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TOGETHER, WE’RE HELPING PEOPLE

Collectively, our community contributed a historic $76,302,000 to help people live their best possible lives – from Belleville to Wentzville to Bethalto to Fenton to Hazelwood and beyond.

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Our Work

Where we help

From Cottleville to Collinsville, we surround our communities most critical problems.

Our service areas

How we help

We help one in three people living right here in Missouri and Illinois everyday. That includes children, moms, dads, older adults, people with health problems and disabilities, people who want to make their lives better.

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What we’re facing

152

hours of minimum wage work per week is what it would take for a single parent of two to afford basic living expenses in St. Louis City

43%

of households in the St. Louis region do not have the monthly income to meet their basic needs

431,201

of those served by United Way and its member agencies last year were children

212,633

calls last year to our 2-1-1 call center with most of the calls requesting help with basic needs assistance

12%

of those served by United Way are seniors (65 years and older)

82%

of United Way-supported agencies are reporting an increase in demand for services

Impact Areas

Foster Learning

We support our youth by giving them access to quality pre-K programs, development opportunities, and safe spaces where they can reach their potential in school and in life.

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Provide Food and Shelter

Caring for neighbors is key to a strong community. So we help provide basic needs - safe havens, stocked pantries, and more - to position people for a better tomorrow.

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Improve Health

Being healthy is the key to living a full life. So we help individuals with health conditions, disabilities, and mental illness achieve a life with education, employment, and enrichment.

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Establish Financial Stability

Poverty will touch the majority of Americans at some point during their lives. United Way provides education, training, and resources to help people break the cycle and become financially stable for the long run.

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Strengthen Communities

We’re committed to making our community a better place to live, work, and thrive for all of us. That’s why we’re there for the everyday and unexpected needs of our community — whether it impacts an entire family, street, neighborhood or region.

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Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re committed to making our region a better place to live, work and thrive for everyone. We align resources and build partnerships that work together effectively for all and position our region for a better tomorrow.

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Funded Agencies

United Way supports more than 160 partner agencies to help as many people as possible. This allows donors to make an impact on those around them through a single contribution.

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