Donors often times have personal reasons and specific causes that they want to support, which we applaud. At the same time they would like to help the community as a whole, but do not have the time to research who, where and how to give. That’s where UWCNY can help.
United Way is the only way you can give to the whole community. So, while supporting a single health and human service organization is certainly a choice you can make, please also consider giving a portion of your gift as undesignated to benefit the Community Fund. That way, you can maximize the impact of your gift by combining it with the giving power of thousands of others. You will then be part of a community force that works together to strengthen our entire community. Another benefit to you is convenience. Most employers allow you to use payroll deduction to make your pledge. This allows you to spread your pledge out and afford you the opportunity to give more than if you were to make a single gift. Some companies match your gift as well. The great part about payroll deduction is you do it once a year and then don’t have to worry about it again.
No single agency can meet all community needs and often times a person that is looking for help needs a combination of agency services. UWCNY partner agencies often work together producing the best outcome. United Way of CNY supports a broad network of services, providing essential services with specfic programs. United Way planning and the coordination of services gets the most out of your contributed dollar.