VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2011) -

'Tis the season to stop stressing about gifts for people in your life who have everything!

United Way of the Lower Mainland's gift catalogue – Imagine – provides a new way to help build a better community where we live while giving meaningful gifts to those we care about.

The catalogue, available online at, features 18 unique gifts. Gifts range in price from $6 to $1,200. When donors purchase a gift from the catalogue, they will be sent a card, with an image of the gift purchased to be given to a friend, family member or colleague.

Each gift in the catalogue represents a program or service that is funded through United Way. Gifts purchased help to support larger programs.

The Imagine gift catalogue provides a way to help underprivileged and at-risk children, families and seniors in 23 communities through the Lower Mainland region.

All purchases from Imagine are treated like any other charitable contribution and are tax deductible. Gifts purchased online, generate an electronic tax receipt as soon as an order is confirmed.

"The gift catalogue concept is usually associated with international aid organizations," said Michael McKnight, President & CEO United Way of the Lower Mainland. "We thought we would take that same concept and make it local so that people throughout the Lower Mainland can support programs and services that they, or their neighbours, use." He added, "it's also a great way to give something meaningful to the hard to shop for person who has everything."

United Way of the Lower Mainland is the only organization funding approximately 160 social service agencies to deliver more than 500 prevention-based programs throughout the region. United Way advances social change throughout Metro Vancouver by engaging the community, advocating for change, acting on the root causes of social problems and strengthening non-profits.

Contact Information:

United Way of the Lower Mainland
Michael Becker
Media Relations
604-268-1333 or Cell: 778-896-4507