As part of helping the Bay Area get ready for the next disaster we’ve encouraged people to find out about and enroll in Emergency Response Training on a local level. Sometimes called NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Training) these community emergency response teams are composed of private individuals who sign up to receive training so they [...]
National Volunteer Week (April 19-25) starts in just six days! First established in 1974 by then-President Richard Nixon, this event has grown each year and has actually become a month-long celebration. No matter what you do, be it feeding the homeless, driving seniors to their appointments, mentoring children, giving back is a part of sustaining [...]
Learn more about United Way Worldwide’s response to the devastation in Haiti. Together with our partners in the area, and around the world, we can make a difference for the long term.
Yesterday evening, United Way and the Bay Area General Counsel Group presented the 21st Annual Koko Challenge Awards, recognizing local law firms for running exceptional United Way fundraising campaigns. This year, 18 participating firms raised $1.3 million for charitable causes – up 10.5% over 2008. The 2009 top award recipients, recognized by firm size, were: • Baby Koko [...]
The last six weeks of the year is a time when people who feel blessed in life typically give back to their communities. In the spirit of the holidays, people volunteer at food banks or work with those who are less fortunate. At United Way, we decided to ask our employees and community members to share, in their own words, a [...]
Last month, as part of Fedex Cares Week, a volunteer army of 125 local Fedex employees spent a day lending a hand at the Alameda Point Collaborative, a United Way grantee that is working to end homelessness. Fedex Cares Week is a week-long volunteer event that benefits local communities and United Way by encouraging more than 2,100 FedEx team members [...]
Congratulations to Costco, which recently completed its 2009 United Way fundraising campaign. Eighty-five percent of Costco’s Bay Area employees participated in this year’s campaign, representing 17 stores that serve the region. To spread the spirit of giving, cashiers wore LIVE UNITED shirts as they helped customers on the day of the campaign kick-off. “Costco employees [...]
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United Way’s Week of Caring will take place on September 14-18. There are still lots of of half-day and full-day volunteer projects available for teams of employees. It’s a fun, free and easy way for employees to work together and create lasting change in their own communities. Register now! Here are three great projects to [...]
United Way needs your help to promote LIVE UNITED Sports Packages. A portion of ticket sales benefits our Road to Recovery campaign. Between now and September 23, here are three easy ways to promote it in your workplace: LIVE UNITED ticket packages make great prizes for campaign fundraising events and raffles. Buy tickets now at [...]