accept donations over the holidays. Every dollar that is raised will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville area. Tax receipts for the 2017 calendar year will be issued for all donations made up to Dec. 31, 2017.

The money raised by the campaign will start being distributed in the new year. United Way volunteers will carefully review funding applications and make recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors in the coming weeks.

THANK YOU Leeds & Grenville!


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Our office is closing for the holidays

Our office is closing for the holidays from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 8, 2018.  If you want to make a donation in 2017 you may donate online using the donate now button and receive your tax receipt immediately by email, or mail in your donation.  We'll receipt donations dated and postmarked in 2017 for the 2017 taxation year when we return in January 2018.  Our Executive Director Trish Buote will happily assist you if you want to make a donation over the phone or in person during the holidays.  You can reach her at or on her cell phone at (613) 246-1927. 

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Christmas Cash winners announced

Congratulations to Laurie L. who won the first place prize in our Christmas Cash raffle and collected $1,500 today. Our second place winner Harold Parsons wins $500. Thanks to all who participated!

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P&G donates $200,000 to 2017 campaign

Thank you to the employees of Procter & Gamble Brockville for your kind generosity to the United Way Leeds & Grenville and our community! P&G Plant Manager Mutazz Akour and Team Brockville presented a cheque for $100,000 to UWLG Board Chair Tammy Sokolowski, Cabinet Member Darren Gallacher and Executive Director Trish Buote. A total of $200,000 was donated to the 2017 fundraising campaign.


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2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala shatters 2016 event fundraising total by 76%!


November 28th, 2017                                                                                                                For Immediate Release


Attention City/News/Editors


Brockville, ON.

The 2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala was held this past weekend at the Memorial Centre and was one for the United Leeds & Grenville record books. The Soprano themed event raised just over $30,000! A whopping 76% increase over the event held in 2016.  This success means that the United Way is closer than ever in meeting its $825,000 fundraising goal for this year. These dollars mean so much and will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville community.

Chair of the Event Committee, Dr. Andy Jordan, said, “I was very pleased with the event and the dollars raised. I feel Docs & Diamonds has established itself as a fun annual event that attendees look forward to each year and we are already contemplating the 2018 event. The theme not yet determined but will continue to be a popular parody of a favourite TV show.”

Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville said, “I am thrilled with the outcome of the event and so grateful for the generous guests who attended, our important sponsors and the amazing volunteers and staff who spent countless hours to pull this fun event together. The people who will benefit most are those who are truly in need in our community. I am incredibly thankful.”

There is still time to donate to this year’s campaign. Please visit and donate online or call the office at 613-342-8889. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.


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Our Online Auction is now live

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