Honoring World Refugee Day 2019

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, an international day commemorating the resilience, courage, perseverance and impact of millions of refugees globally. 

Sharing Culture One Story at a Time

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019
With help from United Way, Washington County Cooperative Library Services has launched a new series of multilingual storytimes in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

"I Open Up a lot of Eyes:" Donor Spotlight on Andy Le

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019
Andy Le has been giving back to his community for nearly two decades. Each year Andy shares his story of receiving United Way's support in the hope that it inspires his colleagues at Comcast to give back too. We sat down with Andy to hear his incredible journey and how it all comes back to waffles. 

#UnitedToEndRacism Challenge Winner!

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019

In honor of March 21 being International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we asked our supporters to share a selfie with their role model, someone who inspires them to be #UnitedToEndRacism in their community. From a family member to a neighbor to an activist they admire, the possibilities of highlighting an important person who has left a lasting impact on eliminating racism are endless. 

Once all photos were submitted, it was up to you to vote on your favorite photo, and the results are in! 

On the Journey to Advancing Racial Equity

Friday, Mar. 15, 2019

March 21st is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (#EndRacism Day), marked in observance of the 1960 police shooting of 69 people peacefully protesting apartheid in South Africa.

United Way Statement: Response to the Recent Shootings in New Zealand

Friday, Mar. 15, 2019

We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s violence in New Zealand.  At United Way, we abhor violence in any form, particularly when it is connected to divisiveness, bigotry, hate, and racism.  We feel fortunate to be working locally in partnership with individuals, organizations, and communities that actively recognize the strengths we have in our diversity, and that are working to build an equitable and inclusive region for peoples from all races, religions, cultures, and communities.  

A Farewell to Mindy Coolidge, Program Director of Hands on Greater Portland

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019

After over 15 years, United Way is saying good-bye to Hands On Greater Portland Program Director Mindy Coolidge. 

Mindy has an unyielding commitment to volunteerism in her community and has made tremendous efforts to expand the horizon of United Way's volunteer program. Playing an integral role in recruiting thousands of volunteers each year, Mindy has grown Hands On Greater Portland exponentially, while organizing volunteer events and, of course, providing her own service to our region as well. 

Volunteer Spotlight: Camille Bell

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

Days after MLK Weekend of Service 2019 has come to an end, Dr. King's message of giving back has still remained at the forefront of our community. Hands on Greater Portland, a volunteer program of United Way, has brought in thousands of volunteers over the years, and they have all played integral roles in adding value back into our region by providing their dedicated time. We sat down with volunteer leader Camille Bell to hear about what motivates her to be part of this important program. 

Top 5 Moments in 2018

Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
As we head into the New Year, we hope you'll take a moment to reflect on how your support made our region a better place for everyone. Here are the top five moments you made possible.