I receive confirmation daily in the decision I have made … I have received that confirmation in the coats I have put on three children who had none as the temperature was dropping … I have received that confirmation in the 10 pairs of shoes I have put on the feet of those kids whose current shoes have seen better days … I have received that confirmation in the meals that I sent home with 65 kiddos on Friday so when I ate last weekend, I could rest easier knowing that they were eating too … read the full speech by Lisa Schmitt who served as a United Way campaign ambassador.
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Our Advocacy Policy
United Way is a policy leader in the nonprofit community because we remain non-partisan in advocacy, urging policy makers to set aside partisanship and to work together to Advance the Common Good. By doing this we achieve progress on issues important to those who donate to us and those who receive services funded by us; issues which are not adopted because of race, gender, political affiliation or religious preference, but because they advance improvements in our community.
United Way uses its convening and advocacy power to bring together all our partners: business, labor, nonprofits, and community members, to identify and advance solutions to community issues.
United Way engages in public and corporate policy and advocacy to give voice to our guiding values. It is our civic obligation to use our experience and knowledge to inform key decision-makers regarding policy, practices and funding affecting government and non-government human services.