Callaway County United Way, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   406 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 793 Fulton MO 65251 USA

Mission: Our mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another by serving as a funding entity to provide financial support to high priority human service agencies and as a community catalyst to match local needs with human service providers.
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a recipient of United Way funds, I would like to express what that means for our organization. As most non-profits the garnering of funds is always a challenge. The Callaway County United Way has been very supportive of us and the work we do as a victim service program. I believe the dedication of the staff and board is exceptional and we as a county are blessed to have them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personal experience has been as a recipient of funds which has played a significant role in maintaining our program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do not see any necessary changes which need to be made.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We are an agency funded by the United Way and due to their support provide many critical programs to children and families in Callaway County! GO United Way !!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping individuals with various levels of need, abilities and interests!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

i've been using the Serve bus and their clothing and food closets for a while now. since my husband left and i got 4 kids under 10 to take care of on my minumum wage job. i also use the perscription program, and joined the kids in scouts. all this we have becuse of the united way and other nice people

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gettin g help for my kids and me to keep us together

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

volunteer with them as soon as the kids is older

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a client that was assisted by one of the agencies that CCUW supports. This agency has helped me and my family start a new life and I would not be where I am today without their help and support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Receiving assistance, comfort and support in assisting me with the new changes that were taking place in my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

friend

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Major, I have a new life now and I am domestic abuse free!!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Callaway County United Way helps so many people in our community.

The Callaway Senior Center serves a nutritious lunch to the senior citizens of Callaway County. Without the help of The Callaway County United Way, this may not be possible. Keep up the good work!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working as the center administrator fot The Callaway Senior Center.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The CCUW has a great team that focuses on communication, meeting expectations and keeping abreast with changes in the community. It accomplishes so much with very few employees.

I work with the Dental Initiative and know CCUW is backing our goals of obtaining affordable dental for all Callawegians. As the Initiative continues to focus on this issue, it will be imperative to have community support and CCUW will help get the word out!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

both my program, 55 & GO Volunteer, RSVP program and in working as a part of a collaborative effort with the Dental Initiative. The CCUW offers a strong leadership presence in the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Shorten the black out days period.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Callaway UW does their very best to manage the funds raised and allocations made. Funding made to the Great Rivers Council BSA makes it possible to support appox. 8oo youth in the area. Funding from the UW supports 3 Scout Units at The Missouri School for the Deaf (fully funded program), send kids to camp, and the annual food drive which also benefits the community directly.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Boy Scouts

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n/a

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Being a member agency of United Way of Callaway County is vitally important to our mission of providing advocacy, education and sheltering for the homeless in Callaway County.
They provided valuable technical assistance last year when our organization was undergoing a major mission change.
They provide us with opportunies to network with other member agencies at twce yearly roundtables.
They give a voice to our clients' stories and our agency's mission and needs through their speaker's bureau.
As the second largest recipient of their funding we can rest assured that the utilities will remain on at our two shelters throughout the year enabling us to provide more than 3700 bed nights to the children, women and men experiencing homelessness in Callaway County in 2010.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Clients obtaining housing security as a result of having up to six months of free sheltering. We have less than 16% recidivism rate due to the fact that clients have breathing room to create a stable life and funding plan for their family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They are doing all the RIGHT stuff! Engaging all facets of the community. Their media message is on task and their Board of Directors and Executive Director are fully engaged in all aspects of the organization.

 
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