United Way of Greater Los Angeles
UNITED WE CAN UNLEASH THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF PEOPLE
THE NEED IS STRONGER THAN EVER
The most recent homeless count showed more than 66,436 people in Los Angeles County experiencing homelessness, representing a 12.7% increase from last year. We also know that 50% of LA students remain unprepared for college or the workforce and 1.7 million Angelenos are living in poverty. The aftermath of COVID-19 has and is expected to increase these numbers.
Every dollar you donate to United Way of Greater Los Angeles stays right here in our community. For the cost of everyday items and activities, you can provide urgent and life-changing resources to house, educate and empower our Los Angeles neighbors.
WHY CHOOSE UNITED WAY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES?
We are only beginning to see the issues impacting families threatened by COVID-19. Ranging from unemployment and those ineligible for government support, to students lacking the resources they need to excel in their studies, and the even graver threat we are seeing to affordable housing. There is a lot more work ahead.
When you donate to United Way, you are contributing to solving challenging issues that need short-term solutions. You are also investing in long-term, sustainable changes that will help our most vulnerable Angelenos. Your dollars tackle the root causes of poverty, help in creating systems change through policy and advocacy work so everyone has equal access to affordable housing, high quality education, and good paying stable jobs and careers.
We bring people together to discover solutions and work on issues too big for any one organization or person to solve alone. We work to build committed partnerships, invest funds and resources, and advocate for policy changes that will equitably move individuals forward. United Way’s multi-faceted approach is transforming L.A. County, but we need your support now more than ever to help this continue.
1. We build committed and diverse partnerships.
No other organization unites as many people with as many resources for a stronger future in our community. Across L.A. County, United Way builds committed partnerships and coalitions to resolve the issues facing our most vulnerable neighbors. We invite nonprofits, philanthropic leaders, businesses, innovators, the media, volunteers and government organizations to share resources and work together to transform the community.
2. We effectively invest funds and resources where they are most needed.
We know how difficult it is to decide where to invest your charitable contributions. United Way of Greater Los Angeles ensures your donation has the highest impact possible for the most urgent needs of our communities. We research the most effective use of your funds and make investments work together to power the most impactful initiatives creating long-term systemic change.
3. We advocate for policy changes to build long-term solutions.
Supporting United Way not only helps our neighbors on the ground level, but also helps us break the ongoing cycle of poverty through policy and systemic changes. The passionate leaders, advocates and game changers of United Way learn, empathize, and strategize together. We systematically align resources and leverage networks to build long-term systemic change.
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YOUR SOCIAL FOOTPRINT CAN CHANGE L.A. COUNTY FOR GOOD
Demonstrate your support of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the local community through corporate and personal social media accounts. You and your coworkers can share photos of your activities and talk about your campaign. Your clients and customers will appreciate seeing what you’re doing to support L.A. County. Follow United Way of Greater Los Angeles at @launitedway and tag in your social posts.
No administration fee applies to donations to our Creating Pathways Out of Poverty (CPOP) plan. Designated donations to any specific charity other than United Way require a fee. Standard administrative fees are 9%. These fees help cover the cost of our internal controls and infrastructure needed to provide the highest level of quality assurance to our donors.