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Careers / Our People & Culture/ Corporate Citizen/ United Way

United Way


The 2020 St. Joe's United Way Campaign is almost over...

You've shown your Local Love.

Thank you St. Joe’s for your support of the United Way Campaign!  Through your generous donations, we have raised over $16,000 for the United Way to support essential program and services for the most vulnerable right here in Hamilton! 

For those who have signed up for a payroll deduction, we will be drawing names for the exciting prizes soon and will be in touch with winners over the coming weeks. 

A big thank you to all our local sponsors

But we’re not quite at our goal of $25,000.  As a final push, we’re excited to announce that from December 6th-December 20thPrep’d Fresh will be donating 10% of all proceeds to the St. Joe’s United Way Campaign. 

Prep'dFresh is a local business that offers healthy, ready-to-eat meals with free weekly delivery throughout Hamilton. They have 6 new meals on their menu every week - with Equal Parts Hospitality featuring on their menu for the month of December. Along with their individual & family-sized meals, they offer exciting new options from Cake & Loaf Bakery every week.  The Prep'd Fresh mission is to help people spend more time on the things that truly matter. Life is already stressful as it is, grocery shopping and cooking shouldn't have to be another worry. 

If you are looking for a healthy, safe and delicious gift for your family and friends or a creative way to coordinate a remote/distanced meal with colleagues or a way to give yourself a break from cooking for your family, all the while raising money for essential programs that supports our patients and neighbours throughout Hamilton, please consider making a purchase through Prep’d Fresh between December 6th-20th

Watch the video below to learn more about this year's campaign from the United Way committee members:

How to make your donation

  • To sign up for a payroll deduction by filling out the form and email the completed form to
  • You can also make a one-time donation by clicking here and click the ‘Donate Now’ button at the top of the page.  Be sure to click the ‘My Gift is a part of a workplace campaign’ and enter ‘St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’

Message from the President

Since joining St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, I’m consistently impressed at the countless ways we serve our community in our day-to-day work. To that end, I am amazed at the impact our care and compassion has well beyond our hospital walls. In these particularly difficult times, I’m humbled to be a part of an organization that has such a long and storied history of serving the most vulnerable citizens in our community. One of the ways we can continue to offer our support is through our annual United Way campaign at St. Joe’s.

We know that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable people in our community. I’m proud at how St. Joe’s has evolved to try to meet the needs of those at most risk over these last few months. However, this work cannot be done alone. By supporting dozens of local agencies offering vital services to thousands of people in our community, many of whom are patients of St. Joe’s, the United Way has continued to meet the needs of those at the greatest risk during these challenging times. United Way Halton and Hamilton exists to create a measurable improvement on priority social issues in our community by focusing on three specific areas: moving people from poverty to possibility, creating healthy communities and helping kids be all they can be. Whether it be by providing meals safely to adults with developmental disabilities by staff with PPE, virtually connecting isolated seniors to music therapy, or offering contactless care packages to street involved youth, the United Way has been there, and will continue to be there, to change lives, right here at home.

The 2020 United Way campaign at St. Joe’s is aiming to fundraise $25,000. We hope you will consider making an ongoing donation through a payroll deduction. Signing up is easy – just follow the instructions on this page.

Thank you for giving to the 2020 United Way campaign.

Melissa Farrell, President
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email

Additional Resources

This year's donors & prizes


Making a difference
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About United Way

Learn more about United Way of Halton and Hamilton.