“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
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
A gift of $75 creates life-changing opportunities for people in our region. With your help, we can make our region a better place to live, work and play. Take a look at what $75 provides…Continue Reading
You may remember this contagious smile. It belongs to Erykah, one of United Way’s video stars from 2014. To help refresh your memory, Erykah grew up in East St. Louis and dealt with problems such as bullying. She had the…Continue Reading
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
Bullying can occur anywhere, anytime. It can happen on the playground or the bus. It can happen in a child’s neighborhood or on the internet. It can range from making threats and spreading rumors, to attacking someone physically or verbally.
Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is being bullying, there are several ways you can help.Continue Reading
Last year, United Way 2-1-1, a free and confidential 24/7 helpline, was given a $10,000 grant from a larger national grant from Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to helping children and young people in the U.S. Money raised during the Red Nose Day is distributed through grants to charities that support projects to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. Continue Reading
Most children have a favorite book they enjoy hearing again and again. While parents may find it monotonous, there are huge benefits for kids when it comes to repetitive reading.
Reading the same book to your child can:Continue Reading
New Year’s resolutions aren’t limited to adults – kids can make them, too! Swapping soda for water or limiting TV time are small enough goals that are attainable and can apply to and benefit the whole family. Here are some tips for getting your child excited about setting and accomplishing something big in the year ahead:Continue Reading
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