You may wonder why we're asking you to give to United Way when your community is small and you can give directly to programs you appreciate. We think you should give to those programs! Charitable giving is a personal and voluntary decision and United Way encourages you do what is most comfortable to you.
What's valuable about giving to United Way is the way it works for communities as a whole. No single agency or program can benefit people in all the ways they may need help. Study after study has shown that before a community can be vital, the people in it need to have their basic needs met; they need to be educated; and they need to be healthy. Click here to see a list of North Shore agencies United Way supports. Ninety-nine cents of every dollar raised in Lake and Cook counties is invested in programs that are serving people in Lake and Cook counties.
When you invest in your community through United Way, a group of volunteers from your community determine how investments are made in local programs that help people with basic needs, education, and health. [If you're interested in being a part of this group, email email@example.com]
The workplace campaign is ultimately the easiest and most powerful way to invest in your community. It's also a safe choice for businesses. When businesses support their community through United Way, they are helping to ensure a strong community for all who live and work here.
Imagine what your gift can become.
If you have more questions, we hope you'll call!
Jan Gauthier at 304-702-2626 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your agency has a program that: meets basic needs, nurtures children & families or supports health & independence, you may be eligible to apply for funding. Please email Jan and send her your email, name, and agency name. She'll contact you when applications are ready. Thank you!