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Make change happen with your voice. Champion a cause. Get informed about local issues. Partner with a group that makes a difference. Write a letter. Blog. Tell your friends. 

Start by getting informed about the issues. Many individuals and families in our cities, towns and neighborhoods lack the basic things we all need for a good life. That's why United Way is committed to helping people meet their basic needs, gain a quality education, earn enough to achieve financial security, and achieve and maintain good health.

We are all people. Connected. Interdependent. United. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. When we advocate on behalf of our community and join a cause that makes an impact...everybody benefits. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Learn about some of the public policy initiatives that United Ways across New York State are working on.