Other ways to help

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In addition to making a direct donation, there’s a variety of ways you can support First United’s work that are meaningful and fun.


Band together with your friends, family, congregations, and colleagues to fundraise together for First United! You can easily set up your own fundraising page through CanadaHelps and raise funds for your birthday, anniversary, or holiday; create or participate in a walk- or run-athon and have your community “sponsor” you by donating; or ask your loved ones to join you in giving and reaching a personal goal to help our work.

Sponsor a meal

Our meal program provides three meals a day, every day, for our 60 shelter residents. In addition, we offer breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, for up to 200 community members.

If you are looking for a way to boost corporate citizenship, engage in team building, celebrate a special event, or simply make a donation to our meal program, look no further. Anyone can sign up as a meal sponsor – businesses, community or faith groups, families, and individuals are all welcome

In-kind (giving goods)

Hundreds of people come through the doors of First United each day seeking comfort, care and a place to belong. When you give goods to our Community Help Desk Program, you increase free access to basic personal hygiene and emergency care items and provide vital support to our neighbours in need.

Gifts of securities

Gifts of securities include donating publicly-traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. When you donate gifts of securities directly to a charity, the capital gains tax is eliminated allowing you to donate more and make a greater impact.