Making a Difference Locally
Serving Our Community
The United Way of Leflore County consists of and supports 13 different 501(c)3 charities including: ArtPlace Mississippi, Beacon Harbor, Boys & Girls Club Greenwood Unit and MVSU Unit, Boy Scouts, Community Food Pantry, Community Kitchen, Delta Grace, Fuller Center for Housing, Leflore County 4-H, Leflore County Humane Society, and Salvation Army.
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.
Equity Statement: United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.We recognize systemic racism creates obstacles for African Americans and Indigenous People, upholds all other forms of oppression, and is an injustice to us all. We take the broadest possible view of diversity. We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are. We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.
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.