Leeds and Grenville United Way asking for 'securities donations'

United Way

The local United Way is asking for donations a little differently as it continues to try to help the most vulnerable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Many area fundraisers have been cancelled so far this year, meaning a lack of donations and a big hit to the pocket book for the United Way of Leeds and Grenville.

Trish Buote, its Executive Director, said donations are now being accepted through 'gifted securities,' meaning residents can donate a certain amount of stocks and bonds as opposed to cash. 

"We recognize [giving cash] is a hard thing to do right now because we don't know what the next few months are going to do," she said, adding it may be easier for people who want to give but are concerned about their cash flow in the coming weeks. 

"This is a way we've come up with that we think folks can give...and we really need it." 

Buote said residents can visit the United Way's website to download the securities donation form and questions can be answered online or by calling the local office.