Letter from United Way

Dear Faculty and Staff of Walla Walla University:

This year United Way allocated over $284,435 to our valley through programs such our Adopt-a-Student program, the Collective Impact initiative on the local Education Pipeline, Emergency Health & Human Services, Adult Literacy, Domestic Violence, and Home Team/ Parent Aide, to name a few.  These programs have a common theme; each address HealthIncome, and Education, which we strongly believe impact quality of life and are a basic human right for every person. 

Through our Collective Impact initiative and your support, we believe we can more efficiently support Health, Education and Financial Stability from cradle through career. Our first focus area this year is programming to support the critical transitions of middle school students.

YOU can help by joining the #GIVE5 initiative. TAKE 5 minutes to see the impact your “5” can make through United Way, GIVE $5 to your community, and TELL 5 friends.

The needs of students and families in our region are at an all-time high need for help. Over 60% of students now qualify for free or reduced lunches in our local schools. All students want to fit in, succeed and make a difference…but they need your help.

United Way of the Blue Mountains is thankful for the generous support of the staff and faculty at Walla Walla University and we believe that you share in the same values we have mentioned above.  It is our request that you continue this tradition of giving and invite those that have not, to join us in participating in this year’s United Way campaign.

Quick facts about your donation:

  • Working together can create lasting changes through United Way:
  • Your donation goes farther by partnering with others.
  • You can contribute directly to your community and improve lives.
  • Your support for local programs targets the most pressing needs and focuses on the root causes of our community's greatest challenges.

To view United Way of Walla Walla County’s online brochure and other event announcements, click the links below.

United Way Campaign Brochure 2019-20

Jingle Bell Fun Run 2019

Great News!  This year no paper forms are needed to donate.  Please click the link below to donate online and utilize the fast and easy payroll deduction contribution that helps make our community better.

NOTE: Donations must be received by 12:00pm (noon) on Friday, December 27, 2019 to go into effect for 2020.

Donation Form

Thank you for your generosity and consideration.

Christy Lieuallen
Executive Director, United Way of the Blue Mountains

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