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February 11th is 2-1-1 Day!

Friday, February 8th, 2019

2-1-1 is an easy and reliable way to navigate the complex network of health and human services in our community. Help can be just one phone call away.

Get Your Taxes Filed For Free!

Monday, February 4th, 2019

For people who made under $66,000 in 2018 there are options to get your taxes filed free of charge.

Resources For Furloughed Government Workers

Friday, January 25th, 2019

If you or someone you know has been affected by the government shutdown, please don't hesitate to contact 2-1-1 WNY to get connected to resources that can help.

Blog: 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 to Help More New Mothers Like Sierra

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Additional funding for GO Buffalo Mom from Univera Healthcare will help more expectant mothers in our community.

Make a Difference for Families in Erie County This Giving Tuesday

Monday, November 26th, 2018

41% of families in Erie County can't afford things like rent, childcare, or medical expenses. Together, we can change that. On Tuesday, November 27th please consider investing your Giving Tuesday gift in United Way: Families.

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 Our Campaign Co-Chairs 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.

Blog: Pitch 10 Helps Grassroots Gardens WNY Prepare for Winter

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Grassroots Gardens WNY share their experience taking home the top prize at Next Generation United's Pitch 10 event.

Women United Advocates for SNAP

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Today, Women United leaders across the United States are joining together to advocate for SNAP and defend against potential cuts which would take away food from children, women, older Americans, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Blog: 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.

#UnitedWayChat Meets Labor

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

The #UnitedWayChat originally scheduled for September 12th has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 31st.

United We Fight

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

At United Way we pride ourselves on the great work that we are able to do in this community. Work that wouldn't be possible without your help. Join us in making our home the best place to live for everyone.

 

Looking Back on Day of Caring 2018

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Take a glimpse at the great work our 3,000+ volunteers accomplished during the 26th annual Day of Caring!

Why Grade-level Reading Matters More Than You Think

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Kids who read proficiently by third grade are more likely to graduate high school.

100 Women Who Care Celebrates Another Successful Year

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The annual Women United event hosted a sold-out crowd, awarding another $10,000 to cap off the evening.

Help Kids Stay Sharp This Summer

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Help younger students stay on track, even while they're on vacation.

Support Local Mothers during the Community Baby Shower

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The Community Baby Shower is a community-wide event to collect essential baby items that help at-risk mothers by providing them with basic supplies and support needed to give their babies a healthy start, which is critical to the baby’s continued health and development.

Don't Pay to File Your Taxes!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Take the Challenge!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Give a little. Change a lot.