WHAT IS A UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN?
Each year, we see United Way volunteers and board members put on their campaign hats and venture out to raise money for the organization. Most of us attend meetings at our places of business, and many of us generously open our hearts and wallets. We do this with confidence, knowing that our money will go toward a “good cause.” We know United Way does “good things” for the community. But how much do we really know about the organization and about how our donations are being spent?
United Way of Screven County is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in Screven County by addressing critical human needs. The organization is unique in that we collaborate with 16 partner agencies to affect positive changes in Screven County as efficiently as possible. When non-profit organizations work together, not only can more good be accomplished, but also the cost of fundraising is dramatically reduced, leaving more money for what is important—helping people.
In fact, 92 cents out of every dollar donated to United Way goes to help people. Our Executive Director visit United Way’s partner agencies to evaluate their effectiveness and make funding recommendations to the United Way board of directors.