The United Way of Gloucester County is Celebrating 65 Years of Service
The United Way of Gloucester County is pleased to announce our 65th Anniversary serving the residents of GloucesterCounty. Established in 1957, 2022 marks our 65th Anniversary. There were 10 original agencies supported by the United Way of Gloucester County:
- American Red Cross
- Cerebral Palsy Center
- Travelers Aid
- Arc Gloucester
- Girl Scouts
- Boy Scouts
- Visiting Nurses
- Salvation Army
“We are excited to celebrate so many years of service to our community,” states Executive Director Michael Gower. “Countless volunteers, sponsors, and valued staff have made our local chapter of the United Way the most successful fundraising organization in Gloucester County. Support of our workplace campaigns will help us continue this great tradition.”
Since our humble beginnings in Gloucester County, local United Way campaigns have stimulated more than $92 million in charitable giving by county residents. It is the largest and most successful fundraising organization in Gloucester County.
With the funds generated through employee campaigns, United Way supports 22 partner agencies, including; Abilities Solutions, American Red Cross, Food Bank of South Jersey, Senior Corps, and the YMCA of Gloucester County, to name a few. United Way “Mini-Grants” support organizations such as Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County, and Habitat for Humanity. Live United Mini-Grants are funded by the 365 Small Business Circle Program, which brings together small businesses to build better lives in Gloucester County. Some of our recent initiatives included: a COVID-19 Relief Fund, Social Justice & Equity Grant, and the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle Program.
The United Way of Gloucester County respects, values, and celebrates the diversity of our community with respect to culture, ethnicity, race, gender, social background, religion, age, disability and other characteristics by which members of the community are distinguished.
Attendees at our 65th Anniversary celebration on August 16th were pleased to congratulate United Way of Gloucester County for the impact we’ve had on the County for so many years, and offered best wishes for our continued presence here. You can view these individual short videos here.
The United Way of Gloucester County has a tradition of adapting and responding to specific and changing needs of the community. We believe that we are all connected, independent, and united. When we reach out a hand to one, we can influence the condition of all. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED.
Please help support 65 more years of service to Gloucester County!