Basic Needs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

When a Health Crisis Becomes a Housing Crisis

David and his teenage son, Steven arrived at Compass Family Shelter, a partner of United Way Bay Area after many long months sleeping in emergency shelters throughout San Francisco. Originally from Kentucky, the two hitchhiked to California in...

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

Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund Update

Here is a brief update (as of November 2, 2017) of the work that has been accomplished since the wildfires began and an outline of the work that will continue in supporting the rebuilding efforts.   211 Call...

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Jobs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Can Gorillas Help Fight Poverty?

  What is the Koko Challenge?   The Koko Challenge is a way for Bay Area law firms to have some fun and competition while giving back to their community. The challenge is between participating law firms (and...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Lauren Sartwell, Women United Steering Committee Member

  Lauren Sartwell has a long history of supporting her community and knows United Way’s call to action very well as she annually gives, volunteers, and advocates for the many social impact issues UWBA tackles daily, which is...

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

Buy Into You With SaverLife

At United Way, we think having a savings account is a good idea. Not only do we think it is a good idea, but we think it is an integral part of helping people get out of poverty....

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Anna Mok, Managing Partner at Deloitte

  Meet Anna Mok. She developed an active and high-caliber career while taking on side projects like, oh, saving the world and fighting Bay Area poverty with United Way.   As a Managing Partner with Deloitte, she is...

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Partners | United Way Bay Area

Something Magical is Brewing

There’s something magical that happens when we meet people who are willing to roll up their sleeves a little bit higher, dig a little deeper into their pockets, and open up their hearts a little wider in support...

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Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

How One Day of Volunteering Changed Two Lives Forever

  Rosemary Turner, the President of UPS small package operations in the North California District, took time out of her busy schedule to share a personal story about a volunteer experience that ended up changing her life.  ...

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Impact | Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Generous Law Firms and Gigantic Gorillas

  Koko Awards Ceremony   This past October 2016, something wackier than normal happened on Market Street in downtown San Francisco: a group of mascots getting down, all in the name of fighting poverty. Through this mascot dance-off,...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Volunteer Champion for the Holidays and the All-Days

  Spotlight: Daniel Lee, District Manager at Starbucks   Daniel Lee is a district manager for Starbucks. He loves his job, and he’s good at it (as he himself says). Yet again, he volunteered his time with United...

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