UNITED WAY CREDO
People everywhere are endowed with a desire and capacity to care for others. A concerned and caring community organization is needed as a vehicle for people to channel their energies and resources voluntarily to that end. The United Way has evolved as a community process that brings people together to promote individual well-being and social good.
Therefore, we, the volunteers and professionals of United Way, subscribe to these fundamental precepts as a guide to our actions.
We believe that the dignity and worth of every individual should be cherished, protected and preserved.
We believe that we are stewards of a community process through which all the people can share, both in shaping a common vision of a caring community and in transforming that vision into a dynamic reality.
We believe that we are strongest when we are most inclusive. We seek to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of our work. We believe that out of that involvement will grow understanding, commitment, and the material support we need.
We believe that donors, volunteers, and service providers are the principal stakeholders in our community organization. Sensitivity to their needs is essential to the success of the process called the United Way .
We believe that people who give their time or money to the community should have clear, accurate information about how their resources are put to use.
We believe that we must search continuously for new and better ways to meet community needs more fully and economically. We must anticipate and shape change and give the same consideration to new community needs as we give to familiar ones.
We believe that we must assess the effectiveness of the programs we support against objective standards, and that we must encourage all voluntary agencies to do the same.
We believe that we must strengthen the social bonds that unite us by exercising our responsibility to one another as a community of caring people.
Financial information about us and a copy of our license are available from the State Solicitation Branch at 1-888-830-4989. This license is not an endorsement by the state.