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90 Years of service to families, communities and organizations in Tompkins and surrounding counties. United Way of Tompkins County. A gift to the United Way is an investment in the common good. 2013-2014 Cornell Community G iving C ampaign. What Does United Way Do?.

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united way of tompkins county

90 Years of service to families, communities and organizations in Tompkins and surrounding counties.

United Way of Tompkins County

A gift to the United Way is an investment in the common good.

2013-2014 Cornell Community

Giving Campaign

what does united way do
What Does United Way Do?

United Way of Tompkins County makes strategic investments in our community with the goal of improving people’s lives, both by helping individuals and by creating community-level change. Their strategies include supporting collaborations, promoting volunteerism, engaging youth, advocating for public policy changes and strategically funding direct programs and services to help people.

where does united way focus
Where Does United Way Focus?
  • Improving quality of life is about the education, income, and health of everyone in our community.
  • They work collaboratively to ensure that children succeed in school, individuals lead healthy lives, and everyone has the opportunity to achieve financial well-being.
  • Youth are more likely to graduate from high school if they have supports for success.
  • Communities are strengthened when people’s basic needs are met.
  • Access to needed health care and treatment services help children, adults, and families thrive.
cornell united way 2013 is for the united way of tompkins county uwtc
Cornell United Way 2013 isfor the United Way of Tompkins County (UWTC)
  • CUW is an internal campaign for the UWTC annual fund drive.
  • UWTC funds more than 150 health and human service programs.
  • CUW’s goal for 2012-2013 of $815,000 was not met.
  • CU staff, faculty, and students usually account for 40% of UWTC’s annual campaign goal.
  • Staff/faculty participation rate is at an all-time low of 13% (far below our peer organizations).
uwtc partner agencies
UWTC Partner Agencies
  • Advocacy Center
  • Alcohol & Drug Council
  • American Red Cross
  • Better Housing for Tompkins County
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Catholic Charities
  • Community Dispute Resolution Center
  • Challenge Workforce Solutions
  • Child Development Council
  • Drop-in Children’s Center
  • Family & Children’s Center
  • Racker Centers
  • Finger Lakes Independence Center
  • Friends in Service Helping (FISH)
  • Foodnet
  • Gadabout Transportation
  • GIAC
  • Girl Scouts
  • Ithaca Community Childcare
  • Learning Web
  • LifeLong
  • Mental Health Assoc. of Tompkins County
  • Tompkins Tioga Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources Center
  • Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service
  • The Salvation Army
  • Tompkins Learning Partners, Inc.
  • YMCA
uwtc community councils and food pantries
UWTC Community Councils and Food Pantries
  • Brooktondale
  • Danby
  • Dryden
  • Enfield
  • Freeville
  • Groton
  • Lansing
  • McLean
  • Newfield
  • Southside
  • Varna

UWTC Corporate Cornerstone Partnerssupport UWTC’s administrative and operating expensesso 100 % of YOUR donation goes directly to support health & human service agencies in our communities!


United Way of Tompkins County

Corporate Cornerstone Partners

the need is now
The Need Is Now!
  • Many in our communities have not seen the ‘economic recovery’ yet – and may never.
  • Cornell has a substantial role in both using and helping provide funding for United Way service agencies.
  • Ithaca is an extraordinary community – because people care and work together.
  • Remember, a little bit goes a long way.
a dollar can reach a goal a 1 donation per paycheck can buy
A Dollar Can Reach a GoalA $1 donation per paycheck can buy:
  • 7 home repair applications for seniors in need
  • 2 hours of respite care
  • 1 hour of home health aide services
  • 5 days of meals on wheels for one person
  • 2 hours of group respite care for 7–9 children
  • Evaluations of children with disabilities
  • 1 hour of problem-solving training for a teenager
  • An in-home parenting session with educational materials, cooking instruction, donated blankets and other baby supplies
  • 2 round-trips of transportation from a rural home to the pediatrician's office for a mom and baby
  • Lunches for 50 low-income people at the Friendship Center
  • 1 hour of peer counseling
a 2 donation per paycheck can buy
A $2 donation per paycheck can buy:
  • Labor to apply sealant to roof leaks, to fix a leaking faucet, or make a door entry threshold more secure
  • 1 hour of caregiver counseling
  • 1 hour of grandparent support groups (grandparents training to raise their children's children)
  • 10 days of meals-on-wheels for 1 person
  • Respite care for 14–18 children
  • 1.5 hours of professional development for 6 volunteer mediators on mediation, home skills and coaching
  • Partial cost of college application fees for a teen in need
  • An educational program for 15–25 parents, grandparents, and other caregivers
  • Diapers for a newborn for five weeks
  • A night of shelter for a fire victim
  • Food and clothing for a fire victim
a 3 donation per paycheck can buy
A $3 donation per paycheck can buy:
  • 1 night of shelter to a homeless person with food, personal hygiene products, linens, and case management
  • Cleaning of gutters at an elderly person's home
  • Installation of 2 bath railings in a bathroom
  • 1 hour counseling for a child, parent or adult
  • 15 days of meals-on-wheels for one person
  • 1 scholarship for a parent to participate in a 6-hour training session on dealing with family conflicts
  • Assistance with high school re-enrollment or GED class registration for a teen parent
  • Internet access for students and staff
reasons to donate to the united way
Reasons to Donate to the United Way
  • UW is focused and results-driven, working year-round to address community conditions and build lasting solutions!
  • It’s the most efficient way to advance the common good
  • Your donation stays here.
  • Someone you know has definitely been helped by United Way agencies.
  • 100% of your donation goes to the community organization funding. No fees deducted.
  • It will make you feel good!
how can you participate
How Can YOU Participate?

It will take all of us, working together, to create real change in our communities.

  • Give — Make a gift today to help
  • Advocate — Stay informed and speak out on issues that matter to you
  • Volunteer — Put your talents to work!
thank you for considering a gift to uwtc
Thank You for considering a gift to UWTC
  • www.uwtc.org
  • http://unitedway.cornell.edu/news.html
  • http://unitedway.cornell.edu/chair.html

Pledge cards will be distributed next week. Please consider a donation.

Thank you.