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United Way believes in making our four-county community stronger. By working together on critical issues we can move forward together to ensure everyone has a safe place to live, work, and play.

The newly-merged United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County impacts individuals and families by investing in 220-plus programs at over 110 agency program partners.

United Way brings together partners from business, education, government, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations to work toward common goals, resulting in a better quality of life for all.

Through donations to the Community Impact Fund, we drive lasting change by strategically focusing on the areas of Education, Income and Health. In addition to our focus areas, we invest in many community-wide initiatives.

United Way helps people – it’s that simple!

They are an independently-governed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization connected to a network of more than 1,400 local United Ways through United Way Worldwide. Of every dollar raised, 90¢ is invested into community problem solving.

Since their start in 1909, they have invested over $1 billion to solve our community’s most serious problems.

ERAs and United Way

The 2015 merger of United way of Greater Milwaukee and United Way in Waukesha County created new opportunities for ERAs Senior Network to increase the reach of our mission:

AmeriCorps
An AmeriCorps Member was assigned by United Way to work alongside ERAs Program Coordinator in the Menomonee Falls School District to assist with volunteer recruitment and program expansion.

Holiday Giving Boxes
Through the work of the United Way’s Volunteer Division, 140 boxes of self-sufficiency items were coordinated by 2 companies and distributed to isolated, low-income seniors and adults with disabilities as part of the ERAs Holiday Giving Project in December.

Speakers Bureau
ERAs Community Liaison and other staff and volunteers gave a total of 28 presentations during the United Way campaign season.

Retiree Advisory Committee
ERAs Associate Director serves on the Retiree Advisory Committee, helping to engage newly retired individuals in volunteer service throughout the region.

Campaign Volunteer Solicitor
ERAs Executive Director served as a Volunteer Solicitor during the 2015 campaign, calling on business accounts to assist with donations that support
services in both counties.

Seasons of Caring
A variety of volunteer opportunities geared towards corporate groups were offered including fall yard cleanup and assembly of holiday giving donations.