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Our Work

EDUCATION

A good education is essential for the future success of our children.  Helping children achieve their potential prepares them for life and produces independent, successful adults.

 

FINANCIAL STABILITY

A quality education leads to a stable job that creates enough income to support a family through retirement.  Every family needs enough income to pay for the necessities and provide a stable home.

 

HEALTH

Health is important to all of us and factors into every aspect of our lives.  Adults and children who are in good mental and physical health are productive at work and school, and are more likely to give back to their community.

 

SAFETY NET
United Way understands when families find themselves in crisis due to job loss, health issues, or even disasters, they need safety net programs to lean on.  That's why United Way continues to support programs that offer assistance with food and clothing, as well as emergency assistance with medication and utilities.

 

THESE ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A GOOD LIFE FOR EVERYONE.

 

United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

 

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Assets for Independence
Promotes asset-building tools and strategies such as Individual Development Accounts, a tool to enable low-income families to save, build assets, and enter the financial mainstream.

Long-Term Recovery is bringing the community together to rebuild lives after disaster.

 

 

Success By 6 is a United Way initiative that seeks to ensure all children who enter first grade will be ready to learn and thrive. We do this through Kindergarten readiness programs such as Kinder Camp, Kindergarten, Here I Come, and Kindergarten readiness calendars. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Freebie Reads reading and home programs also benefit  preschool children.

 

2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, free, phone service that links you with the best available services for your individual needs. 2-1-1 is a service of United Way of Etowah County's First Call For Help.

 

Volunteer Solutions is a Volunteer Matching Program that helps connect individuals with volunteer opportunities in their community.

 

Visit the website and check out opportunities in Etowah County. www.volunteersolutions.org/uwec

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