COmmunity impact


How Community Partners Like You Are Helping Build a Stronger Community

Through our Community Impact work, your continuing involvement with the United Way will help create lasting change. Your expertise, energy and relationships are vital resources, since Community Impact is an effort that’s owned by the entire community. We promise to direct those resources to efforts that target the underlying causes of issues that affect our community – and which deliver measurable, long-term results.

United Way’s agency partners are doing great work every day, and there will always be a need for basic needs and prevention and development programs. But Community Impact takes that work one step further. Working together with a broad range of community partners – partner agencies, schools, faith-based groups, businesses, energized individuals, local government and more – we’re seeking results that no one can accomplish alone.

WHAT IS COMMUNITY IMPACT?

  • Improving the lives of all people affected by the community’s issues – not just clients of programs funded by United Way.
  • Pinpointing the root causes of problems that threaten our community – developing strategies and partnerships to change them.
  • Working in a multi-faceted role with whatever partners can play a role in changing community conditions.
  • Going beyond the annual campaign to create long-term, ongoing relationships with diverse community investors.

YOUR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Here are just a few examples of where your United Way donation is going, and the impact you are making on our community. 2014:

  • Winona County American Red Cross assisted in 16 single family fires and 4 multi-unit fires, connected 23 military families in times of emergency, and trained more than 4,000 students in first aid, life guarding, babysitter training and more.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, between Trempealeau and Winona Counties, matched 425 kids with Bigs, helping to give them self-confidence and a positive role model.
  • Riverland Girl Scout Council provided 10 girls with assistance for camp, 19 girls with assistance for membership fees and uniform components, and provided financial support to 4 new troops.
  • Key Kids provided scholarships to 17 families so they could access after-school care for their children. More than 400 children participate in Key Kids/Kampus Kids.
  • Habitat for Humanity built homes for four families and gave them the help and resources they would need to be effective homeowners.

 

Get Involved

United Way of the Greater
Winona Area

902 East 2nd Street, Suite 330
Winona, MN  55987
Phone:  507.452.4624
Email:  unitedway@unitedwaywinona.org