Mission: TO IMPROVE LIVES BY MOBILIZING THE CARING POWER OF COMMUNITIES.
Programs: Community impact achieved through community impact investments in the areas of health, education, and financial stability ready for life # youth participating in character building programs will demonstrate leadership, personal responsibility and conflict resolution and life skills. 8,326 #youth provided services will avoid bullying, violence, court involvement or disciplinary actions. 916 # parents will improve interactions with their children. 1,301 # youth will understand the consequences of high risk behavior. 3,062 # adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will receive support; and # will achieve their vocational goals. 298 # adults seeking help to improve their literacy will increase their english proficiency and reading skills. 600 ready for school through training and support, # early childhood education professionals will improve their teaching practices in the classroom for the educational benefit. 2,428 # of children screened will be ready for kindergarten. 904 # families will receive child care services information and referrals. 2,059 % of the children receiving child care scholarships will be enrolled in high quality care programs (4-5 stars). 2,059 success in school # youth participating in academic support programs will improve their school attendance and study habits 1,651 # students will improve their grades 1,334 # who perform at grade level 183 # who advance to next grade 1,688 # students will improve on standardized test scores. 325 basic needs # pounds of food distributed 36,749,803 # meals will be served to the hungry and malnourished. 18,235,427 #articles of clothing will be distributed to those in need and to those who have been displaced. 24,088 services for seniors and people with disabilities will allow # to continue to live independently. 17,524 access to care # under-insured people will receive medical supplies or prescriptions to deal with their health issues. 11,808 mental health care will be provided to # under-insured individuals to improve their well-being. 4,818 # people who receive substance abuse treatment will reduce their dependencies 6,948 # people will receive primary health care. 5,567 # people receiving care will avoid inappropriate hospitalization or re-hospitalization 6,667 # people with chronic health conditions that will improve their health status 14,836 crisis prevention & response # adults and children seeking help for neglect, abuse and violence will improve their skills and get the support they need to stay safe. 9,748 # families of armed services members will be assisted with their personal crises. 396 # units of blood will be collected to help save lives. 57,778 # people that receive disaster assistance 1,053 # volunteers are prepared to serve their community 2,276 # people who have committed violence will be supported so that 90% avoid re-arrest within 12 months 445 financial management # of individuals will receiving financial education services will demonstrate new skills to help them improve their financial situation 2,626 affordable housing # households that are at risk of losing their homes will receive prevention assistance (wake only) 740 # of the above will maintain their housing for six months (wake only) 740 # homeless households will move into permanent housing 923 and # will maintain it for 12 months 324 sustaining employment # increase employment related income through programs and job supports 1,252 # will become employed 1,087 # who enter a job training program will complete it 417 # will successfully apply for benefits 2,160
emergency shelter grant - organization serves as a fiscal agent for the wake county continuum of care which operates homeless shelters and provides rapid re-housing services for citizen experiencing or near homelessness. Grant funds are claimed on behalf of the continuum on a reimbursement basis from the state of north carolina under an award from the federal department of housing and urban development.
First I should state I am a donor, since it is convent to denote from salary deductions to United Way.
However, it is clear that the United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is not complying with the "Standards for Charity Accountability" as monitored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)'s "Wise Giving Alliance", which provides under National Charity Reports a detailed report that can be found at web address:
The violations listed under BBB's "Standards for Charity Accountability" are numerous and include:
Standard #7: Effectiveness Report: UWGT does not meet this Standard because: Although it has produced a written effectiveness assessment report, the report did not include recommendations for future actions.
Standard #16: Annual Report: UWGT does not meet this standard because the most recent annual report did not include: Total income, Total expenses for each program in the same categories that appear in the organization’s financial statements, Total fund raising expenses, Total administrative expenses, Total end of year net assets.
Also standard #15: Truthful Materials: could not be verified by BBB.
The team at United Way fo the Greater Triangle is top notch. They understand that service to the community is the #1 driver to every decision they make...and they use my time wisely as a volunteer better than any group I've ever worked with.
United Way - and in particular, the Young Leaders' Society has provided me the opportunity to step outside the ordinary giving process. In the past, as is tradition, I gave at the office. When a slot to help organize the office campaign opened up, I decided to advocate to our newer team members. Now, on the Steering Committe for Young Leaders Society for my local United Way, I have been granted the opportunity to volunteer. I've found out in an organic way, that it's not just a slogan on a billboard. And when I meet folks whose lives are uplifited and transformed, not only because they received the highly important services UWAY has to offer, but also others who are transformed and uplifted by giving, advocating and volunteering, I realize that what I'm doing with my time is really making a difference.
The Triangle United Way is a truly wonderful organization. I've had the opportunity to volunteer in serveral different roles and love seeing how the United Way and its member organizations help so many people in the Triangle area. With the economy being so bad, the United Way and its affiliates are working extra hard to make sure that everyone that needs help gets it. I love volunteering with the United Way, and have seen how hard they work to help the community with the funds they raise.