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United Way is a registered charitable organization that makes the community a better place and changes lives by working together with the people in the community towards the common goal of caring.  People like you offering a hand to people in need.

Donations are made through workplace campaigns, special events, planned giving, and personal contributions; 100% of these donations stay in the Portage Plains and are distributed to organizations in Portage and surrounding communities to fund programs and services that help people from all walks of life. Be a part of your community!

Our Mission:
To unite our community, to enhance the quality of life for those in need.


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Request for Letters of Interest for Funding

Thank you to our community for their generosity in raising $255,118.24 in the 2014 United Way Campaign.  Portage Plains United Way is very interested in receiving letters of interest from registered local, not-for-profit organizations/charities working in the Portage Plains United Way catchment area who are interested in accessing multi-year funding through United Way.

The Letters of Interest should be no more than 2 pages in length and should only contain the following information:

·        Organization Name

·        CRA Charity Number

·        Contact Information for Board Chair & Organization’s CEO

·        Description of what the organization does, a narrative description of how the organization meets one or more of United Way’s 3 funding priorities (All That Kids Can Be, Poverty to Possibility, Strong Communities)

·        Length of time (1, 2, or 3 years) & Amount of Funding being sought. 


Please do not submit any information not requested.


Please address all letters of interest to:

 Executive Director - Portage Plains United Way

Box 953 

Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 3C4

 Letters must be received no later than 4:00 pm on May 22, 2015.

The needs in our community are greater than ever before.  We strongly encourage any charity/not-for-profit agency to contact our office at 204-857-4440 for further details. Together we can make a difference.































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(strip mall between Tupper Street & Royal Road)

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  • Provide meaningful opportunities for individuals to realize their potential by demonstrating volunteer leadership in service to community
  • Build coalitions around agendas
  • Increase investments in agendas by expanding and diversifying our own resource development and fundraising efforts and supporting those of others
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    Strengthen the UW-C Movement, building on individual and collective strengths and abilities of autonomous,
    local UW-Cs


  • Provide non-partisan leadership in social change
  • Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
  • Respect community wisdom and encourage citizen involvement
  • Encourage and promote volunteerism and volunteer leadership
  • Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect
  • Embrace diversity




Contact Information:


Phone: 204-857-4440

Fax: 204-239-1740

Office Location:

20 Saskatchewan Ave E

Mailing Address
 P.O. Box 953
 Portage la Prairie, MB
 R1N 3C4

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Portage Plains United Way Board of Directors

President: Matthew Newham

Vice President: Jeff Dubois

Treasurer: Judy Sauder

Director: Raeanne Bigelow

Director: Darryl Tully

Director: Brenda Webber

Director: Justyn McCabe

Director: Sharilyn Knox

Director: Melissa Woods

Portage Plains United Way Staff

Executive Director: Mandy Dubois

Office Manager: Jen Sneesby
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