News Articles

United Way's Response To COVID-19

Friday, March 13th, 2020

As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of our community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and taking steps to minimize the impact of an outbreak. Here you will find links to community resources and United Way's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From Bankruptcy to Homeownership Thanks to Free Tax Prep

Monday, January 27th, 2020

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.

Take the United Way Challenge!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pledge at least $1 a week to be automatically entered in the 2019 United Way Challenge, where can you win big weekly and grand prizes. Click here to learn more.

We're Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Erie County Department of Social Services (ECDSS) Works Program.

Monday, October 28th, 2019

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) is currently seeking applications from qualified non-profit agencies for its 2020 Erie County Department of Social Services (ECDSS) Works Program.

Pitch 10's Winner, For Every Little Handprint, Plans to Expand in Second Year

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

We sat down with Olivia Larson, Executive Director of For Every Little Handprint to learn more about their work and what they plan on doing with the $10,000 first-place prize.

Meet Mary Teresa: Making Connections in the Workplace Day-After-Day

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

When employees struggle at home, they often bring added stress into the workplace, affecting job performance and employee retention. That's where people like Mary Teresa come in.  Learn what a typical day looks like for our Work/Life Solutions Resource Coordinator.

Women United Celebrates Success of Inaugural Gateway to Golf Event

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Women United held it's first Gateway to Golf event, bringing together over 125 women to learn golfing skills, play in a scramble tournament, and get to know each other. The event capped off with a keynote by Mary Wilson on the transformative power of sports in her life and what it can mean for all young women.

Women United Hosts Their 6th Annual Women Who Care Event

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Our 6th Annual Women Who Care Event was a huge success! Once again, a local nonprofit organization was voted to recieve $10,000 that very night! Check out some of the photos from the event here.

Help Newborns and Mothers by Participating in our 10th Annual Community Baby Shower

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Host a baby shower of your own, buy a baby bundle, or donate essential newborn items and help the thousands of babies born into poverty each year in Erie County.

Blog: Little Things Can Make A Big Difference For Struggling Families

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.

2-1-1 is Always Around to Help

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.

Honoring our Volunteers

Friday, February 1st, 2019

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.