On this page you'll find everything related to stories about lives impacted by United Way: the names of the subjects, the #UNIGNORABLE issue their story is related to, text of their story, images of the story subjects, and links to both stream and download the videos. 

You can use these stories to share how supporting United Way in your campaign is impacting lives in our communities. 

The following is all in English and references United Way nationally, and are not specific to United Way Greater Toronto. 



HUMAIRA & ATIYA: Atiya shows her local love by helping Humaira and other women experiencing domestic violence connect to community supports.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Domestic Violence



ALIXANDRA & JAYCE: Alixandra unleashes her local love by volunteering at a literacy camp, helping kids like Jayce's read more confidently.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Education Inequality


EMILY & WENDY: Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now, she unleashes her local love by helping kids like Emily finish high school.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Education Inequality


MIKE & ASARE: As a young man, Asare found mentorship through a community program. Now, he shows his local love by paying it forward, supporting drop-in centres like the one that helped Mike find a stable home.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Homelessness


TRAVIS & DANIEL: Daniel unleashes his local love at his workplace campaign—which funds the kind of vital, community-based supports that helped Travis get back on his feet.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Homelessness


KEN & AJ: United Way helped Ken when he was a struggling single parent—now he shows his local love by ensuring people like AJ can get support, too.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Mental Health


GISÈLE & MARIO: Mario unleashes his local love by giving back—ensuring families like Gisèle’s can access crucial mental health supports.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Mental Health


ROSE & THERESA: Theresa volunteers to show her local love—supporting the organization that empowered Rose to envision a brighter future for herself.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Mental Health


MELANIE & VIRGINIE: Virginie shows her local love by volunteering, helping people like Mélanie get the housing support they need.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Poverty


SAMANTHA & NUHAA: Samantha’s act of local love—volunteering at a United Way agency—means kids like Nuhaa get the best start in life.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Social Isolation


ZOE & CECIL: Cecil shows his local love by supporting social enterprises—like the one that helped Zoe find meaningful employment and get back on track.

#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Unemployment


Campaign Compilation Video:

The following video tells three stories in one video. Use this one if you'd like to show the work of United Way more broadly than just one story or issue.