United Way is focused on addressing our most pressing issues, with specific goals for individuals, children, families, the elderly and our entire community.
By combining our gifts we make a stronger impact, from quality childcare to housing for the homeless, and from crisis relief to job placement.
We not only fund programs that are meeting people’s needs today, we’re working on innovation solutions for lasting change.
United Way also makes it easy to give through your workplace or directly. This greater convenience raises the level of philanthropy for the whole community.
United Way also makes it easy to connect by volunteering.
Best of all, you’ll see the impact of your gift right in your own local community.
Why should I give my money to United Way and not just directly to agencies?
There are several reasons why giving directly to United Way is the best choice for your charitable investment:
United Way carefully studies the community to pinpoint our most pressing needs. It also identifies the programs that are most effective at meeting a given need. This research and careful stewardship is valuable to donors who want their contribution to make the greatest difference for people in our community.
Needs are not one-dimensional. United Way funds a network of care to ensure that all the services needed in our community are available.
United Way affiliation enables agencies to leverage more public and private dollars in addition to their United Way funding. This multiplies the effect of your contribution.
United Way monitors agency programs that receive United Way funding to ensure they adhere to sound fiscal policies and provide effective services. United Way cannot provide this same oversight of donations designated directly to agencies.
Giving through United Way reduces costly and time-consuming fundraising efforts for the agencies, so their time can be spent helping others.