Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Feeding the Bay Area, One Bag of Food at a Time

Millions of Americans live each day with uncertainty of where their next meal will come from. According to the California Association of Food Banks, 1 in 8 residents face food insecurity, which includes 2.1 million children. These are...

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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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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Tax Season is Here

  Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Is Back At It!   “And just when I think I’m gonna die–I start volunteering,” Kelly Batson says. She’s sitting in her office at United Way, taking 20 minutes away from...

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Empowering Youth | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Engineering a Successful Future for Bay Area Youth

At the recent United Way On Track Career Expo in San Francisco, we caught up with Ravi Desphande, a field applications engineer with Texas Instruments (TI) in Sunnyvale, California. Ravi is a friendly, familiar face not only to...

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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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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

We All Rise When Immigrant Workers Succeed

  The long standing Labor-United Way Partnership annually combines the power of more than 12.5 million working families and their communities who work towards a shared vision where everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential.  ...

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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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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

It’s Winter Wonderland

Deck the Halls and Frost the Cookies   “There are so many really frivolous holiday parties, and this really felt like more of the right way to celebrate the season,” says Eric Armstrong, member of the Emerging Leaders...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Laying the Groundwork for Tax Season 2017

It may seem counter-intuitive, but offering free tax preparation services to low- to moderate-income families in the Bay Area can be an ideal space for innovation. Nowhere was this more evident than at the annual Earn It! Keep...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

8 Ways to Spread Love In Your Community

United Way Bay Area needs your heart, your hands, and your willingness to help, all throughout the year in various volunteer opportunities. Join us as we consider this holiday season: what is our role in ensuring that our...

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