It will take all of us, working together, to achieve our goals and break the cycle of poverty in Erie County. Join the movement and get involved with United Way! There are many ways you can help!


When you give to United Way of Erie County, your contribution stays local and helps foster both individual and collective success in the Erie community. Together, we are helping to improve community conditions and reduce poverty in Erie County.

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Anyone can champion the cause. Whether you’re speaking out to improve student success and family stability, reaching out to elected officials, or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. So go ahead and advocate in a LIVE UNITED world.

Do it in public. Be visible. Be loud.


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Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. Volunteering can help you:

  • Make important networking contacts
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Teach your skills to others
  • Enhance your resume
  • Gain work experience
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improve your health
  • Meet new people
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization
  • Communicate to others that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and care about the community
  • Make a difference in someone’s life

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