The mission of the United Way of Gloucester County is to be the leader in building community capacity to foster individual well being.
Through collaboration with the United Way, consumers and providers of health and human services in Gloucester County will be more self-sufficient.
ABOUT UNITED WAY
The United Way is among the best-known charitable non-profit organizations in Gloucester County and throughout the United States. The United Way of Gloucester County is an independent 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose activities are guided and managed by a thirty-two member Board of Directors, representing the needs, resources and diversity of Gloucester County communities. Board members are appointed for varying terms of office to maintain this representation as the circumstances of the county evolve. The United Way of Gloucester County is fully autonomous as are approximately 1,200 other United Ways across the United States.
United Way of Gloucester County was established in 1957. Since that time, local United Way campaigns have stimulated more than $84 million in charitable giving by county residents. It is the largest and most successful fund raising organization in Gloucester County.
With the funds generated by our employee campaigns, United Way supports18 programs offered by our 28 partner agencies. When resources are available, United Way also provides funds to stimulate innovative solutions to community problems and seeks additional agency members. Examples of this are initiatives such as our new "Mini-Grants" which support organizations such as Emmanuel Cancer Foundation and Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity, and funding for the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle, which enables employees to get to their jobs in the Pureland Industrial Complex for only $1.00 each way.
United Way's principal resource development program is the annual community campaign. Starting in August and running through November, the campaign provides the funds available for allocations to local programs. Corporate and employee workplace contributions are the backbone of the campaign. More than 150 Gloucester County employers participate in workplace campaigns each year.