|Who Operates the United Way? |
You do! You run the United Way, a voluntary
organization supervised by a Board of Directors elected by
contributors from the community.
|What are the advantages of the United Way.|
The United Way is the answer to the unnecessary
extra time and cost spent on separate fund raising campaigns. It grew out of the
demand for more efficient, economical, and effective methods of raising and distributing
money in one annual appeal for many human-care services.
|Who decides the goal?|
Volunteers representing all walks of life.
When agency budgets are submitted, each of the items on the budget is careful
reviewed every year to make certain the money is needed. After all 14 budgets have
been trimmed to the bare essentials a dollar goal is established.
|Why aren't all drives|
in the United Way?
The United Way is not all inclusive. Any
eligible voluntary health, youth, or service agency may apply for membership in the United
Way, but the United Way cannot force them to join.
|How much money actually goes to the United Way
Of each dollar contributed, about 91 cents is
spent to serve the people. Approximately only 9 cents goes for campaign and
year-round United Way administrative cost.
|Do I have to pay cash now?|
No, a year-round pledge is the best way to make
you contribution. Use the payroll payment plan in your company or pay your pledge
directly to the United Way monthly,
quarterly or as it suits you.
|Any other questions? Send an e-mail.|