Issues that Matter Archives - United Way of Greater St. Louis

How you can support those affected by the recent hurricanes

There are several emergency response organizations already in the area helping with the immediate needs of the victims. Many of these agencies, such as American Red Cross and Salvation Army, are supported by our local United Way and able to respond in times of large scale disaster because of your United Way support. Continue Reading

How EITC is Helping Families

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal benefit designed to help low- to moderate-income workers by reducing personal tax liability and increasing the refund. If one meets the income requirements, the credit can help create financial stability by allowing recipients to use more of their earnings to take care of basic needs and increase savings. Continue Reading

High School Students Give Back on Global Youth Service Day!

“I’M STARTING WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR!” sang a chorus of high-schoolers, crescendoing into the refrain of one of Michael Jackson’s most beloved singles. An hour ago, the United Way of Greater St. Louis had been filled with the silence of a typical Saturday, but now, the singing, laughter, and playful banter that tend to accompany teenage service projects brought the building to life.Continue Reading

A message from our president and CEO: I am heartbroken over the tragic events that have unfolded most recently in our own backyard and across the nation this week, from Baton Rouge to St. Paul to Dallas. On behalf of…Continue Reading

The Truth About Mental Illness

Approximately 1 in 5 adult Americans experience some form of mental illness in a given year, and only half seek treatment. People dismiss treatment for a number of reasons. Some may not realize they have a condition, may be embarrassed by it, or lack the finances for help. Another reason is stigma. Continue Reading