INVESTMENT IN ACTION
Here are some examples of your investment in action. Unless otherwise noted, these statistics are from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
• 5,377 referrals to assistance
• 6,716 services in 211 database
• 10 community schools serving 5,700 students *
• 91 partners providing services, donations or programming
• 97 engagement programs offered
ERIE FREE TAXES
• 5,258 in local federal tax returns filed totaling $8.9 million in refunds
* In June 2021, Union City Elementary School launched as a United Way Community School, serving an additional 500 students across Erie County.
IMAGINATION LIBRARY since 2013
• 846,000 books distributed
• 25,011 children served
• 9,335 kindergarten registration forms distributed
• 465 Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits distributed
2021–2022 UNITED WAY FUNDED IMPACT PARTNERS
United Way’s funding impact partner list will be added to throughout the year as other partnerships are confirmed. This list is reflective of partnerships in place as July 15, 2021.
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY: $3,154,680 TOTAL COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
Children from low-income households face many challenges that keep them from
learning in school. Your support helps break down and remove these learning barriers
so ALL children can be successful. Your support is helping to level the playing field
for student success.
IMAGINATION LIBRARY = providing FREE, high-quality, age- and developmentally appropriate books monthly to children from birth to their fifth birthday.
Outcome: Children in Erie County enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Total investment: $301,700
RAISING READERS = making sure children are reading at grade-level so they don’t fall behind and drop out of school.
Outcome: Children in Erie County stay on track to graduate.
Total investment: $334,750
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS = stripping away nonacademic barriers to learning that low-income children face, from basic needs to trauma counseling to dental/vision health supports and much more.
Outcome: Students in Erie County achieve academic success.
Total investment: $2,052,500
Children are affected not only by their school environment, but by all that happens out of school. Family stability directly impacts how a child learns and performs in school. Your support provides resources to help families become and stay stable.
ERIE FREE TAXES = helping hardworking low- to moderate-income families get free tax preparation and take advantage of the earned income tax credit.
Outcome: Families in Erie County are financially stable.
Total investment: $214,230
211 HELPLINE = connecting individuals and families to the help they need when they need it so that the home environment is stable and supported.
Outcome: Quick connection to help for anyone in Erie County.
Total investment: $114,000
OTHER STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS = responding in times of emergencies and to priority community needs.
Outcome: Helping the Erie County community with the unexpected.
Total investment: $137,500