Yes. The option of designating to specific agencies is an added service United Way provides to its donors. Agencies must be Canadian registered charities.
United Way retains 10 percent of designated gifts to recover costs associated with this service. This designation fee is capped at $100 per designation for one-time contributions paid by cash, cheque, pre-authorized debits or gift of stock. The fee cap does not apply to designations made by credit card or contributions paid at later dates.