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When you give to United Way, your gift stays right here in Jefferson and North Walworth counties and is invested in areas identified by our community as being of the highest priority. The growth that United Way has experienced directly resulted from increased impactful support for LOCAL nonprofit partners, pillar grant projects, and community programs. United Way is focused on results to ensure that your gift will make the greatest impact possible.

Top 10 Reasons to Give through United Way:

  1. Your donation is truly an investment in community impact. In a service area that includes 43,607 people, almost 65% of people in our communities utilized a service that United Way (and our donors!) help support.
  2. Any level of investment is impactful. Our previous campaign provided services to 28,252 LOCAL clients, which breaks down to $8.50 being able to directly aid one community member in need.
  3. Your investment stays LOCAL.
  4. We all benefit from your investment. When community members support each other, we all benefit. Healthy, educated, and financially sustainable community members create healthy and strong communities.
  5. You get to be a part of community-based solutions. Your investment makes you a part of making our communities better.
  6. We hold our agencies (and all grant recipients) accountable.
  7. Your investment can cover a wide range of support for those in need. Our grant recipients and programs provide local services ranging from dental care, to mental health counseling, to peer support, to mentorship, to temporary housing, to in-home care for the elderly, to affordable youth recreation, to literacy and ESL instruction, to student nutrition, and so much more!
  8. You tell us how you want your investment allocated. All donors can designate exactly where they want their donation allocated.
  9. Payroll deduction option. Donors pledging through a workplace campaign have the option of donating through payroll deduction.
  10. Tax deductible. All financial pledges made to our United Way are 100% tax deductible.

There are a number of ways to support the United Way and our campaign – pledging a financial donation, advocating on behalf of United Way and/or our partner agencies, or volunteering with either United Way or one of the 38 local organizations currently registered on At United Way, they believe the strongest communities are built by focusing on all elements of support – giving, advocating, and volunteering.