Donate Archives - United Way of Greater St. Louis

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

5 Items Donation Centers Need Most This Season

This time of year, we invite you to spread the gift of giving past your circle of friends and family. Think community-wide. It’s true, donation centers are grateful for most any contribution a person gives. But did you know there are several items that most of us use on a daily basis but don’t think to donate? Here are five:Continue Reading

Our Region is Stronger Because of You

Because of generous people like you, we’re able to help families keep a roof over their heads. We’re able to help kids go to bed with full stomachs. We’re able to help more people find the help they need. It’s because of you that our community will continue to grow and thrive so that even more people can live their best possible lives.

Here’s a glimpse at how your giving has positively impacted our community this year:Continue Reading

Why do you help?

We asked donors what motivates them to help others through United Way. The answers we received are heartwarming. There is so much love and generosity in our region. Check out a handful of our favorite responses, and share your story of helping on social media by using the hashtag #IHelpBecause.Continue Reading

5 Reasons Being a Donor Rocks

Plain and simple, we love our donors. Our community is a better, stronger, healthier place to live, work and thrive because of them. Without them, we couldn’t do it. There are a multitude of reasons to become a giver if you aren’t already – here are just a few:Continue Reading

Why Give?

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This basic principle is one that I constantly remind myself. But how does it relate to giving?Continue Reading

5 Things Your $10 Gift Can Provide

A successful community relies on strong building blocks. With your investment through United Way, big or small, you create opportunities for people in our region to live their best possible lives. Your commitment is more than a gift. It’s a united way for thousands of people to join together and elevate your community and the entire St. Louis region. A $10 donation can provide:Continue Reading

5 Ways Giving Pays You Back

More than likely, you’ve heard that giving increases happiness, and the happier one is the more one tends to give. In fact, the Harvard Business School put this to the test and found it to be true. They also discovered that the benefits of giving go beyond just making you feel good – it can benefit your psychological, physical and emotional well-being. With America giving more than $335 billion in 2013, we think givers are onto something. Here are five lesser-known benefits of giving to charity.Continue Reading