Shaping our community: Amanda

Amanda Costa, is a self-proclaimed lover of Vancouver. But things weren’t always that way.

“For a long time I really didn’t feel like I was connecting to my community or giving back,” she says. “When I learned about the work that United Way did, it really spoke to me.”

Amanda not only gives, she plays a leadership role as a volunteer with United Way as co-chair of the GenNext Cabinet. It’s her way of helping shape the community and inspiring other millennials to give close to home.

She goes on to say that she wants people her age to “feel a connection to the community” and “[have] an opportunity to see how their dollars help neighbourhood houses, seniors programs, kids and families in need.”

Thanks for loving Vancouver, your community and United Way!




Your support means Rosy has a circle of friends


Being a newcomer can be hard. “You don’t have friends at the beginning and what you need is support; you need people you trust, ” say Rosy.


Because of donors like you, she found that trust at United Way funded Guildford Family Resource program.


Click here to read Rosy’s story.





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