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Volunteer to Build a Stronger Bay Area

This year marks the 14th annual United Way Day of Action, a global day of service that recognizes the importance of volunteering and engages thousands of individuals to build stronger, more equitable…

Food drive with Janseen volunteers

Closing the Gap Between Supply and Demand

One of United Way Bay Area’s toughest fights is helping individuals and families afford and access food and other basic needs. In a region as expensive as ours, the pandemic has made…

LEGO Demo Deloitte Volunteers

LEGOs Partners with UWBA to Engage Youth in Design-Thinking

Deloitte partnered with United Way Bay Area and Visitacion Valley High School in San Francisco to engage over 100 8th graders in an interactive LEGO exhibit to…



In the summer of 1969, at the end of June, a brave group of transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City decided to stand up to the systemic oppression…


Join United Way Bay Area’s 2021 Back-to-School Drive

Every year, United Way Bay Area hosts a Back-To-School drive to gather essential backpacks and school supplies to help prepare youth who can’t afford them for the new school year. With your help, we…

Women United Event

How I Became an Advocate through Women United

I never ever imagined myself being a “lobbyist.” But for a day in mid-February last year (right before the California State Capitol shut down for the Pandemic), I was part of a team of staff and…

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