The mission of the Callaway
County United Way is to improve, consistently and
measurably, the quality of life for all the people of
Callaway County by raising and distributing funds,
mobilizing community resources, and encouraging innovative
solutions to the community's health and human service needs,
while being aware of our environmental responsibilities.
Every year your United Way
donations fund services that help real people in real need.
The Callaway County United Way funds 14 local
agencies that provide
over 200 programs and services. Together we are working to
improve education, income and health in Callaway County.
In addition to funding the
agencies the Callaway County United Way also sponsors 4
community impact initiatives:
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The Callaway County United Way
is working to advance the common good by focusing on
EDUCATION, INCOME, HEALTH, and BASIC NEEDS.
Formed in 1957, the Callaway
County United Way has a proud history of raising and
distributing funds. Today we are being challenged to take
that history to new heights, where the focus is on issues,
strategies and the actions needed to create lasting change
and opportunities for a better life for everyone.
During these difficult
economic times, many hard working families in Callaway
County are finding the basic ingredients for a good life are
increasingly beyond their reach. Getting and keeping a good
job with a livable wage and health benefits, adequate food
and affordable housing and the ability to keep up with bill
paying has become a challenge for many. Access to quality
health care, transportation and day care services may have
become a burden many families. The United Way realizes
there are many people in need of information and referral
services to help get the assistance that is needed to help
weather these hard times.
With that in mind, we have
carefully selected and fund 14 local agencies in the
community that provide over 200 programs and services to
those in need. In addition to funding our agencies the
United Way also sponsors 4 community impact initiatives to
help those in need and to better our community.