That’s why United Way’s focus is on creating a community where “all the children are well.” By ensuring that every child in our community has the opportunity to reach his or her potential, we are building a strong future for Greater Atlanta – a future where every individual and family in the community can thrive.
Communities that can say “all the children are well” have babies who are born healthy; kids who read proficiently by 3rd grade; teens graduating from high school prepared for college, careers and life; children growing up in secure homes and safe neighborhoods, with healthy food, and access to medical care to keep them healthy; and families supported by communities where people are educated, employed and housed; and have ready access to good healthcare and affordable healthy foods.
United Way helps create a thriving community in three ways
- United Way draws together the efforts of people and organizations across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties to work collectively on issues most strongly affecting child, family and community well-being.
- United Way invests funds where they have the most leverage in addressing those issues, directing the dollars from its Child Well-Being Impact Fund (dollars given to vs. through United Way).
- United Way deploys the power of 16,000 volunteers toward work across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties.
When you give to United Way, you have choices.
The United Way Child Well-Being Impact Fund is dedicated to ensuring lasting, collaborative solutions to the critical problems that stand between us and a better quality of life. Our Child Well-Being Impact Fund includes four focus areas – Education, Income, Health and Homelessness – and puts your money to work where it can do the most good for children and communities across out 13-county Greater Atlanta region.