Every day, all across our area, United Way volunteers are working to lift up our neighbors and our entire community.
Day of Caring
Last year, more than 10,000 volunteers gave their time and talent to better our community through more than 900 United Way Day of Caring projects. Volunteers saw firsthand how their support of United Way makes a difference as they delivered meals to home-bound seniors; hosted field days for children; painted and made repairs; mulched flower beds and readied gardens for planting.
United Way Reading Together
After kicking off in the fall of 2012 with 50 volunteers working with kids in two schools, United Way Reading Together has grown to include 130 volunteers reading with students at five elementary schools. And, with help from caring, volunteer reading buddies, United Way Reading Together students are improving their reading skills so they can read proficiently by fourth grade, a key indicator of future success.
Our Community Investment process is led by a diverse pool of more than 200 volunteers from across our community. Volunteers ensure the sound investment of funds entrusted to us by studying all of the services United Way invests in, evaluating each service, and making investment recommendations, which are approved by United Way’s Board of Trustees. These trained volunteers measure program investments against quality standards, make site visits, study issues and complete a comprehensive review process to help United Way direct investments to the very best services across our community.