HOW WE HELP
MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN
To impact the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors, we effectively mobilize the collective giving power of our community.
Giving to United Way’s Impact Fund is your most efficient and effective way to positively impact the lives of people throughout our community. The Impact Fund allows us to take a holistic approach and create innovative solutions to problems that have existed for generations.
United Way serves people in need in virtually every neighborhood in southwestern Pennsylvania. We are there for families and individuals struggling financially. Single parent households and veterans. Children looking to succeed in school and seniors struggling to live independently without fear. These are people who may have different abilities, but who share the same aspirations as we all do for a more fulfilling life.
We help people access critical human necessities such as shelter, safety and food. These hardships disproportionately affect people of color and widen our community’s racial divide. For many families, all it takes is a sudden job loss or an unexpected medical expense for things to spiral into long-term financial instability and despair. Across our region, United Way responds to people’s critical needs when they don’t know where else to turn.
When you support Meeting Basic Needs, your donation helps:
For many families, just making ends meet every month can feel overwhelming. United Way helps create a path to a more financially secure future with practical tools such as access to childcare and budget planning. Along with our community partners, we work to remove barriers for people of all abilities to secure meaningful employment; help young mothers adjust to life as a parent; assist older adults so they can live independently; and help veterans navigate their return to civilian life after serving our country.
When you support Moving Toward Financial Stability, your donation helps:
Every child should have the opportunity to learn and succeed. But while many children grow up with support and structure in their lives, not every child is as fortunate. United Way works to address disparities in educational and social opportunities that often fall along racial lines. We’re there to help the daughter of a working single mother be school-ready going into kindergarten, as well as the teen who needs a safe space after school and a positive role model to help him reach his potential, earn a diploma and plan a career.
When you support Building for Success in School and Life, your donation helps:
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