United Way Insider Archives - United Way of Greater St. Louis

Celebrating #AmeriCorpsWeek

AmeriCorps members nationwide are celebrating “wearing the A” during AmeriCorps Week which is March 6-10 this year. We at ServiceWorks are also celebrating the ability to build capacity for the future of our college and career development program in St. Louis.Continue Reading

Make the Right Call: 9-1-1 vs. 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24/7 source for anyone who needs help. Looking for a childcare provider? 2-1-1 can help with that. Want to make a food donation? Call 2-1-1. Need job training? Try 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1 is your go-to resource for all non-emergency needs.

We all know 9-1-1 as the number to call when you have life-threatening or property-related emergencies. Call 2-1-1 for information and resources for everything else.Continue Reading

United Way’s Biggest Moments of 2016

What a year! Together we’ve helped more families keep a roof over their heads, more kids arrive to school prepared, and more people find the help they need. Together we’ve changed the lives of more than one million people in our region. Here’s a recap of some of United Way’s biggest moments of 2016:Continue Reading

Make a Difference Day: 25th Anniversary

The idea that anyone can make a difference is a concept that most people do not apply to themselves. There is a thought that someone else needs to attach value to your life before you are able to influence others or change the world. Changing this thought and enabling citizens to actively impact their communities for the better are the ultimate goals of Make a Difference Day. Continue Reading

Announcing Summer Hubs in North County

More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth is due to unequal access to summer opportunities.

Our region is working to stop the slide for North County children. The North County Collaborative, a partnership with the Regional Business Council, the YMCA, Children’s Hospital and Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis and several other organizations, focuses on keeping some of our most vulnerable youth on the right track.Continue Reading

3 New Ways to Connect to 2-1-1

Whether you’re searching for a childcare provider, looking to make a food donation or need utility assistance, United Way 2-1-1 is here to help. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Simply dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-427-4626 from your cell phone) or try one of these three new ways to get connected to resources in your area:Continue Reading