You know it’s October, because suddenly pink ribbons are everywhere, people are biking and running and making calls to raise awareness about breast cancer, and talking heads and celebrity spokespeople are doing their part to spread the word.
This year, however, I humbly suggest that we broaden the discussion, because awareness is not enough. If we really want to trumpet the importance of detecting breast cancer early on, then we also have to address the fact that too many people still don’t have access to potentially life-saving preventive medicine.More
In Davenport, Iowa, Jessica is now financially independent, and she and her three children are safe. Their family has come a long way since she escaped a long-term abusive relationship and found support and counseling from United Way.More
September is Suicide Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about ways we can save more of the nearly 40,000 people who end their lives every year. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 12-18. And among veterans the suicide rate has been on the rise in recent years. But suicide is also highly preventable and we all can be part of the solution in our communities. In fact, it’s already happening in big cities and small towns around America.More
Use United Way’s new interactive infographic to follow Jamie on his path to success in school, work and life. Click on formative moments in his life to see real-life examples of how people are coming together to make a difference. Not just in the lives of kids like Jamie, but also in the communities where kids like Jamie live, work and play.More
Change has come to Pamdu, a close-knit community in southern Ghana.
Our story begins with 16-year old Suleiman Ibrahaim, a young man who is no longer missing classes at school. What accounts for his improved attendance rate? It’s not a new school. It’s not better teachers. It’s actually something as simple as water.More
In Camden, New Jersey, United Way has brought the community together to tackle important health issues -- and the results are inspiring! More
Melody wasn’t looking for a hand out; she was looking for a hand up. Today she provides for her children and is pursuing a career – one of 1,000s of people that United Way of Rhode Island has helped get on more solid financial ground. More
For the last six years, the community has been reaching out through United Way Poland to children and youth living in poverty. More
More than 10,000 children have received early screenings for health issues that could impede their success in school. More
Financial help centers have helped more than 17,000 people find jobs, take control of their debt, and get on more solid financial ground. And the whole community benefits… More
How young leaders in Mumbai, India have already vaccinated nearly 9,000 people against the disease. More