50 ways to act locally — the United Way   Printable Acrobat Reader Version  Hear the Radio Commercials

Your donation to the United Way stays in the Greater Saint John region. When you give to the United Way, your gift is applied to these local needs and many others too numerous to list here:

$1+ per pay (Yearly gift of $26+)

  • $1/pay buys books and teacher’s manual so a tutor can help an adult develop better literacy skills (READ Saint John)

  • $1/pay provides a program for parents to understand childhood stress and give their kids tools to cope (Canadian Mental Health Association)

  • $1/pay program teaches positive parenting skills to parents of a 7 - 12 year old child (Canadian Mental Health Association)

  • $1/pay provides emergency groceries for a family in crisis or a person in a state of homelessness (John Howard Society)

  • $1/pay provides answers to parents looking for information about substance abuse in a time of family crisis (PASAGE)

  • $1.08/pay will help a low income individual become physically active through membership in the YMCA

  • $1.25/pay buys an easy-reader book for 3 adults — with content of interest to adult literacy learners (READ Saint John)

  • $1.42/pay purchases new software that helps an adult with low literacy skills to learn the alphabet (READ Saint John)

  • $1.73/pay provides travel and accommodation for one at-risk youth to attend provincial youth engagement activities (John Howard Society)

$2+ per pay (Yearly gift of $52+)

  • $2/pay will purchase a white cane for a local person who is learning to travel safely and independently (CNIB)

  • $2/pay provides breakfast and snacks for a youth educational skills program (John Howard Society)

  • $2.50/pay buys First Aid/CPR Training or Signallers Certification for a person to overcome barriers to employment (John Howard Society)

  • $2.55/pay will cover the cost to train a volunteer to work with a local non-profit organization (Saint John Volunteer Centre)

  • $2.57/pay buys a homemade hot meal for 7 families in crisis taking group counselling (John Howard Society)

  • $2.70/pay provides arts and craft supplies for one day care child to develop and promote creativity

  • $2.77/pay will cover the cost to recruit and refer one volunteer to work with a local charity or non-profit (Saint John Volunteer Centre)

  • $2.80/pay provides milk to support the healthy growth and development of a child at the South End Day Care

  • $2.80/pay provides a child with lunch every school day for a month at the SJ Boys and Girls Club

$3+ per pay (Yearly gift of $78+)

  • $3/pay provides the Understanding Anxiety and Panic Disorder program to someone diagnosed with a disorder. (Canadian Mental Health Association)

  • $3.20/pay will cover the cost of providing one child with a Big Brother or Big Sister for a month

  • $3.36/pay buys bus travel for a youth in poverty to get to and from recreational activities (John Howard Society)

  • $3.36/pay buys bus travel for a youth in poverty to get to and from her first job for the first month (John Howard Society)

  • $3.50/pay buys a pair of work boots for an impoverished youth in apprenticeship (John Howard Society)

$4+ per pay (Yearly gift of $104+)

  • $4.27/pay provides one month of physical and emotional safety in the evening youth program, learning skills at the Saint John Boys and Girls Club

  • $4.50/pay provides a mental health education program that helps a woman cope with anger related to trauma (Canadian Mental Health Association)

  • $4.50/pay provides a mental health education program that helps a woman cope with the stress of separation or divorce (Canadian Mental Health Association)

  • $4.80/pay provides training for a reading tutor who will teach adults with low literacy skills (READ Saint John)

$5+ per pay (Yearly gift of $130 - $230)

  • $5.00/pay will allow 3 people to attend an “Adjustment to Vision Loss” group (CNIB)

  • $5/pay allows an elderly person to continue to live at home for another month, with home care (VON)

  • $5/pay allows a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Senior to attend a social and physical activity group for one month

  • $8.50/pay provides language support for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing child/youth so the child can participate in scouts, guides, cubs or brownies for one month (Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

  • $8.83/pay provides counselling for an elementary school child who is experiencing a life altering event like the loss of a family member or divorce. (YMCA)

$9+ per pay (Yearly gift of $234+)

  • $9.00/pay covers the cost for a person who has vision loss to re-learn everyday activities (e.g., identify money, pour tea, make a phone call) at the CNIB

