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

Ready, Set, Parent!

Continuing with our education series we would like to spotlight our Program Partner Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) and their Ready, Set, Parent! Program. This program focuses on the need for every child to have a solid family life from birth to be able to better succeed in the future. It is a parent education … Continue reading Ready, Set, Parent!

Why We Focus on Education

At United Way of Buffalo and Erie County we have three platforms of focus – Education, Income, and Health and Wellness. Many have asked us why we chose these platforms and what we want to accomplish, so we decided to write a little bit about each one. This blog post will focus on Education. Our … Continue reading Why We Focus on Education

New 2011 Program Investments

Yesterday we were very happy to make a big announcement – we are providing an additional $150,000 to programs in our community for 2011. (See photos from the announcement here.) This funding is on top of the $4 million in program investments already made this year to improve the local community. The three programs to … Continue reading New 2011 Program Investments