The United Way has developed a creative (and entertaining) approach to focus on important character traits and values. More Than Words is a well respected initiative that provides monthly convocations and a plethora of supportive materials that teachers and schools are free to use. The More Than Words values aligned nicely with the work place skills and therefore, a very innovative approach to connecting to middle school students was born.
The kids love the video and the interactive discussion is appealing to them. Dot Foods employees were responsive (and they had not been coached) and were able to share important gems of wisdom. The young people who visited Dot loved it. They had so much fun and eagerly approached the next month’s interview.
UNITED WAY IS
LOCAL – The money you give stays in the
Whitewater Valley to make a difference right here at home.
SMART – Volunteers review partner agency programs to assure that your money is being well spent.
United Way is the only way you can give one gift that will benefit thousands of people.
EFFECTIVE – Lives are being impacted. Youth are being encouraged.
Seniors are being comforted. Parents are being educated. The challenged are being given opportunities.
And the community is benefiting from your investment in the United Way.
EFFICIENT – Since its founding, the United Way has committed itself
to allocating the maximum dollars possible to its partner agency programs.
Only a small portion pays for administrative and fundraising costs.