United Starts with You

For 100 years, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) has served our community’s most vital needs, thanks to the support of countless individuals and organizations. From the Great Depression to tornado disaster relief to a global pandemic, we’ve been the community’s safety net for a century. With your help, we can continue to serve Central Alabama’s unforeseen needs for the next 100 years while continuing to work towards health, education, financial stability and access to services for all.


Here are just a few things you’re supporting through our campaign:

356,667 meals were served to local seniors last year

Meals on Wheels (MOW) is dedicated to improving the lives of homebound seniors throughout Jefferson County by delivering meals and hope to those who are unable to fulfill their own nutritional needs. With food costs rising and the waitlist growing, MOW needs volunteers now more than ever to help us continue this incredibly important work. If you have just an hour to spare, you can make a meaningful difference.

Learn more about Meals on Wheels

16.7% of girls will not finish high school – You can help change that number

Girls Inc. was founded in 1864 to support girls and young women during the aftermath of the Civil War. In 1954, Girls Inc. became a United Way partner agency, and we have been working together ever since to empower girls in Central Alabama to succeed. Girls Inc.’s research-based programming is designed to teach these girls to live healthily, succeed academically and acquire well-rounded life skills. When you give to United Way, you are standing in these girls’ corners, giving them a safe space to grow and the tools they need to be their strongest, smartest and boldest selves.

Learn more about Girls Inc.

Providing a Safe Haven for Youth in Crisis

Family Connection is a multiservice agency designed to provide a safe place for youth in crisis. Through counseling, safe sites, drug prevention education and more, Family Connection strives to support young people experiencing homelessness or disconnectedness. Whether someone has aged out of the foster system or run away, they are there to help. Together, we fight for the safety and security of all young people in Central Alabama.

Learn more about Family Connection
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