Why should I give to the United Way?

Charitable giving is a personal and voluntary decision and the United Way encourages you to do what is most comfortable to you. A gift to the United Way is an investment that benefits the entire community, not just one program, issue, or population.

What if I don't want my money to go to a certain agency?

Not every agency appeals to every donor, but all agencies have met the meticulous standards of our United Way and the programs we fund meet needs within our seven impact areas. If you like, you can designate to any one agency that fits your needs.

Are all United Ways the same?

There are approximately 1,400 United Ways across the country that exist in their respective communities to build partnerships and leverage resources to create plans for long lasting community change. Though United Ways share a logo and have similar missions, each United Way is independently incorporated and is led by local staff and volunteers. The work of each United Way is determined by its community's needs.

What is the easiest way to contribute?

There are several different ways to contribute.  You can donate directly from this website or send your cash or check donation to the United Way office. Other convenient options include Automatic Withdrawals from you bank account or a Payroll deduction. A small amount is taken from your bank account per month or paycheck per payday, allowing you to make a small contribution each week that can make a big difference in the course of a year.