Frequently Asked Questions
What is United Way?
We are partners in building a better community. United Way helps donors reach out to people in our community who truly need help. United Way volunteers evaluate the needs of people in our community and make sure that your gift goes to the most effective local programs available to serve those in need. Volunteers regularly review the progress of these programs to ensure that your gift is truly making a positive impact.
Why should I give through United Way?
Because United Way-funded programs are making a difference every day in the lives of children, individuals and families in our community. Your giving through United Way helps support many health and human service programs in our community. United Way touches our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers, and our families.
Can I trust United Way with my money?
Absolutely! And here's why: United Way is directed by community volunteers and is able to maintain a low overhead due to our reliance on a large number of volunteers. Our Community Investment Committee volunteers review each program funded through United Way to be sure that they are effective and fiscally responsible.
Would it be easier to give directly to local agencies?
Did you know that one of the major reasons we exist is because agencies realize it is to their advantage to work with us? Individually their fundraising costs would be higher. This insures a steady flow of funds year-round to the agencies. It is more advantageous for the agencies to have United Way raise funds so they can concentrate on delivering services.
What is payroll deduction?
Payroll deduction is an easy way to maximize your contribution through United Way. You decide how much you want to donate each pay period from your paycheck. Your company then deducts that amount and sends it to United Way.