Why United Way?

By choosing to support us you are choosing to make a difference in the lives of our community members. Whether it is helping a child learn to read or get through school, helping a parent get a job or receive financial assistance, or helping a senior get to a doctor’s appointment or get a healthy … Continue reading Why United Way?


Be a CASH Coach

CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), a United Way initiative, has a wonderful volunteer opportunity available - we are in need of CASH Coaches! Cash Coaches are well-trained volunteers who work with people to address common financial concerns. We will teach you coaching skills and equip everyone with the financial tools and local resources needed … Continue reading Be a CASH Coach

Ways to Give This Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time – spending time with our loved ones, enjoying great food and being thankful for everything we have. Many people in our community are struggling during the holidays, and there are many easy ways to help make a difference – and make your own holiday a little brighter at the … Continue reading Ways to Give This Holiday Season

Report to the Community

Earlier this month, we gathered at the First Niagara Center Harbour Club for our annual Report to the Community, and we were very pleased to see more than 150 representatives from local companies, foundations, government, and nonprofit agencies there. The event included an address by John Koelmel, president and CEO of First Niagara, who offered … Continue reading Report to the Community

WNY Holiday Partnership

Even though the snow is not yet flying, we are working hard as a proud partner in the WNY Holiday Partnership (WNYHP) – a collaborative of toy giveaway programs for the December holidays. Working together, the WNYHP members create one network where everyone can come together, without duplicate efforts and services, so that we can … Continue reading WNY Holiday Partnership

Volunteer Spotlight: Dave at BBBSEC

This year we have once again partnered with the Buffalo Bills to create the United Way LIVE UNITED SPOTLIGHT award, to showcase some outstanding volunteers from our Program Partners. We are appreciative of every single person that chooses to volunteer, but the volunteers chosen for this award have gone above and beyond their duties. This week … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Dave at BBBSEC

Lamar Outdoor Advertising

If you have ever seen a billboard on a street or next to a highway in Western New York, you are familiar with the work of Lamar Outdoor Advertising.  What you may not know is that Lamar – the company and its employees – are incredibly committed to our community.  A visit to the Lamar … Continue reading Lamar Outdoor Advertising