MISSION: To improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community. It is not enough to feed a hungry family or protect a child from violence; we need to change the conditions that led to hunger and violence in the first place. United Way works together with businesses, individual community members, nonprofits, schools, faith groups, government & the media, because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results we need. We believe in advancing the common good by fighting for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of every person in Siouxland.
The ability to effect positive change begins with a single act: Your decision to give in a way that matters to you. Whether money, time, or your voice; your action is combined with those of your neighbors and together the power to make an impact is multiplied. The generosity of our community enables us to provide funding for outcome based programs and collaborative projects that address core needs and achieve lasting, measurable results.
United Way fights for the health, education & financial stability of every person in our community. We do this by investing in programs focused on prevention & giving a hand-up, versus a hand-out. Here's what your support will help us focus on: HEALTH: Reducing bullying and violence, supporting healthy lifestyles and advancing healthy developmental growth of children through parenting EDUCATION: Increasing kindergarten readiness, grade appropriate reading levels and graduation rates FINANCIAL STABILITY: Providing access to resources that build financial stability & increase income potential; emergency services & basis human needs
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