Advance the common good
and create a better life for everyone in Spokane County.† Our focus is on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality life.We all have a stake in creating
a healthy, prosperous community.† We win
when a child succeeds in school, when a neighborhood turns around, when
families have good health and workers have solid jobs.One person or organization
cannot solve our community's tough issues alone.† That's why United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources to get the job done.† Our goal is to create lasting changes that will help children gain the skills to succeed in school and life, help families and individuals become financially stable and independent, and help people achieve physical, mental and emotional health.We work side-by-side
with individuals, nonprofits, government, businesses and other community partners to change systems so that individuals have the support they need to succeed.To that end, we:
- Engage the community in setting a vision and priorities.
- Work together to build strategies to reach the community's goal.
- Get commitments in time, money and expertise to advance those strategies.
- Report back, and adjust strategies when needed.
It means recognizing
that whether or not we know a child, it matters to everyone if that child grows up to be a contributing member of this community.† Thatís why we focus on Education and making sure our children succeed in school and life.† It affects the well being of our entire community.
It means understanding
that when any part of this community is struggling financially, it affects the prosperity for all of us.† Thatís why we focus on Income so families prosper and are financially stable.† It affects the economic health of our entire community.
HealthIt means seeing
that things like mental illness, drug addiction and family violence are problems that ripple throughout our community.† Thatís why we focus on Health so that people make healthy choices. It affects the overall health of our entire community.