United Way of Mason County was founded in 1966 to create a united fund drive for the benefit of the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Exceptional Foresters, Girl Scouts and Salvation Army.
There are over 1300 United Ways in the country and each United Way is completely independent.
We do that through our participating agencies who serve the people of this area by providing a wide variety of human services. United Way also works with other non-profits to see that needs are met.
The Community Services division of United Way provides a comprehensive Community Resource Directory (Information and Referral Service), Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) administration and a host of other services to the community.
We are a volunteer organization.
Every year hundreds of volunteers give their time and talent to raise money to fund programs in the local participating agencies. Volunteers govern United Way and determine the policies for the organization.
United Way of Mason County is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Volunteers support the organization by working on committees and serving as an extension of the small staff. This is one reason why United Way is the most cost-effective way to invest your charitable dollar.
United Way is accountable to the public.
through its allocations or donor investment process. This is another unique aspect of United Way. It is the only organization where the people who give their dollars are the ones who decide where the money is invested.
The only way to really know United Way is to visit us or one of our participating agencies and see how together we are changing lives.
Giving to United Way makes it easy to give back to the community in which we live and work.