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2022 Campaign Kickoff

January 19 at 12pm RSVP

Tune in as we kick off our first-ever six-county campaign, take you on a tour of the region, learn about the collective impact we achieved in 2021, and introduce our 2022 campaign chair. 

We are so grateful for all your past support, please join us again this year as we strive to keep moving forward and make way for good.

Check back on Wednesday, January 19 at 12pm to watch live.

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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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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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Family First Federal Credit Union donates to United Way's backpack program

As an expansion of their commitment to communities within their footprint, Family First Federal Credit Union (FFFCU) held an employee food drive to help provide supplies to the United Way Backpack Program. This program supplies weekend meals to students within multiple school districts in Genesee County.

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Level Up Champion

United Way is a proud Level Up Champion committed to investing in our employees and taking part in this community collaborative to address poverty in the Greater Rochester Area.

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Built United

Our partners at LeChase Construction and Wegmans were featured on this week’s United Way Wednesday on Fox Rochester, to talk about a new initiative - Built United. LeChase CEO and United Way Campaign Chair Bill Goodrich and Wegmans Community Relations Manager Linda Lovejoy provided an update on how the project is directly impacting nonprofits and the people they serve across our region.

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UNITED WAYS MERGE

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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