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Behind every changed life is someone just like you.

2015 marks United Way's 75th anniversary in Cambridge and North Dumfries. Over the next several months, we'll be collecting and sharing the stories of 75 people who are inextricably connected to United Way. This is our tribute to their generosity, determination and strength.


Finding the courage to reach out for help has given Greg his family back.

Click here to read Greg's story.

Though nervous at first to step so far outside her comfort zone, Susan is now grateful for everything she's gained as a result.

Click here to read Susan's story.


For Dr. Mike Lawrie, giving back is about returning the kindness, the compassion, and the opportunities others offered him.

Click here to read Dr. Mike Lawrie's story.

As someone working within the school system, Stacey continually sees how a child's struggles at home impacts their school life..

Click here to read Stacey's story.


Kevin is living proof that, even in the midst of challenging times, we all have something to contribute if given the opportunity.

Click here to read Kevin's 

There's so much confidence in everything Christine says about her life and her goals now that it's hard to imagine there was a time when she had very little hope for her future.

Click here to read Christine's story.

For so many people, Manuel has been the supportive voice on the other end of a distress centre hotline. Now, he's giving back in a different way through United Way.

Click here to read Manuel's story.

Jodi is a woman with many strengths and talents. More than anything, she's a survivor, committed to creating a better future for herself and her daughter.

Click here to read Jodi'
s story.