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We believe that every individual member of our community has the ability to shape our collective future. Our individual efforts combine into a strong, powerful, united way of serving our community. 

Check out the many ways you can join United Way to make the future brighter for our region.


Your support of United Way’s Community Impact Fund enables us to run to community challenges like COVID-19 and racial injustice while strengthening the foundational building blocks that make a community strong. And this year your new or increased donation to the Community Impact Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar up to $450,000, thanks to the Stronger Together Challenge funded by LeChase Construction, M&T Bank, Five Star Bank, ESL Federal Credit Union, and O’Connell Electric.

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Join in the region's largest annual day of service in May, with more than 5,000 people from 150 local companies volunteering at 200+ nonprofit project sites to garden, paint, clean, read to kids, and more. 

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Clinical and general volunteer support is needed for the largest public health response in our lifetime: getting the public vaccinated for COVID-19. Apply to be part of our vaccine volunteer force so that you can be ready to help with various roles as vaccines arrive and new distribution sites are added. Shifts will be available day and evening, 7 days a week.

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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 community so that everyone can thrive. Your time and talent can make a critical difference right here in our community.

Learn more about how you can give your time and talent to help build a stronger region. 


United Way hosts and supports seven leadership development programs to infuse and promote diversity and inclusion in local leadership positions, on boards and committees, and in volunteer service positions for local organizations. Now in operation for more than 30 years, our programs strive to ensure that all voices are heard and all people are represented in creating meaningful, lasting change across our community. 

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The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. Join more than 100,000 community members and 460 organizations that have learned and grown together.

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