At United Way, we're committed to equity in our work

Friday, Sep. 4, 2020

Hear from our Chief Impact Officer, Amanda Whalen, on how UWCW centers racial equity in creating sustainable impact across our region.

The Resilient Families Fund will provide supportive housing services for families with the highest risk of being displaced in the wake of COVID-19 and prevent these families from becoming houseless. Your support is essential to help our community recover and become more resilient.

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Help Families Become More Resilient

Thursday, Sep. 3, 2020

We’ve launched the United Way Resilient Families Fund to provide supportive housing services for families with the highest risk of being displaced in the wake of COVID-19 and prevent these families from becoming houseless. We need your support to help our community recover and become more resilient.

Make a pledge today

Testimonial from Mar Hirschfield from APANO about the 2020 Census

Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020

Through Census Assistance Centers (CACs) and the We Count Oregon campaign, United Way and CEFCO established over 100 partnerships with community-based organizations across the state.

Mar Hirschfield, Census Equity Manager from APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) shares her perspective on the Census and why the partnership with United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is so important.

MLK 2020 Weekend of Service video recap

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
This year’s 13th annual MLK Weekend of Service demonstrates how your local United Way has been creating impact for 100 years… by bringing communities and partners together to make our region a better place.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day With Native American Youth and Family Center

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Meet Paul Lumley, Executive Director of the Native American Youth Center. As a partner with United Way, NAYA is able to provide support for childhood education within their community, enhancing cultural identity through specialized resources and maintaining their voice within our community. In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, United Way celebrates our partnership with NAYA and difference they're making in our region.

Join United Way and Make Love Count

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

Meet Glenn. A single father supporting twin girls entirely on his own, Glenn found himself struggling to support his family and provide stable housing. Thanks to your generosity and the support of our nonprofit partners, United Way helped provide Glenn the resources he needed to afford a home for himself and his daughters.

Make love count by donating today. 

Volunteer With Our Nonprofits and Make an Impact in Your Community

Monday, Aug. 12, 2019

Stephanie Barr, Direct of Services and Mission Impact at YWCA, discusses how United Way's partnership with YWCA has helped their organization assist thousands of community members throughout the region while maintaining a lens of equity and inclusion.

Looking Back at Comcast Cares Day 2019

Friday, May. 24, 2019

From playgrounds to classrooms to outdoor spaces, our volunteers made a huge difference at Oliver P Lent Elementary on #ComcastCaresDay. Take a look at the awesome work that was done by our Comcast and Hands on Greater Portland volunteers.

Double Your Impact By Paying It Forward

Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019

Andy Le has been giving to United Way for 18 years - but his connection with United Way began when he was eight years old and his family fled Vietnam and came to the United States. Andy shares his story and encourages community members like you to give back.
 

MLK 2019 Weekend of Service

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
With over 1600 volunteers and 73 projects, this year's MLK 2019 Weekend of Service was truly an incredible act of service in our region.

Thank You for Your #GivingTuesday Support!

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
On this year's #GivingTuesday, your support helped provide important resources for vulnerable kids and families in our community, families like Happy Star's.

A Year United Made Possible By You

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette's 2017-18 Impact Report is here. Take a look and see how you made a difference for kids and families in our region.

The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) Celebration!

Monday, Sep. 10, 2018
The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) is a governing council for United Way’s Early Learning Multnomah initiative. Within this council, parents from culturally-specific communities are given resources to have their voices heard when it comes to their child's education.