  • $9.16/pay will make it possible for one child to participate in Forest Glen Community Center Day Camp and enjoy sports, cheer leading and cooking (YMCA)

  • $9.23/pay pays a youth in poverty to tutor 20 hours to schoolchildren at risk of failing and dropping out of school (John Howard Society)

  • $9.60/pay pays for a one time emergency payment for a family in crisis behind in their heat/energy bill (John Howard Society)

  • $9.62/pay feeds a mother and 2 children during their stay at an emergency shelter for abused women and children (Hestia House)

$10+ per pay (Yearly gift of $260 - $330)

  • $10/pay educates a classroom of school children on the dangers of substance abuse and drug addiction (PASAGE)

  • $10/pay allows a deaf preschooler to receive support to learn American sign-language for one month

  • $11.50/pay covers the cost of a program to teach 12 at-risk teenagers the dangers of technology e.g., ’sexting’ (John Howard Society)

  • $12/pay will allow a Deaf or Hard of Hearing child/youth to attend summer camp (Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

  • $12.75/pay provides electricity and heat for the South End Day Care for one month.

  • $13.70/pay provides a low income single parent and child with a 4-day vacation at Community Camp (YMCA)

Everyday Hero:
$14+ per pay (Yearly gift of $365+)

  • $14/pay covers fun activities for 7 children waiting for a Big Brother Big Sister match

  • $14/pay provides one person with print disabilities access to Braille and audio books at CNIB library for one year

  • $14/pay provides toothbrushes/paste/rinse cups for all the children in day care at Centenary-Queen Square Care Centres for one year

  • $14/pay provides a senior with 10 personal or home care visits from a personal care nurse (VON)

  • $14.42 will make it possible for one low income child to attend Camp Glenburn and enjoy canoeing, swimming and camping (YMCA)

  • $17/pay buys one month of rent for a family in crisis (John Howard Society)

$20+ per pay (Yearly gift of $520+)

  • $20/pay provides one child with 2 nutritional snacks and one full course meal /day at the South End Day Care.

  • $20/pay provides a low income individual professional mental health counselling services for anxiety or grief (Family Plus Life Solutions)

  • $20/pay covers the cost for the CNIB to deliver a blindness prevention program.

  • $20/pay provides a family in need with affordable professional counselling (Family Plus Life Solutions)

  • $25/pay sponsors a child living in poverty to attend the Centenary Queen Square Center child development centre.

  • $25/pay will allow a young Deaf parent to attend parenting classes (Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

  • $28/pay will provide a daily lunch for a child at the Saint John Boys and Girls Club - for a year.

  • $32/pay covers the cost of a Big Brother Big Sister in-school mentor for one child for a month

Leader of the Way:
$38.50+ per pay (Yearly gift of $1000+)

  • $38.50/pay provides one hot noon meal /day to a senior or disabled adult at Centenary-Queen Square Care Centre

  • $38.50/pay provides one year of physical and emotional safety in the evening youth program, learning new skills at the Saint John Boys and Girls Club

  • $40/pay provides technology training so a person with vision loss can find meaningful employment (Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

  • $40/pay will help a local person with vision loss to learn to walk safely with a white cane (CNIB)

  • $55/pay provides one abused women with shelter in a safe supportive environment (Hestia House)

  • $55/pay provides a Deaf and Hard of Hearing child with a mentor (Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

  • $62/pay covers the cost of life skills training for a Deaf adult (Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

6 Ways to Donate:

1. Donate by Credit Card online
2. Donate by telephone: Call (506) 658-1212 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Our staff can take your pledge or credit card information over the telephone.
You can also arrange a pre-authorized gift by debit withdrawal or credit card on the 15th of every month.
3. Downloadable PDF interactive donation form (complete, save and print/fax or email)
4. Email Pledge to: sj.unitedway@nb.aibn.com
5. Donate by cheque payable to: United Way of Greater Saint John Inc.
61 Union Street, 2nd Floor, Saint John, NB E2L 1A2
6. Workplace payroll donations: Call 506-658-1212 or email us
to find out if your employer is set up for payroll donation through the United Way.