United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability
As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.
To positively impact the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe in 2018 we can help increase the number of working families get on the road to economic independence.
To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we are collaborating with local charitable agencies and local government, in an initiative that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals.
Over 300 United Ways and their local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in their communities.
Our Focus Areas
1. Family-Sustaining Employment
2. Affordable Housing
3. Income Supports
How You Can Help
Volunteers make United Ways’ tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background. Volunteer to help.