FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions of United Way of the Coastal Empire:

What is the mission of United Way of the Coastal Empire?

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.
We mobilize the caring power of businesses, government, and individuals to improve lives by supporting community programs and services in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties.

What issues does United Way support?

Based on local research and community surveys, we focus on three priority issue areas:

  • Education & Youth Development
  • Economic Independence
  • Health & Wellness

Why give to United Way?

  • One gift helps many!  Our powerful network of partners achieves more than is possible through a single organization.  Your contribution support more than 100 programs at 58 local agencies.
  • Agencies with programs that receive funding must meet strict guidelines and go through a rigorous review process. Trained volunteer evaluate organizational performance, financial management, and program results to ensure that donations are providing lasting change.

How much of my contribution goes to people who really need help?

Thanks to the Herschel V. Jenkins Trust Fund and other revenue, which typically exceeds all administrative and fund raising costs, 100% of your gift to United Way goes to help people in need.

How does supporting United Way benefit my business and employees?

Supporting United Way gives your business visibility as a good corporate citizen and provides recognition of your organization as a leader in building a better community. Workplace campaigns help bring employees together to share in a common cause, promote team spirit, and generate pride.

What is United Way Worldwide?

United Way Worldwide is the leadership organization for a network of local, community-based United Ways in 46 countries and territories. Each United Way is autonomous, governed by its own board of directors. United Way Worldwide is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. United Way Worldwide does not set policies, nor does it govern local United Ways.

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