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Help the United Way of Calgary and Area create positive change in your community

Written by #TeamNextdoor

Nextdoor connects you with the people and places in your neighbourhood, including the public services that bring the neighbourhood together and provide help, support and vital resources to neighbours.  United Way is one of the agency partners Calgary neighbours will see on Nextdoor. Last year United Way supported 387 local community programs and 47 collaborative initiatives that helped 430,377 people build better lives.

This December, United Way is launching a new way for Albertans to support their neighbours with a 50/50 draw that raises money to help fund United Way’s community initiatives, while giving you a chance to win! This is their largest 50/50 draw yet! With every ticket sold, everyone in the community wins because every dollar raised benefits neighbours in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Neighbours like Laura. An engineer by trade, Laura faced obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. After years of suffering, Laura enrolled in a United Way-supported program in Calgary that offers resources for people experiencing mental health challenges. By going through classes and connecting with peer supporters with lived experience, she was able to learn healthier coping strategies and embark on a road to recovery. Thanks to the United Way, today Laura is in a much better place. She knows mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of—that recovery is possible and there is hope for a better, happier life. 

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