United Way is focused on changing our community -- one person at a time. We are a caring clearinghouse -- reaching all segments of our population to meet urgent needs and help people live healthy and productive lives. Our worldwide network is working to advance the common good in 47 countries and territories, including nearly 1,400 local organizations in the U.S. Though every United Way has to meet a common standard of operating requirements to insure good management, each United Way is locally governed and funds programs to meet the unique needs of their own community.
We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable and when people have good health. Join the 14 million people throughout the country that are a part of this dynamic movement. Give now.
A How-To Guide for Charitable Giving
As the nation’s largest charity, United Way understands the impact that charitable giving has on improving communities and helping individuals. United Way also understands how important it is to choose the right organization to donate your hard-earned dollars. As you prepare to make any type of charitable gift, we urge you to follow the simple guidelines below.
1. View Your Donation as an Investment. Any gift to a charity should be seen as an investment, and you want to invest in a charity that will make a major impact on its recipients while also giving you personal satisfaction. An investment approach to a particular group or cause will ensure a more meaningful experience for you.
2. Do Your Homework. When selecting where to give, it is important to gather all the facts. Conducting thorough research prior to giving will help you separate legitimate charities from frauds, as well as reassure you that your donation is truly helping those who need it most.
3. Check us out. Please review our Financial Commitment to you and Community Investment strategy. See if Fort Madison Area United Way proivdes the best comprehensive yet targeted investment in North Lee County, Iowa.
4. Giving Options. You can send a check anytime year-round to us, choose to give by pay-roll deduction or by credit card donation. Just click - GIVE - to go the donations page.