The mission of the United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties, Inc. is to lead our community's efforts in improving the quality of life for those in need by focusing on impact areas of education, health and financial stability.
We use locally raised money to help those people who live in Guernsey, Noble and Monroe Counties.
United Way partners with you in creating a giving program which develops solutions for the whole community.
By giving to the United Way, you join others whose gifts are addressing critical community issues: nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, supporting older people, promoting health and wellness and increasing self-sufficiency. Your one gift will help all kinds of people - all at the same time.
You also have the choice to designate all or part of your gift to your favorite charity or an agency that has helped you, a family member, friend or neighbor.
In addition to supporting large, well-known agencies, your United Way gift helps small lesser known agencies who often do not have the time nor the manpower to fundraise. We also have two of our own initiatives:
Women's Initiative focusing on early childhood literacy bringing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program to our communities. Children enrolled in the program, receive a new, age appropriate book, monthly, birth through their 5th birthday.
Young Professionals group provides an opportunity for young professionals to network with one another while working with teens to develop soft skills, learn about career fields in our communities from the young professionals through job shadowing and develop a sense of community though community service projects.
United Way keeps fundraising costs low, so nearly all of your contributions help people with the greatest needs.
A network of several hundred volunteers helps to conduct the annual campaign. Therefore, your money helps those in need.
Help Wanted: Seeking Passionate United Way Advocates
United Way is seeking ambassadors to help make our 2016-17 campaign successful by motivating our community to give, advocate and volunteer. It takes an army of committed advocates to advance education, income and health in our community. Our ambassadors range from students to recent college grades to seasoned community members. We need people to hold fundraisers, workplace campaigns, assist with our community kick-off events, participate in our Community Days of Caring, join a committee and many other opportunities. If you are looking for a new experience, call us to find out more about our mission and aspirations as well as our agencies, initiatives and impact area.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we'd like to thank all the many volunteers that allow us to Live United in Guernsey, Noble and Monroe Counties!