Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Volunteering in the Time of COVID-19

Volunteers are a critical part of United Way Bay Area’s mission to help break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area. COVID-19 is affecting us all and we’re committed to providing volunteer opportunities for those who want...

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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 | 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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Impact | United Way Bay Area

Measuring Social Impact Using Innovative Tools

UWBA’s SparkPoint Centers Use Exponent Case Management to Measure Client Progress and Build Brighter Futures Eric is a single parent and student at Cañada College. He’s faced challenges getting through school and achieving a degree without childcare. Eric...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

It Takes A Village

UWBA’s Week of Caring Brings Volunteers Together to Build Brighter Futures for Bay Area Families United Way Bay Area was thrilled to host its annual Week of Caring which brought out over 350 eager volunteers to help serve...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Making Retirement Savings Accessible For All

UWBA and CalSavers Launch New Retirement Savings Program for Millions of Californians Lacking Access United Way Bay Area, in partnership with CalSavers, recently hosted the CalSavers Bay Area event to raise awareness about a new retirement savings program...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way Reboots Brand With Help of New Tech Tools

How does a 132 year-old organization like the United Way stay fresh in fast-changing tech times? Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide, Lisa Bowman talks about how United Way reframed its brand and teamed up with Salesforce.org...

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