I’m just one person. What can I do?
Lots! Spread the word. Tell everyone you know about United Way’s work. Hold a fundraising party. Promote us at your corporate or family event. Urge everyone you know to volunteer. Or, write a letter during the holidays or your birthday asking friends to give, advocate or volunteer.
Advocacy in the online world
Tweet about volunteering. Blog about the issues. Proudly display our badge on your Facebook page. Plug us in your status updates. Forward invitations to events. Or, personalize your very own cause. Online, there’s no limit to the people you can reach. The who, what, where and when is all up to you.
After voting, one of the most important things you can do is to let your elected representatives know where you stand. Advocating for United Way means working to create lasting systemic change. A key component of this is how public policy and funding aligns with and strengthens our work in the community.
The ability of donors to deduct contributions to charity from their taxes is a cornerstone of the success of America’s charitable tradition. One of United Way’s top public policy priorities is to preserve the deduction so we can continue to fund and provide services for families and individuals in need.