United Way Southern Vancouver Island Unbottles an Easy Donation Opportunity

October 18, 2023 / by United Way

Victoria, BC (October 18, 2023) – As we reach the last few weeks of October, United Way Southern Vancouver Island (UWSVI) reminds people in the Victoria region that it is Bottle Depot’s charity of choice for the month.

All proceeds from bottles dropped into the charity bins at participating Bottle Depot locations will be provided to UWSVI.

Bottle Depot makes it easy for people to participate.

Simply drop your refundable beverage containers into the “CHARITY DONATION BIN” outside one of three local Bottle Depot locations:

  • 655 Queens Ave.
  • 4261 Glanford Ave.
  • 3961 Quadra St.

Considerate consumers can also walk the bottles inside to hand them to a teller at these Bottle Depot locations, letting them know they’re for United Way Southern Vancouver Island.

Proceeds will contribute to UWSVI’s 2023 community fundraising campaign of $5 million. Funds from the campaign will support UWSVI’s three Areas of Action: seniors, families, and people with mental health and addictions challenges – all critical issues in Southern Vancouver Island.

UWSVI urges people to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever feasible, supporting an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. This month, the benefit of recycling at Bottle Depot includes an easy, foolproof way to support a local charity that is doing good work in your great community.

Learn more about Bottle Depot at bottledepot.ca.

Learn more about UWSVI’s 2023 Community Campaign at uwsvi.ca.


About United Way Southern Vancouver Island

For 86 years, United Way Southern Vancouver Island (UWSVI) has served the local community and remains dedicated to supporting people in areas where they need it most. We believe everyone in the Greater Victoria region, which includes 13 municipalities and 11 First Nations and the Southern Gulf Islands, should have the opportunity to reach their potential. Last year, UWSVI supported close to 63,000 individuals on Southern Vancouver Island in building better lives. That is almost one in six people in our region being helped by a United Way Southern Vancouver Island initiative or funded program.


Erik Lambertson
Director, Marketing + Communications
United Way Southern Vancouver Island
Office: 250.984.2269 ext. 265