The United Way of Leflore County consists of and supports 12 different 501(c)3 charities. Each of these charities make an impact on our community and must reapply every year. Any 501c3 organization may apply to become a United Way Agency.
The United Way works to raise money to help support each of our agencies through fundraisers such as the All-In Event, Viking Cooking Class, Radiothon, Pace Setter Party, Drive for Your Community, and more. We also rely heavily on workplace pledges from local businesses. These pledges come through employee payroll deduction and are proof that everyone can help those in need by giving a small – or large – donation each pay period.
The United Way works closely with each of our agencies and provides hands on assistance as well as financial assistance through monthly agency highlights. The Board of Directors believes that we are to give not only our money, but also of our time in talents in providing assistance to our designated agencies.
Mission Statement: To identify the needs of the community and bring together the resources necessary to have a positive impact on the people of Leflore County.
Relationship to United Way Worldwide:
Through a vast network of volunteers and local charities, local United Way organizations throughout the world help meet the health and human-care needs of millions of people every day. United Way’s 142-year history is built on the proven effectiveness of local organizations helping people in their own communities.
The United Way system includes approximately 1,900 community-base United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.
United Way Worldwide is the national service and training center, supporting its members with national services that include advertising, training, corporate relations, research, networks and government relations. The national center does not raise or distribute funds. United Way Worldwide is governed by a 45-member volunteer board. The first national service center was established in 1918.