Each week over the last few months, we shared videos highlighting the community-based organizations, corporate partners, individual donors, and volunteers that enable UWGCR to be HERE FOR GOOD.
To view all of our "Why I" videos, click here.
This week, we're featuring:
Read Week EIGHT of the Here For GOOD Digest
Join United Way on the HERE FOR GOOD Highway!
The Next Generation of Leaders
Featuring children who engage with many of the local organizations we partner with in our eight-county region, this video captures the essence of what it means to be HERE FOR GOOD. We hope you're as moved by their words as we are and that you're inspired to become a recurring donor.
United Way is advancing community well-being on a generational scale
To us, well-being means everyone across the Greater Capital Region experiences the conditions and opportunities they need and want to be happy, healthy, and thriving.
Meals were provided to children, teens and seniors through United Way-sponsored programs in 2022.
Kids and young adults developed confidence with English & literacy proficiency, coding, and tech skills through United Way 22-23 investments.
In Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) were returned to community members who filed their 2022 taxes through United Way’s VITA program.
We continue to prove the best way to move the needle is through collaboration.
As a supporter of United Way, your donation helps us meet the immediate needs of families and individuals across the 8 Capital Region counties, particularly the more than 167,000 households that live below the ALICE threshold and struggle to make ends meet.
United Way of the Greater Capital Region is HERE FOR GOOD, serving families and individuals in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties.
NOURISH HEALTHY HABITS
During the summer months, when hunger is at its highest, UWGCR and its partners served 1.9M meals to kids in the Capital Region since 2013 through the Summer Meals Collaborative.
PROMOTE FINANCIAL LITERACY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
UWGCR and four local nonprofit partners engaged 105 kids in Danny Dollar Academy, a program for grade-school children to improve their financial literacy and spark their entrepreneurial spirit.
PROVIDE BASIC NEEDS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Wraparound service agencies provide a convenient, one-stop shop for families to meet their most basic needs. UWGCR’s network of six Family Neighborhood Resource Centers connected 11,000 families in 2022 to food, clothing, counseling services, and more.
ADVANCE TRUST-BASED PHILANTHROPY
Nonprofits are best positioned to determine how to use their funds, resulting in more significant, flexible, and longer-term grants. In 2023, UWGCR invested more than $3 million to over 70 nonprofit partners.
HERE FOR GOOD Digest
10.16.23 | Campaign season is HERE!
10.23.23 | Fight for ALICE
10.31.23 | FNRCs
11.7.23 | Summer Meals
11.15 | Giving Tuesday launch
11.21 | One week until Giving Tuesday
11.28 | Happy Giving Tuesday!
12.5 | An inside look at Danny Dollar Academy
12.12 | Season of giving, a greeting from Board Chair, Brian Sano