Living united: buffalo & erie county

United Way: Families Ambassador Holly Taughrin Talks Helping Students, Growing Up Poor

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

For our newest United Way: Families Ambassadors, the issue of struggling families hits close to home.

Additional Funding for GO Buffalo Mom Can Help More Moms Like Sierra

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Ann additional $49,650 in funding from Univera Healthcare will help support GO Buffalo Mom; a program that helps ensure pregnant mothers access prenatal care on a consistent basis.

Veterans in Manufacturing

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Meet Amanda

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Meet JoAnn

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Meet Niayah & Carolyn

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Meet Stephen

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Meet Amanda & Kelly

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Meet Emma & Christine

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Meet Anna

Monday, November 12th, 2018

The Benefits of Sports For Girls Go Far Beyond the Playing Field

Friday, October 26th, 2018

We asked Anna-Lesa Calvert of Algonquin Sports for Kids why she thinks sports can make such a big difference in the lives of young women.

Q & A: Get to Know Debbie Hayes and Keith Stolzenburg

Friday, October 5th, 2018

We sat down with this year's United Way campaign co-chairs Debbie Hayes and Keith Stolzenburg to learn more about how they Live United.

Pitch 10 Helps Grassroots Gardens WNY Prepare for Winter

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Grassroots Gardens WNY share their experience participating in Next Generation United's Pitch 10 event.

United Way Helps Preschoolers Learn to Read in Lackawanna

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

United Way Education Program Director Melodie Baker shares how a new reading program made all the difference in Lackawannan Pre-K classrooms.

Our Founder Ansley Wilcox

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Since UWBEC’s first campaign in 1917, it has always been a product of community effort; however, we credit Ansley Wilcox as our “founder.” Now here’s a piece of trivia for you: Which president was close friends with Ansley and was sworn into office at the Wilcox Mansion on September 14, 1901?

Celebrating Labor over the Years

Monday, September 4th, 2017

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of our partnership with labor organizations. Check out our blog for some throwback photos and some highlights from over the years!

All About Tocqueville

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Today is Alexis de Tocqueville’s 212th birthday! Read our special blog post for a little history behind our Tocqueville Society!

Memory Lane: The 1996 Olympic Torch Run

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Do you remember the 1996 Olympic Torch Run? Did you come out to see the Olympic flame passed through your town? Were you a “torchbearer” yourself? Tell us what you remember! Or take a run down memory lane in our most recent blog post…

A Poet’s Donation

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

In the spirit of National Poetry Month, we’d like to share something we found in our historical archives. In 1919, a Buffalo poet donated a poem for us to use during campaign time.

An Old Tradition: Miss United Way

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Did you know that United Way used to host “Miss United Way” competitions in the 70s? Check out our blog for some blast-from-the-past pictures!