Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I give to United Way? Why not give directly to an individual non-profit?

A gift to United Way of Coastal Carolina is an investment in a powerful network of interconnected LOCAL programs and services; no single non-profit organization stands alone. The value of your donation has a snowball effect, giving it a system-wide impact. When you donate to United Way, your contribution goes to programs that can help individuals find shelter, food, health care, child care, rent and utility assistance and more. By donating to United Way, you strengthen an entire community of non-profits offering many types of resources.

Q: Why have a United Way Campaign?

The United Way workplace campaign unites employees in all offices or branches of a company, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer, and speak out for causes that matter to them.  Workplace donations to United Way are part of how we are building a stronger community and creating sustainability across all our communities. Your investment also cultivates a healthy, more productive workforce fueling future economic stability.

Q: How is United Way much more than a fundraising organization?

United Way’s leadership role in the community brings together a wide network of people and organizations necessary to address problems at their root. United Way works closely with businesses, schools, government, faith-based groups and our traditional partner agencies to enhance the results of our efforts and maximize resources.issues. We are investing in solutions that will lift people up and have a positive impact on our community for years to come.

Q: What makes United Way different from other charities?

Most charities focus on a single cause or area of concern. United Way tackles broad real-time issues that affect the entire community. We know that it takes all parts of a community working together to create real, measurable change.

Q: Where does my donation go?

A: United Way of Coastal Carolina depends on community campaigns and giving to provide funding for local non-profit organizations and programs focused on community initiatives. The money you donate funds grants to health and human service programs throughout our four county region of Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties. Your donation stays local to help those in need in our communities.