Basic Needs | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

California Wildfire Relief Funds

  UNITED WAY ESTABLISHES WILDFIRE RELIEF FUNDS   In response to the wildfires which have devastated Northern and Southern California in recent days, the regional United Way in each area has established relief funds to provide assistance to...

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Basic Needs | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Mourning the loss of their child, fearing the loss of their home.

Jorge and his wife struggled when they lost their son and income; then they found EAN. Everyone experiences emergencies from time to time, but crisis can be especially devastating for low-income families—like Jorge’s. Jorge was born with cerebral...

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Basic Needs | Partners | Philanthropy | Volunteering

Ware Malcomb Volunteers Dive into Summer of Impact

Nation-wide food drive helps those facing food insecurity   United Way’s Summer of Impact is simple: we connect the generosity of our corporate partners with the expertise of our incredible community partners. A common request from our community...

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Could Inclusionary Zoning alleviate the Bay Area’s housing crisis?

Living and working in the Bay Area can be extremely rewarding. From great weather to a vibrant economy to ethnic and cultural diversity, our region offers a number of rewards for potential residents. However for many working families,...

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Basic Needs | Partners | Poverty

United Way Partners with Lyft to Provide Free Rides to Those in Need

Program Available in 12 Cities Across the Country United Way Worldwide announced today that it is partnering with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., to provide limited free rides to people with specific non-emergency healthcare...

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Basic Needs | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

United Way Report Finds 1 in 3 California Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

United Way Real Cost Measure Finds 1 in 3 California Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs   United Ways of California released a new, statewide poverty report called Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California...

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Basic Needs | Impact | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

It Could Happen to You, Too

Everything can change in a heartbeat—just ask SparkPoint Oakland client Crystal. It started in 2012 when Crystal was injured at her job and became physically unable to work. In the ensuing years, she totaled her car in an...

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | Impact | Partners | Poverty

Creating A More Equitable Bay Area

On April 20, 2018, more than 275 community leaders from across the Bay Area came together in Petaluma for the Rise Together 2018 Opportunity Summit. The tone of the event was set early on by keynote speaker and...

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Basic Needs | Thriving Adults

Miss the Tax Deadline? You Could Still Be Eligible For A Refund

Last week, UWBA’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program in partnership with CalEITC4Me and North Marin Community Services held two free tax events for last-minute tax filers in Novato and San Jose. Volunteer tax professionals were on...

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Basic Needs | Jobs | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

EKS Volunteers Give Back In A Meaningful Way

For the 16th year, low- to moderate-income residents of the Bay Area are afforded the opportunity to have their taxes prepared for free through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program. United Way is proud to...

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