Changing How We Invest in Our Community:
Why and How United Way is Focusing on Education
A Good Story Goes a Long Way
Think about it, when children go to bed at night, they don’t say “tell me some facts,” they say “tell me a story.” In this section are real life examples of people right here in our community—people just like you, who found themselves in need of human services. The stories are quite different, but they all have one thing in common—gratitude for your gifts. See the following stories on this site: http://uwcc.net/ways-campaign-stories.php
Shirley and Barb's Story
Renee & Riley's Story
Ken and Marie's Story
Charitable giving is fine, but......
We are all members of different communities when we are not at work. Engaging in philanthropy and community-supporting activities affirms the connection between work hours and personal lives, and those of our families and friends.
United Way is uniquely positioned for this work
United Way of Cass-Clay connects people to people, needs to resources, and experts to advocates to improve lives and advance the common good throughout our community.
I support a favorite charity of my own. Why give to United Way, too?
We all have our favorite charities, but the problems of the community are much larger than any one agency can handle. United Way partner programs offer a broad mix of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of our whole community. Plus, the United Way campaign helps keep agency fundraising costs low.
I don't live in town so I don't feel I need to give.
United Way of Cass-Clay serves not only Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo-Dilworth, but surrounding communities that are in Cass and Clay Counties. People who need services come to where the agency is, and in most cases, that is the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
The United Way helps only the poor in the community-not people like me.
People of ALL income levels in our community receive services. We all benefit from a healthier, happier community.
I pay taxes. Don't those dollars help people?
Many people who are helped by government agencies also require the services of the private sector-those programs funded by United Way. These agencies fill in gaps and supplement health and human service needs in our community.