United Way of Whitewater Valley is committed to strengthening partnerships that create lasting change in the lives of Wayne and Union County residents.
Did You Know…
The money you give stays here in the community to make an impact where it matters most…at home.
Nearly 30,000 people benefit from United Way funded programs every year.
Volunteers review programs annually to ensure that your dollars are being well spent.
United Way accepts designations to any health and human service agency that has an authorized 501(c)3 tax structure.
The United Way has been serving the Whitewater Valley since 1928.
It is an opportunity for community members to support human service programs by contributing either directly or through the workplace via payroll deduction. Organized and implemented by community volunteers, the United Way campaign assures the contributor that maximum value is received for each contributed dollar and that community partners maintain a high degree of efficiency and quality of service. It is the most efficient and economical method of raising money for many worthwhile programs
Volunteers from Wayne and Union counties serve on the governing board of the United Way of Whitewater Valley. These are businessmen and woman, retirees and community leaders. They are the people who set the policies and determine how this United Way will operate.
The United Way of Whitewater Valley does not fund any programs that fund
or promote abortions or abortion services.
Every donation is important. Giving in proportion to your ability to give shows that you share responsibility with others in meeting the community’s needs. The United Way’s success is in combining the communities giving into a process that focuses on key community issues.
No one should be forced to give. The United Way does not condone forced gifts. The United Way philosophy of giving is 3 simple steps:
- We want everyone to have the OPPORTUNITY to give.
- We want you to be able to make an EDUCATED DECISION (knowing what United Way is and how the contributions are used)
- We RESPECT your decision. Whether to make a contribution or how much to give is YOUR decision.
Most contributors make their pledge through payroll deduction. Should you cease to be employed, you are not responsible for the unpaid remainder of your pledge.
From time to time a donor will not care for a program funded by the United Way. However, this does not discount the important work of the numerous other funded programs. United Way encourages donors to look at the broad community work we and our partners do as a whole. In addition, with our donor designation policy you can choose to direct your pledge to a specific issue or agency.
The United Way of the Whitewater Valley is a member of the United Way of America. The United Way of Whitewater Valley pays dues annually and in return receives training opportunities and other valuable resources. United Way of America has no policy setting ability. All policies and operations are overseen by the local United Way of Whitewater Valley Board of Directors.
In 2008 the United Way partnered with 6 other community organizations to complete the “Community Voices” assessment. When you give to United Way, you can be assured that those with the greatest need will be helped. This is because only the United Way provides a review process run by concerned volunteers who serve on the Program Funding Committee. You get a year-round double check on the use of your gift.