How to help

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In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the United Way of Bruce Grey is launching two fundraising initiatives and a full volunteer engagement program to support the community.

Pandemic Food Bank Fund – this fund will support food banks as they respond to an unprecedented increase in requests for food.

Pandemic Community Response Fund – this fund will support other local agencies who are supporting people in our community impacted by the Covid 19 Pandemic.All funds will stay in Bruce Grey and go directly to the organizations that require more support during this time. The United Way is working directly with community leaders and agencies to ensure we are providing help where needed.

Donations can be made through or emailed to, called into 519-376-1560 or mailed  to: 380 9th street East Owen Sound N4K 1P1.

Please no drop off donations at this time.

All donations are tax deductible.   

To connect people in need with resources we have launched The Do at This is a mobile friendly site for people who want to volunteer, and for people who are not connected to an agency to get supports. People sign up, then we’ll start connecting those with needs with those that are ready to help. The safety of our community will be a primary underpinning of this resource.

For more information or to get involved, please give us a call at 519-376-1560 or email us at:

This year, due to the economical effects of Covid-19, we are seeing a higher number of agency requests and we are expecting to pack over 4000 backpacks this summer. We are asking for your help to meet the higher demand for the 2020 / 2021 school year. There are two ways that you can help make our program a success and at the same time touch the lives of children in need.

1. You may give a financial gift.

When you donate to our Backpack Program, your gift will go to work immediately and will insure that children start the new school year off on the right foot with all the supplies they need. With your support, all funds will stay local and lives will be changed. We would certainly appreciate your support at this time.

To donate to the program through Canada Helps, please visit or give us a call at 519-376-1560. Donations may also be mailed to us at: United Way of Bruce Grey, 380 9th Street East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P1. Thank you in advance for your financial gift.

2. You may donate school supplies.

We would appreciate the donation of school supplies (name brand if possible). To take part, you may drop off supplies at Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound and look for the white picket fence just in front of the shoe store (CSO) and down the hall from Leon’s. Donations may be dropped off until August 10th. This summer, we will be packing our backpacks in a vacant store at the Mall and will be checking on the supplies throughout the day.

To find out what school supplies we need, please click here. For more information, please give us a call at 519-376-1560.

Thank you so very much for your support.