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United Way

Thank You

We would like to thank our current and future United Way donors. Our community needs your support of United Way. We thank you and don't ever want to take your generosity, or United Way's ability to respond to our community's most important needs, for granted. So we are reminding you to pledge to United Way for this year's giving campaign and we're asking you to contribute what you can.

Every contribution, no matter how small, helps. Our United Way is effective. It uses your money wisely. It supports home visits for the elderly, getting kids ready for school, diversity, training programs to get folks ready for work, housing stabilization and so much more. United Way needs your support. The pledge of $19.23 per week is the leadership level. We ask that you pledge at this level, or above if you can, to help us continue to make our impact. Your contributions ensure United Way will be able to meet the needs of those in our community. Every contribution makes a massive difference in the communities in which we all LIVE UNITED in.

What is Collective Impact?

Top Things to Know about United Way of the Greater Dayton Area

  • More than 130,000 people experiencing crisis were connected to help by calling United Way’s HelpLink 2-1-1. HelpLink is a free and confidential service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. HelpLink 2-1-1 largest comprehensive information and referral service in the region!
  • Each year United Way of the Greater Dayton Area invests more than $4M donor dollars into developing and implementing solutions to address your communities’ most serious issues. Live United Grants ensure vulnerable individuals, families and seniors have access to services that are essential to their wellbeing – today and tomorrow. Live United funds increase access to emergency food, shelter, prescriptions, immediate crisis support, and freedom from violence, resiliency and literacy training and support for individuals, families, and seniors.
  • More than 400 students attended a United Way supported 2019 Freedom School! Freedom Schools is a 6-week literacy program, for at risk youth, providing a safe, nurturing, literacy rich environment for children to develop a love for reading, improve their reading skills, and grow in personal resiliency. CHILDREN WHO ATTEND FREEDOM SCHOOLS AVERAGE higher reading scores, when returning from summer break, compare to students who do not attend a summer program.
  • United Way of the Greater Dayton engages local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic, faith-based organizations, educators, labor support, health solutions, seniors, and students to work collectively toward creating Stability for individuals, families and seniors.
  • There are more than 1,800 United Ways in 42 countries. Each United Way is autonomous, which means each United Way has a board of volunteers to direct the organization. ALL funds raised stay in the local community. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area serves Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties and has been a vital part of the community.
  • A gift to the LIVE UNITED FUND allows UW Volunteers to direct your gifts to support services proven to meet the needs of individuals, families, and seniors. LIVE UNITED FUND provides support for essential services that address basic needs, supportive programs teaching literacy, resiliency, and solutions to removing barriers to success and offering real solutions in a crisis. This is the best way to support the work being done by your favorite organizations while maximizing the impact of your gift.
  • Your United Way connects local residents affected by local, regional, state, and national disasters to essential services and support including financial assistance and emergency housing. Each year your donations provide more than 300,000 services to everyday people living in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

A Day in the Life of Your United Way Contribution

Addressing community need. Driving solutions. Measure results. See a day in the life of your United Way contribution.

Social Media Links

Facebook: DaytonUnitedWay

Instagram: #LiveUnitedDayton

Twitter: @DaytonUnitedWay