Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Thank You!

THANKS to generous donors and organizations who contributed $1,300,363 to empower your community!

Funds raised during the campaign remain local to support effective programs strengthening the building blocks of a better life – Education, Earnings, and the Essentials. United Way works with 25 member agencies and many other partners to help everyone in the community learn more, earn more, and lead a safer and healthier life. Each donation is vital – every dollar helps provide local people and their families with opportunities to improve their education, increase their economic mobility, and have access to life’s essentials like housing, food, health care, and help during a crisis. United Way supports initiatives and member agency programs designed to strengthen the Monroe, Owen, and Greene communities in the long-run, while also helping people get back on their feet today.

Gifts to United Way impact one in three local lives by:

A sampling of how donations are empowering community members:

  • Providing groceries and healthy meals to low-income families helps them stretch their budgets further.
    Why it matters: Locally, 41% of children qualify for free or reduced lunch at school. Those food needs don’t end when the school bell rings.
  • Providing door-to-door trips for a senior unable to drive can allow them to stay in their homes.
    Why it matters: With the right modifications and support, most seniors can remain independent and in their own homes longer.
  • Providing flu vaccines to high-risk, low-income patients helps them prepare for the winter months.
    Why it matters: Even with the passage of federal legislation, hundreds of local low-income families are ineligible for, or unable to afford, health coverage. Preventing and treating chronic and acute illnesses keeps people from needing expensive emergency care and allows them to be more productive at work and home.
  • Preventing homelessness for an at-risk family.
    Why it matters: Losing a place to live is expensive and destabilizing. 42% of United Way member agency clients are employed, but often face tough choices to make ends meet.
  • Providing transportation for kids to attend daily high-quality after-school care while their parents remain at work.
    Why it matters: Parents with reliable childcare are more likely to keep stable employment and improve their economic situation.
  • Providing job support so a person with developmental disabilities can maintain employment helping him become more self-sufficient.
    Why it matters: Only 36% of working age people with developmental disabilities who want jobs are employed.
  • Providing young children with high-quality childcare.
    Why it matters: 85% of brain growth happens by age 5. Robust early learning experiences are critical for kids to get a smart start in life.

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