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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Zimmer Radio Group has sponsored the Callaway County United Way Radio-thon for 11 years now. The event started out as a community awareness project and has evolved into the annual kick-off for our local United Way. The event has grown and grown each year to now include a car show, BBQ, online auction, agency/client interviews, and much more.

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While listening to the Radio-thon one is able to hear stories from actual United Way agency clients.

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No change.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, WE INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL. Whether it’s reading to children, stocking shelves in the food pantry, or delivering meals to home bound seniors, there are hundreds of volunteer options available every day and the Callaway County United Way and their agencies provide volunteer services to our community.

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I come in contact with clients of United Way services through my volunteer work.

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

Find a way to raise more money and provide more funding to the agencies.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Business owners are asked to donate to charities every day. When planning our charitable budget each year the non-profit organization that is always top of the list if the United Way. You don't give to the United Way you give through the United Way. One gift helps so many people and so many organizations.

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A couple that I know fell on hard times. Never would they have dreamed that they needed services provided by a United Way agency until they both lost their jobs. United Way agency services helped them get back on their feet and back on track. They had a temporary setback and were able to push forward due to United Way funding to several member agencies.

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

Nothing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Callaway County United Way has been around for over 50 years. It is a strong organization which helps nearly 1/4th the population in our small community each year.

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A friend of mine lost her house in a fire. The Red Cross, a United Way agency, was there to help her and her family in the early hours. United Way agencies do great work!

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

None.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Callaway County United Way is a vibrant organization that has been the heart and soul of our community. Run by dedicated and skilled professionals, CCUW empowers individuals, families and organizations.

I've been especially impressed by its straightforward, transparent, and honest approach to fundraising. I don't feel pressured and I have great confidence that the money I contribute goes to the projects that I select.

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I've worked with groups that have been funded by CCUW and I know that these activities would not be available had it not been for CCUW's financial support.

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

Continue working to get broad representation on the board from all over Callaway County.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is a blessing to our community and has wonderful leadership and enthusiasm.

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Donating

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

Not change a thing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen how their various fundraising events promote community awareness as well as envoke compassion from people of all ages-from the penny drives in the elementary schools to the classic car shows, CCUW positively impacts many, through their giving & their soliciting.

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I have seen how their various fundraising events promote community awareness as well as envoke compassion from people of all ages-from the penny drives in the elementary schools to the classic car shows, CCUW positively impacts many, through their giving & their soliciting.

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

More paid staff members

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Without the United Way, our organization could not provide much-needed services to the community. We actively support the United Way through assisting in various fundraisers.

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I see the lives of community members change every day by the services that the United Way provides.

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

Absolutely none!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Without the Callaway County United Way, many community members would not have the opportunity to seek the help they need to address critical mental helath needs!

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no

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

Help them find additional funds to continue the great work that they do!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CCUW touches the lives of citizens of Callaway County every day. They assure that our community has the resources to provide exceptional emergency care. I have benefitted from the outstanding first aid and CPR training they support through the American Red Cross. Thanks for caring CCUW!

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

Fulton

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

not change a thing

 
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