Change doesn’t happen alone. United Way corporate partners, individual donors, and local programs all fight together for lasting change in our community.
United Way fights...
...for urgent needs being met. Since March 2020, United Way has invested over $346,000 in COVID-19 urgent needs fund grants and supplies to help Waukesha County residents.
...for literacy. Since 2017, over 35,870 books have been distributed to children in the School District of Waukesha through Build My Bookshelf. An average of 1,345 students per year have received books.
...for families facing economic challenges. Last year, 187 individuals were helped through United Way’s Financial Capabilities programs in improving their budgeting skills, savings, credit, financial literacy, employability, and income.
...for young people to have what they need to start school. Since 2015, 14,694 backpacks stuffed with school supplies have been distributed to Waukesha County students through the United Way-led Backpack Coalition.
...for racial equity. Inspired by our involvement in Brookfield East High School’s community-led “Conversations Count” series, United Way will expand racial equity resources to teachers across our four-county footprint who are providing racial equity education.
...for increased student achievement. Since 2016, United Way’s Helping Kids Succeed initiative has impacted nearly 2,000 students annually in the School District of Waukesha by increasing student achievement, enhancing family stability, and improving community engagement.