MLK Weekend of Service

Join us for MLK Weekend of Service - a weekend to honor Dr. King's legacy by volunteering in your community.

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Resources for Those Impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown

See what resources are available if you or someone you know has been impacted by the Government shutdown.

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Top 5 Moments in 2018

Thank you for your support in 2018 - here are the top five moments you made possible!

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A Safe Place to Call Home

With your continued generosity, Happy Star was able to give her children a better life without worry that she wouldn't have a place to stay.

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A Year United Made Possible By You

Our 2017-18 Impact Report is here - take a look and see how you made a difference for kids and families in our region.

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As the government shutdown continues, federal employees and community members are beginning to feel the impact, ranging from a pause in pay to questions about important benefits and programs. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a halt or reduction in pay or benefits and services, you can find helpful information by calling 2-1-1 or reviewing our list of resources


Help end childhood poverty, discrimination and homelessness in the Portland metro area and donate to United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, where we have a simple, ambitious vision – to invest in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty, in order to be free to reach their potential.

For nearly 100 years we’ve been connecting and supporting the people, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies working hard to make our region a better place for everyone. We’re partnering with over a hundred of the best nonprofit organizations to focus on schools, families and communities and provide solutions to the challenges created by poverty.  

When we invest in our region’s kids, we free the future. 

Before receiving help from United Way and NAYA, Happy Star was bouncing from house to house, trying to find a safe place for herself and her four children to stay. 

Thanks to your support this holiday season, Happy Star was able to provide her family with stable housing. Without the worry of where to live or how to put food on the table, she can focus on her well-being and ensuring her kids are healthy and thriving in school. 

Thank you for your generosity. Your donations have made a tremendous impact in local families and kids in our community.