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Every year, people like you help drive a movement to solve some of our region's toughest challenges. You inspire thousands of people to widen their perspectives, to invest in our collective future, to act for a brighter tomorrow.
Whether you've been campaigning for a dozen years or just joined us this year, we're here to help you in any way we can. In our Campaign Headquarters you will find all the tools for a successful campaign.
Thank you for inspiring others to give, advocate or volunteer to advance the common good.
We support programs and agencies in our 5-parish area. We are proud to say we have one of the lowest overhead costs in the nonprofit circle. For every dollar donated by an individual or business, United Way of Southwest Louisiana is able to invest the entire dollar back into the community. Your money never leaves home, but is used to assist a neighbor, family member or coworker while they get back on their feet. You can feel good about where your gift is going.
If your workplace doesn't conduct a United Way campaign, you can easily set up your monthly autopay on our site. If you would like to direct your donation to one of our four pillars, one of our initiatives or even a partner agency, you will find all of the information listed in order to make a choice. A majority of our donors trust us to put their gifts where they're needed the most and you can also do that. DONATE TODAY
Your United Way gift is deductible on Schedule A of the Form 1040, if you choose to itemize deductions on your tax return. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding IRS limitations that may apply in your individual situation.
A free helpline operated 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week and every day of the year, this call center has trained specialists answering calls from those in need. Top calls for help are consistently for basic needs: food, housing, utility assistance and medical prescriptions.
2-1-1 is a valuable community resource with the most comprehensive database of social services available for our community. Encourage individuals who need help to dial 2-1-1.
People in the greatest need throughout our community are the ones who benefit from these donations. United Way promotes the tenets of “Education, Economic Mobility and Health” and, through programs with the agencies it funds, is involved in many aspects of intervention and prevention.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana is the one organization looking at the big picture – embracing the entire circle of life focusing on children and youth, families and neighborhoods, seniors and people rebuilding their lives. We are the social services safety net for our community, creating long-lasting change to prevent problems from happening in the future.
United Way brings people together for a greater good. There are basic things we all need for a good life: Quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, good health, and sometimes help through difficult times. United Way works each and every day to make these building blocks for a better life a reality throughout Southwest Louisiana communities. We stand united because this is our community!
For over 79 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community.
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Lake Charles, LA 70601
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