In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi got together... It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but they didn't walk into a bar; what they did do was recognize the need to work together in new ways to make Denver a better place.
Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J.O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put together an idea that became the nation's first united campaign, benefitting 10 area health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to collect the funds for local charities, to coordinate relief services, to counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and to make emergency assistance grants for cases that could not be referred. That year, Denver raised $21,700 for this greater good, and created a movement that would become United Way.
United Way is an international social change movement to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. It has a global network United Way Worldwide with over 4000 non-profit organizations and more than 1400 United Ways in 43 countries that work to advance the common good of communities focused on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
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INVESTING IN SOCIAL CHANGE
Help Corporate India go beyond temporary fix and create lasting social impacts by uplifting the entire community
Improving Inovs by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good
Envision a world where all Individuals & families achieve their human Potential through education. Income stability & health lives
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