YOUR GIFT DIRECTLY IMPACTS YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
$1/week ($52/year):
Buys work boots and a monthly bus pass for a father of four so he can return to work.
$5/week ($260/year):
Feeds three meals each day to a small family for three months--over 250 meals--until mom is called back to work.
$10/week ($520/year):
Keeps a grandmother and her two grandchildren from becoming homeless.
$20/week ($1,040/year):
Teaches a young mother to read her daughter's favorite book and complete a job application.

THE MOST POWERFUL WAY TO INVEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY

As it remains dedicated to fulfilling its mission to "mobilize the community to collectively reduce poverty," United Way of St. Joseph County continues to play an extremely important role in addressing current issues and meeting pressing needs. United Way serves as an umbrella organization that exists to provide unity among health and human service organizations, allowing them to be more effective. By forging collaborative partnerships, the United Way has a pulse on the community, determining the greatest areas of needs and being able to meet those needs in proper priority. Through the generous donations of people like you, United Way of St. Joseph County succeeds in creating immediate community impact as well as long lasting community change. 
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Donations to the Community Investment Fund are allocated to approved programs of United Way partner agencies.  Approval by the board and a diverse group of trained volunteers is based on careful analysis of program outcomes and effectiveness.
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In 2009, United Way of St. Joseph County conducted a community needs assessment, which analyzed local (including United Way Regional 2-1-1 information and referral statistics), state, and national statistics.  Upon review, the United Way of St. Joseph County and the board of directors determined that the priority areas of need for 2010-2020 are best defined by three categories:  Education, Income/Financial Stability, and Health.
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Based on the needs assessment, new community priority areas, evaluations of program applications and outcomes, and the difficult economic situation, the United Way Panel Allocation volunteers have recommended the following allocation percentages for each priority area:
  • Education: 30%
  • Income/Financial Stability: 45%
  • Health: 25%

YOUR GIFT DIRECTLY IMPACTS YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

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$1/week ($52/year): secures food, shelter and programs for a homeless family for one day.
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$5/week ($260/year): gives 2 struggling families the critical assistance needed to keep their utilities on.
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$10/week ($520/year): funds a quality preschool and childcare experience for 3 children for a week.
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$20/week ($1,040/year): provides nutritious meals for 6 weeks for 25 families struggling to meet the immediate needs of their children.

Click here to donate online today

Or, send a check to: United Way of St. Joseph County,
3517 East Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615-2282 
  
Visit the Campaign Toolkit section of our website for more campaign information or to download our campaign brochure. If you would like to give a gift of Stock please click here to see guidelines regarding this option or contact LaShawnda Flowers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
If you have any questions about how your gift is being invested in our community, please contact LaShawnda FlowersDirector of Finance & Administration, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Matt Harrington, President & CEO, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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United Way believes strongly in the rights of its donors to receive the information they need before choosing to donate. Click here to download a list of Donor Rights that United Way of St. Joseph County abides by.
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