Help support the front-line community service workers as they provide essential non-medical support to the most vulnerable in our communities.


Your help matters…

When you give to the United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund,  you will help provide:

As the situation changes, United Way will work with our community partners to adapt.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.

Locally, a state of emergency has been declared. As a result, United Way has developed a community-based, collaborative approach to mobilize funding and resources aimed at helping the social services sector and the clients they serve. Neighbours are helping neighbours and volunteers are stepping in to help.

Everyone has an important role to play.

We will get through this together

We know that in our region many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how COVID-19 is affecting their family. Many do not have supports, should they need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—things like mental health challenges, poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

Together we can keep our community strong.

Crisis is not unfamiliar to our region

We’ve been there for each other through floods and wildfires. Each day, United Way Southern Interior BC works in the communities of the Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap and Similkameen to tackle the tough problems and support those who need it most. In a crisis, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, local municipalities and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact.

We know that when we work together, we can make a difference.

Other Ways to Get Involved

The needs will continue to evolve as this crisis unfolds and in the months that follow. We are committed to supporting our community by working together with front-line agencies, municipalities and our local partners. We know the impact every act of kindness and community support (big or small) can make in someone’s life. 

Together, we can make a difference!

Community and Corporate Partners

Thanks to our local community foundations and corporate partners for supporting this initiative.

Media Partners

Thanks to our incredible local media partners for helping with in-kind promotions and advertising for this initiative.

If your able, show your local love and please give generously today.