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Best First Day: Community-wide school supplies drive

An illustration of a red backpack and schools supplies

Western is pleased to participate in the United Way Elgin Middlesex community-wide school supplies dive. Drop off a backpack at the Themes Valley District School Board Education Centre or fill one up with back to school supplies online. Visit Donate by August 14. Let’s send all kids back to school with the supplies they need.

United Way Shares Throwback to Day of Caring

We might not be able to be together for Day of Caring this year but United Way Elgin Middlesex didn't want the day to go unnoticed. Check out their video highlighting scenes from the event last year:


Western shows #LocalLove

United Way article about 2019 campaign

The Western community raised $619,475 in support of United Way Elgin Middlesex – a number representing support for 7,350 local individuals to access the organization’s services this year.

Read the story on Western News

How you can help


When you support the United Way, your donation stays local. Your financial support is invested in programs that have the proven ability to change people's lives and helps make our community stronger, healthier and more productive.


There are many ways to get involved and show your support for United Way. Your Western United Way committee has already started planning for the 2020 campaign. You can get involved as volunteer and help create real change in our community.


Promote awareness and engagement by attending campaign events both on and off campus and encouraging others to do the same.