With a 75-year history of service to West Tennessee, we are leading our communities toward sustainable change. We connect people in need to the resources that can help them, and we couple people who want to help with the opportunity to do so.
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.
LIVE UNITED means being a part of the change - because it's going to take all of us.
A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
Instead of directly providing services, we focus on empowering our communities by partnering with local agencies who are actively meeting the needs of our communities. United Way brings together the best people in each community to determine the most critical needs that require collective - not individual - action.
United Way fundraises each year through the Annual Campaign. Donors can give to United Way through planned giving, one-time donations, or payroll deduction (our most popular method of givng). Payroll deduction allows a number of small gifts each week to total a much larger sum and a huge impact at the close of the year.
Once money is raised, local nonprofits apply for United Way assistance to make the programs of their dreams a reality in our communities. We call this process Community Impact - Local volunteers evaluate these applications, visit with our partner agencies, and decide which agencies are funded and at what amount.