In January, 2020 the United Way of Walworth County hosted our first partner agency meeting, bringing together Executive Directors from over 40 charitable agencies in Walworth County. These agencies fight for food, health, financial stability, shelter, education, and safety. They fight for every resident of Walworth County. They make Walworth County a better place to live, for all of us. We couldn’t have foreseen how significant this connection would become as we entered into unprecedented times.
Your one gift to United Way serves more than 40 charitable agencies in Walworth County. With one gift, you support programs for our youth, people with disabilities, the elderly, those with medical and physical needs, those in need of emergency food or shelter and other services. Your one gift touches thousands of people in Walworth County!
What does Walworth County receive in return for the 2% in dues that is paid to United Way Worldwide? That money brings programs like the 211 Helpline, and SingleCare, a free prescription savings card, to Walworth County. United Way Worldwide also sends us numerous donations from national corporations which we might not otherwise receive. And through the United Way Worldwide’s partnership in the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, we receive thousands of dollars annually to assist our local food pantries and shelters. All this for 2 pennies from each dollar.
Become a member of the United Way of Walworth County Friendship Circle today!
The United Way of Walworth County is local. Every agency must show how they serve people in our communities before they receive funding. The United Way Community Impact Committee, comprised of your friends and neighbors who know the needs of your community, review all applications to be sure that your donation has the greatest impact.
The United Way of Walworth County focuses on three important impact areas – Health, Education and Income. We serve our communities by enhancing health and supporting wellness; by building and sustaining strong families; by helping children and youth achieve their potential; and by meeting basic needs, building and sustaining self-sufficiency. It’s not just about funding agencies; it’s about supporting systemic change for the common good in Walworth County.
Your gift to the United Way of Walworth County can be designated to a specific funded agency that has special meaning to you. You can choose how your dollars are used or you can allow us to distribute your funds toward the greatest need. It’s your choice.