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Take The Challenge!

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Donating to United Way can enter you into drawings for great daily prizes, now through November 30th.

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.

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Monday, November 12th, 2018

For National Apprenticeship Week, we’ll be highlighting individuals taking part in the American Apprenticeship Initiative of WNY as a way to say Thank You. Celebrate with us and learn more about what registered apprenticeships mean for the community.

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. 

United Way's Response to Recent Hurricanes

Monday, September 4th, 2017

United Way creates the Harvey Recovery Fund. 

United Way announces 2017-2019 Funding Decisions

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) today announced $4,587,000 in yearly funding in support of their  2017-2019 investment cycle.

A Profile of Pre-Term Births in Erie County

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Learn more and read our most recent report card issued by United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.