Did you know Alabama is last in the nation in funding for people with intellectual disabilities? United Way has more than 5,000 volunteers like Cassidy helping people with disabilities and more in Central Alabama each year. Click the graphic below to hear his story.
Did you know only 22% of four-year-olds in Central Alabama have access to state-funded, high-quality Pre-K? United Way’s Success By 6 program helped Yvonne change the future of at-risk four-year-olds to become ready for kindergarten. Click the graphic below to hear her story.
Did you know by fifth grade, summer learning loss can cause some students to be up to three years behind others? Through Bold Goals, United Way and SAIL’s Summer Learning Program, students like Brennan gained three months of reading proficiency and improved math skills in just six weeks. Click the graphic below to hear her story.
Did you know 1 in 5 women will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime? The YWCA is just one of many United Way agencies helping thousands of men and women like Megan, recover from sexual assault or domestic violence each year. Click the graphic below to hear her story.
Did you know 17% of seniors in Alabama struggle with hunger? Bert is one of many United Way volunteers delivering a meal and a friendly visit to homebound seniors who are clients of the Meals on Wheels program. Last year alone, Meals on Wheels delivered 169,275 in 2017. Despite our progress, there are still more than 1,800 on the waiting list and we need your help. Click the graphic below to hear his story.