Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

When Crisis Demands Immediate Action

When local public health officials ordered the Shelter In Place of six Bay Area counties — a necessary step to stop the catastrophic spread of this deadly disease — tens of thousands of local residents lost their jobs....

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

800,000 Pounds of Food Is Just the Beginning

Even in a typical year, West Valley Community Services distributes about 800,000 pounds of food to hungry people, all with the help of about 600 volunteers. But this is no typical year. “We noticed at the end of...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Resilience and Hope in San Jose

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, San Jose has been hit particularly hard. Santa Clara County was among the first to shelter in place. But as new cases continue to rise, shops and businesses remain shuttered, and...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

In Solano County: A Ray of Hope in the Time of COVID-19

As the Bay Area sheltered in place, Solano County watched and waited. Then the order came down: Solano County would shelter at home along with the entire state of California. Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano, a resource for food,...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

A Lifeline in the Gig Economy

For 60 years, Community Services Agency (CSA) has been a vital lifeline to people in need. Now a member of the Emergency Assistance Network of Santa Clara County, the organization began as a community resource for immigrant farmers...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Partners | United Way Bay Area

COVID Call to Action: Combat Hunger and Homelessness in Sunnyvale

Before the COVID-19 pandemic officially hit the Bay Area, another crisis loomed in the region. Rising income inequality crescendoed into a soaring divide, with people in the 90th percentile earning $384,000 per year while folks at the bottom...

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

Fighting Homelessness – One Person, One Cup, One Neighborhood at a Time

This holiday season, you can double your impact on the fight against homelessness! When you give to United Way between December 1-31, 2019, The Starbucks Foundation will match it, up to $200,000.       United Way is...

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Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019

New United Way Report Finds More Than 1 in 3 Households in California Struggle to Meet Basic Needs Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019, a report released by the United Ways of California...

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Basic Needs | Jobs | Partners

211 Government Shutdown Resources

2-1-1 IS HERE TO HELP United Way launched the United for U.S. Coalition to mobilize its corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and other nonprofits to assist federal workers, contractors and others who may be impacted...

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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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