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If you already support the United Way Ottawa through your employer, you may wish to direct your contributions to the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO) to help assist students within the Ottawa Catholic School Board who are living in poverty. All proceeds are directed to our Emergency Response Fund or educational and/or recreational programs for impoverished children and their families. 

To direct your donation, or a portion of it, to CEFO, simply record our Charitable Registration number on your United Way pledge form.

Charitable Registration Number: 89003 6122 RR0001

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Please note that a minimum gift of $25 is required in order to direct your funds to a charitable organization like CEFO through the United Way Ottawa. 

Extending a Helping Hand - Helping Those in Need

CEFO's Emergency Response Fund donates funds to families within the Ottawa Catholic School Board who are experiencing a financial crisis. This assistance includes funds for food, clothing, medical supplies, transportation, and utility bills, to name but a few. 

CEFO helped a student who is severely physically disabled and requires a major rennovation to her home's bathing facilities. 

CEFO helped two young children, ages five and nine, and their family who had lost everything they owned in a townhouse fire.

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