Mirela’s story

Your gift means more support for people in need, close to home.

People like Mirela, who looked for help at a neighbourhood family centre after her dad died.

“I went looking for guidance…initially for my mental health and depression because my dad passed away.”

Mirela got help at NorWest Co-op Community Health – a United Way Winnipeg donor-supported neighbourhood family centre – and built strength into her life.

“They have taught me, like, ‘you can do this, you can do whatever you put your heart into.’”

Today Mirela volunteers through the family centre at a food centre that teaches nutrition to families in her Blake Gardens community, and at a low-cost fruit and veggie market that provides an option for low-income families to get healthy foods.

It makes her proud to be contributing to her community and fostering better health among her neighbours.

“It builds the community stronger, absolutely. A healthy community is a happy community…we’re not just community, we are family.”

The generosity of Winnipeggers like you help keep the doors open at 24 neighbourhood family centres across Winnipeg for people like Mirela and her neighbours.

Thank you.