This month, give double the Hope

During the Month of Hope, your gift will be matched by the Orsi Group, doubling its value.


Doubling it’s impact.
Doubling the good you can do.

This month, we are celebrating the lives changed and the hope given to those living in poverty through United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s Urgent Needs Fund. This new Fund has helped to fill the gap that more than 60,000 Simcoe Muskoka residents find themselves trapped in.

When you give during the Month of Hope, your gift will be matched and help United Way Simcoe Muskoka change more local lives through poverty-reduction initiatives like the Urgent Needs Fund.

Continue down this page to see the impact that support like yours has had.

Give the Gift of Hope

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Words of Hope from Urgent Needs Fund Recipients

“Prevented me from being homeless.”

“Helped me get some food for daughter and myself that lasted for quite a while – and then having the gas card. Could go out and look for job.”

“It was such a respectful process – didn’t make me feel demoralized. Made me feel safe and let me keep my pride and that is very important.”

“I am a single mom with two kids. We were desperate for winter clothing for my kids and myself. I don’t have a vehicle, so we do a lot of walking and the kids take a school bus. We need to stay warm and dry. I am on ODSP – they have no winter clothing allowance – and we can’t take money from food or rent to cover any other expense. The funds came at a perfect time for us. We are now warm for the winter.”

“I am teary-eyed thinking of the help you gave me. Thank you thank you thank you. You have no idea how grateful I am. I got hit by a drunk driver and (have) so many health issues now. Any help is wonderful.”

“It was wonderful. (You) didn’t make me feel degraded at all when I picked up the money.”

The Urgent Needs Fund has helped with…

“I need you to know, though, how grateful I was to receive this help.”

How Can You Spread Hope?

When you donate during the Month of Hope, you aren’t just changing the lives of Simcoe Muskoka residents living in poverty. This month, all individual gifts will go twice as far, thanks to a matching gift from the Orsi Group.


Your donation goes further, does more and gives more hope than ever to our most vulnerable residents.

Want to give back to your community while having a great time doing it? Want to get a bunch of your friends together and become dodgeball champions? Or maybe you just want to show your team spirit in support of a great cause?


You can do all of that at GenNext Simcoe Muskoka’s Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball tournament on March 21! Get your team together, sign-up and get read to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!

Is there an easier way to give hope than going out for a great dinner? United Way Simcoe Muskoka has partnered with The Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro to help spread hope this month.


For the month of March, $1 from every order from the Fresh Pasta section of Grape & Olive’s menu will go towards the life-changing poverty reduction work made possible by United Way Simcoe Muskoka.

Why not get together with your partner or some friends and enjoy some delicious appetizers at Fionn MacCool’s on Orillia’s Waterfront? The best part is that enjoying your pre-dinner food helps the most vulnerable in Simcoe Muskoka.


All March long, Fionn MacCool’s Orillia Waterfront will donate $0.50 for every appetizer sold. Enjoy their Signature Blarney Chips, Mini Yorkies or, if you can’t make up your mind, go for the Crowd Pleaser Platter!