About United Way of the Greater Capital Region
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
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United Way improves lives and community conditions across the Greater Capital Region. We do this by investing in programs and leading initiatives that bring partners together around issues that are best addressed collectively. Our work is based on the belief that together, united, we achieve far more than any single person or agency could alone. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.
United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. We focus on issues in EDUCATION, INCOME, HEALTH and BASIC NEEDS because these are building blocks for a good life and healthy community. Our approach is to address community issues at their root so solutions are lasting and everyone has the opportunity for a good life and brighter future.
The result is changed lives, and improved community conditions, measured by
- local families who have sufficient income for food, housing and other basic needs
- children who start their lives healthy and enter school ready to learn
- teens who stay in school and gain skills to succeed academically and in life after graduation
- families who have the support they need to stay healthy and strong through life's challenges
- senior citizens who have access to community services and social enrichment
Did you know?
100 community programs and initiatives operated by 56 local agencies received a United Way investment in our most-recent grant cycle. These programs demonstrated their effectiveness at meeting critical needs for individuals and families across the greater Capital Region.
Last year, United Way of the Greater Capital Region mobilized nearly 34,000 individual donors, 350 corporations, 50 organized labor unions, state and federal government employees, a network of nearly 100 human service agencies, and a team of more than 1,300 volunteers - in the powerful cause of advancing the common good.
You donation to United Way's Community Care Fund stays local and is invested strategically, through the guidance of community volunteers, in programs that have demonstrated their effectiveness at changing lives and improving community conditions.
With one gift to United Way's Community Care Fund, you can help...
A single mother who desperately wants to get off welfare to provide a better life for her children - a teen who needs a safe and constructive place to go after school - an elderly man with a vision impairment who recently lost his wife and needs assistance with daily living - a family of four whose possessions were destroyed in a fire - a woman in need of grief counseling after losing a parent to cancer - a teen mother who wants to get her life back on track - newborn's young mother who needs support to get her baby ready to start school at age 6, a homeless man who hasn't eaten in two days, a woman and her children in need of shelter to escape being beaten and verbally abused...and more.