Living united: buffalo & erie county

United Way's Green Team Celebrates Earth Day

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Green Team at United Way has been busy since they first got started just a few short months ago. Take a look at the difference they've made already!

Meet Jeff Slawson, United Way: Families April Ambassador

Monday, April 15th, 2019

We sat down with April's United Way Families Ambassador Jeff Slawson to learn more about what makes him tick, and why he's so passionate about giving back.

From Bankruptcy to Homeownership Thanks to Free Tax Prep

Monday, April 15th, 2019

After her divorce, Christina suddenly found herself a single mother of three in deep financial trouble. Hear how her experience at a free tax prep event led to so much more than she could have imagined.

Little Things Make A Big Difference For Our Community

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Our March United Way: Families Ambassador talks about how she chooses to give back over the course of the year and how little things can make a big difference for families in our community.

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

An 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.

AAI of WNY: Veterans in Manufacturing

Monday, November 12th, 2018

AAI of WNY: Meet Apprentice Amanda

Monday, November 12th, 2018

AAI of WNY: Meet Apprentice JoAnn

Monday, November 12th, 2018

AAI of WNY: Meet Apprentice Stephen

Monday, November 12th, 2018

AAI of WNY: Meet Employer Anna

Monday, November 12th, 2018

2018 Philanthropists of the Year: Robert and Chesterine Stevenson

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Robert and Chesterine Stevenson’s commitment to this community exemplified by whole-hearted community service, strong organizational leadership, and selfless philanthropy is why we are proud to name them as the 2018 Philanthropists of the Year.

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.

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!