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We are saddened by the horrifying shooting in Buffalo over the weekend. Our heart goes out to the families of the victims and the Buffalo community affected by this hateful act of violence. Racism has NO PLACE in our society or our communities. At United Way, we stand firm in our commitment to making our community equitable and just. We are in contact with our partners at United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, and we stand ready to provide support. If you are seeking crisis support, please call 211. Visit United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

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Our needs are profound— yet our capacity for good is endless. Now is the time to come together to inspire change for a better tomorrow. Make way for good by giving today!

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Day of Caring 2022

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 19, and join us for the largest community-wide volunteer event across our region serving Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming counties! 
Whether you're a first-time volunteer or a Day of Caring veteran, we hope you'll safely connect with co-workers, friends, and family to spend the day helping others.

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Your donation enables United Way to respond to our community’s needs year-round to make a tremendous difference to so many of our neighbors who are experiencing unprecedented hardship.

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Our community needs you. When you volunteer through United Way you help fulfill our mission to unite the goodwill and resources of the Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes community so that everyone can thrive. Your time and talent can make a critical difference right here in our community.

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Systems Integration Project Begins Early Adoption

Beginning in April, the Systems Integration Project (SIP) will contract with multiple service provider organizations to adopt and implement a new, more integrated way for community members to connect and access services. Throughout early adoption, SIP will learn and improve in preparation for taking the project to scale—opening it up to the entire community. There are still other ways organizations and individuals can get involved with SIP and learn more.

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2022 Campaign Kickoff

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes announced the launch of its first-ever six-county campaign and 104th annual campaign themed Make Way for Good. The organization also announced that Frank Hamlin, President, and CEO of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, would take on the role of 2022 Campaign Chair.

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Discussing the United Way's African American Leadership Development Program

The United Way's African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP) was featured on Connections with Evan Dawson. United Way Staff and Program Alumni discussed the impact the program has had on them and how their work in the program has influenced their careers.

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54,000 COVID-19 test kits distributed to Rochester Non-Profits

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WROC) — Monroe County partnered with United Way Friday morning for a COVID-19 test kit distribution drive-through. United Way of Greater Rochester partnered with the Finger Lakes and Monroe County to distribute 54,000 free COVID-19 rapid test kits to 125 local non-profits.

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ROC The Day breaks Giving Tuesday record

In its second record-breaking year in a row, the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region mobilized to donate $1,196,259 to 570 local nonprofits in just 24-hours during ROC the Day, beating 2020’s $1,054,043 million total. More than 9,000 donations were made to local nonprofits, which aligns with #GivingTuesday, a global effort to give back during the holiday season.

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United Ways merge to efficiently and effectively mobilize resources and strengthen communities across six-county footprint. alignment across Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties positions United Way to create greater impact throughout the region. United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes to return to pre-pandemic funding levels and announces an additional $125,000 in grants across communities.

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