United Way of Weld County
Jon Jones, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, explains how United Way-Weld County helps the people of Colorado.
For more information, email : Jon Jones, AmeriCorps
United Way of Weld County 814 9th Street | PO Box 1944 | Greeley, CO
80632 970-304-6199 (direct) | 970-353-4300 (main) | 970-353-4738 (fax) United Way
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United Way is a non-profit organization that operates globally with the mission of improving the lives of individuals and communities through various social initiatives. It was established in 1887 in Denver, Colorado, and has since grown into a network of independently governed local chapters across the United States and in many other countries.
United Way focuses on addressing a wide range of social issues, including education, financial stability, health, and basic needs. They work to mobilize resources and volunteers to support programs and initiatives that have a positive impact on communities. Some of the key areas of work for United Way include:
Education: Supporting initiatives to improve early childhood education, literacy, and school readiness.
Financial Stability: Promoting programs that help individuals and families achieve financial independence and stability.
Health: Addressing health disparities and promoting access to healthcare services.
Basic Needs: Providing assistance for basic necessities such as food, shelter, and emergency services during times of crisis.
United Way operates through workplace giving campaigns, where employees can choose to donate a portion of their salary to the organization through payroll deductions. These funds are then distributed to local partner agencies and programs that align with United Way's focus areas.
In addition to raising funds, United Way also engages in community collaborations, advocacy efforts, and volunteer mobilization to create lasting positive change.
Each local United Way chapter operates independently and tailors its initiatives to address the specific needs and challenges of its community. United Way Worldwide provides support, resources, and coordination to the local chapters to help them achieve their goals effectively.
Please note that specific details and initiatives of United Way may have evolved or changed since my last update in September 2021. For the most current information about United Way and its activities, I recommend visiting their official website or reaching out to the local chapter in your area.