To meet the human and social needs in our community by uniting hearts, minds and resources. 

From the President,

Donny Supplee:

Donny Supplee

Our community and our United Way

are blessed to have so many dedicated

staff and volunteers. Below is a sampling

of a few of our great successes from the

past year:

* We kicked off a new Mobile Nutrition Center and transformed a rusty old warehouse into a distribution center to serve our entire county

* Celebrated 10 years of operating New Day on Mill, a family shelter with five cottages that served more than 150 people. 93% have moved into permanent housing and 83% have improved their income status.

* We served 49,957 meals at 31 sites throughout the county to 1,745 youth through the summer food program.

* Moved toward a healthier community through the efforts of Eat Smart, Move More to build a connector trail from Woodward to Scott park as part of the larger vision for a complete trails plan for the county.

* Helped 63 families stay in their own homes and helped 21 homeless individuals secure permanent housing.  

* Rebounded from the loss of a $70,000 federal grant and ended the year in the black. We also kept our overhead (administration and fundraising costs) for our United Way under 13% insuring that most of the funds given go to programs and services that change our county for good. 

* Promoted mentoring in our schools with approximately 50 mentors and 100 mentees in individual and group mentoring endeavors. 

* From Board Members to chili cookers, and from Day of Caring hands on help to Committee work, our volunteers played a critical role in the above accomplishments!