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CHANGING CONDITIONS IN PIERCE COUNTY

United Way of Pierce County has been serving this community for nearly 100 years. In the beginning, we were all about raising funds and distributing them to local programs. We still do fundraising and we still invest in local efforts but we are not the same organization we were in 1921. Today, United Way of Pierce County is about more than funding human services. We are about changing conditions and making a lasting impact in our community.  We still raise money annually through our workplace campaign but we also combine those funds with the gifts of other individuals and grants. We strategically invest in programs and efforts that are aligned with our goal of breaking the cycle of poverty because we know one organzation alone can't solve our community's toughest issues, but together, united, we can. We support those efforts with volunteer help and in-kind goods. We advocate at the state and local level to make sure government resources for struggling families are available. We put every resource we have into breaking the cycle of poverty in Pierce County.

OUR GOAL

By 2024, United Way of Pierce County will, in collaboration with community partners, break the cycle of poverty by removing barriers and focusing on long-term solutions.
 

HOW DO WE DO THIS?

Poverty is a complex issue. To break the cycle of poverty in Pierce County, it is going to take all of us!
 
YOU - Donating, advocating and volunteering to break the cycle of poverty.
UNITED WAY STAFF  - Lending our expertise in volunteerism, data collection and analysis, evaluation and capacity building, early childhood education and more.
FUNDED NONPROFIT PARTNERS - Collaborating to share best practices and create community-wide solutions.
CORPORATIONS & SMALL BUSINESS - Investing time and money into the communities that need us the most.
VOLUNTEERS - Lending a hand to communities in need through mentoring, cleaning up neighborhoods, coaching and more.
COMMUNITY MEMBERS - Empowering themselves with the skills and resources they need to thrive!
LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES - Working together on critical legislation and public policy.
 
We invite you to join us in this important work. Whether you’re a donor, volunteer, or advocate, you are LIVING UNITED. And great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.