We are back and we want to thank you for your patience as we have been working to update our website!
As a part of our accountability to the community, we will be posting regular updates here. The content may be about recent events, profiling our community partners, or sharing something that has an impact on our communities.
For our first blog, we thought it important to highlight ourselves! We know that most people have “heard of” United Way, but there are still many individuals that may not truly understand our mission.
HOW WE HELP
United Way’s work focuses on three key strategies that create opportunities for everyone in our communities to live a better life. When you donate to the Community Fund, your dollar will go further as it will support not just one, but dozens of charities across Newfoundland and Labrador. With the revenue raised during our annual fundraising campaigns, we strategically invest in communities and neighbourhoods throughout our Province. Our priority investment areas are:
MOVING PEOPLE FROM POVERTY TO POSSIBILITY:
United Way is helping to meet the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable people, giving every Canadian the opportunity to realize a better future.
HELPING KIDS BE ALL THEY CAN BE:
United Way is giving children and youth the support they need to get a great start in life, do well in school, and reach their full potential.
BUILDING STRONG AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: United Way is creating vibrant neighbourhoods, where everyone experiences a sense of belonging and connection to one another.
Your donations will:
- Stay right here in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Be invested where the need is greatest across the province
- Support charities you know and love, as well as lesser-known charities you will grow to love
- Support specific projects and programs with demonstrated results
- Create opportunities for a better life for everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador
At United Way, we like to think – and work – differently. What exactly sets us apart?
WE ARE LOCAL EXPERTS
Through research, consultation and experience, we know where the need is greatest in each community – and we invest our efforts and your donations where they will have the greatest results.
WE BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
We make sure the right people, organizations and skills are at the table to solve the tough problems. We work together with nonprofits, government, community agencies, corporate partners, labour and donors to improve lives across Canada.
WE ADDRESS ROOT CAUSES
While a band-aid fix may help in the short-term, we also aim to create lasting change. By learning more about the factors that influence issues like poverty, we can tackle them early and develop long-term solutions.
YOU CAN CHANGE LIVES
Join us as we create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities.
Post contributed by Tammy Davis, Executive Director