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Christmas Greetings


At this very special time and at the end of a very challenging year for many, we are reaching out to share a video which was done to highlight the gratitude expressed by families to our collective efforts. We will leave the families to speak for themselves.



Help us sustain our efforts in creating programmes in 2021, that serve children, parents and schools in vulnerable communities by contacting us at directly  or donating online to any of our bank accounts below:

Account Name: The United Way Trinidad and Tobago
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Support for face-to-face schooling in January 2021

Protect our Future – An Action for World Children’s Day

United Way Trinidad and Tobago (UWTT) urges you to join our collective advocacy action to support Primary Schools in high need communities to resume face-to-face schooling in January 2021.

Click the link below to find out more, sign and share




Citi Foundation and UWTT partner on Covid-19 Response and Recovery Programme







Citibank Chief Country Officer Trinidad Mitchell De Silva hands over donation from Citi Foundation to UWTT Chair Ian Benjamin.

Citi and UWTT have been long standing partners working for social impact in risk and vulnerable communities in Trinidad and Tobago. Citi is proud to partner with United Way, innovating within the new norm to benefit communities all over the country.

As part of its COVID-19 Response, Citi and Citi Foundation donated more than $1.5 million to COVID relief efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.  A portion of these funds, coordinated by United Way Guatemala, has been made available to United Way Trinidad and Tobago to assist with its efforts locally.

With this grant, the goal is to support families affected by the COVID-19 crisis with food and essential supplies as part of the Response and Recovery Programme of United Way Trinidad and Tobago launched on April 1, 2020.

UWTT, with the support of NGO partners and ten Primary School Communities in their Building Bridges to Success Programme, have been working to identify families with children in vulnerable communities throughout the country, who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Citi Foundation’s grant will support over 300 families during the month of August.  This will bring the total to nearly one thousand cash transfers and food vouchers disbursed to families from May to August 2020 from the UWTT Programme.   Dr. Jennifer Sancho, Chief Executive Officer UWTT “thanks to Citi for their confidence in our partnership.  A simple shift to using grocery vouchers for support provides the families flexibility with their choices so that they can tailor the use of the voucher to complement what they may be able to secure from other sources, e.g. food hamper distributions.”

Mitchell De Silva, Citi Country Officer for Trinidad & Tobago said, “This pandemic has challenged us all to deepen our commitment to serving our local communities and customers. Citi is supporting those immediately impacted by the crisis and we are confident we will all emerge from this situation together and stronger”.

The UWTT Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund Raising Update- July 31st 2020


Thank You!

Through your continued contributions we were able to help 1300 individuals from 243 families.

As we continue to adjust to the presence of Covid-19 during this time, your continued support is still needed.

Together We Can!

See our Covid-19 Response and Recovery Page for more information on how you can donate!


The UWTT Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund Raising Update- June 16th 2020


Your Donations make the Difference!

Through your continued contributions we were able to increase the number of families we’ve been able to assist from 188 to 232 families across Trinidad and Tobago.

As me move from response to recovery during this time, your support will enable us to grow our pool of funds to help those most affected by Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Together We Can be the Difference!

See our Covid-19 Response and Recovery Page for more information on how you can donate!

The Power of Giving Update: June 16th 2020


Thanks to the Power of Your Giving

We provided relief to 44 more families increasing from 188 to 232, across 70 communities affected by Covid-19 throughout Trinidad and Tobago

In Partnership with:

  • Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA)
  • Families in Action (FIA) – Building Bridges Programme Primary Schools
  • National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD)
  • The Cotton Tree Foundation
  • The Heroes Foundation
  • Yahweh Foundation

With these funds more families with young children in vulnerable communities now have access to basic food and essential supplies.

Continue to Help Us to Help those Most Vulnerable.

GIVE to United Way Trinidad and Tobago’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund.