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Callaway County United Way Inc

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Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy

Mission: Collect charitable donations

Programs: Distribute contriutions to qualifying agenciesdonor designated contributions& sponsorships

Community Stories

404 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Each year the Callaway United Way holds a fundraiser auction. This is a spectacularly successful event for the whole community, knowing how much the United Way, and the agencies it serves, does for this small community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I own the Fulton Hometown Sears store and we held an event where we gave 1% of all proceeds to the Callaway United Way. The event went pretty well and we were able to give the CUW a donation to help the help the people of Callaway County with the many things they do for the people

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a Boy Scout for many years and learned a lot.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a college student with more month than money sometimes. It's good to know that I can go to the Food Pantry if I need to and get enough food to get through the month. They don't ask any questions, and always make me feel welcome.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a college student with a limite budget. I can go to the Clothes Cupboard and get up to date clothing at very reasonable prices.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I like that I can help multiple worthy organizations with just one donation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I like to donate my used clothes to the Clothes Cupboard and know that someone gets good use from them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Low overhead! Nearly 90% of every dollar goes to the agencies that the Callaway County United Way funds. The United Way does not have an office. No utility bills. No employee benefits. No office equipment expenditures.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only do I volunteer for United Way supported organizations but by giving to UW, I am able to help financially all of those organizations. The Callaway Chapter of the Red Cross, Kingdom Respite Care and Hopsice, Wiley and Haven Houses (collectively Our House) and several other volunteer agencies would not be able to do all that they do without the United Way support. In this community donating to the United Way is one sure way to give back to the whole community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped out at the radiothon and the local soup kitchen.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way is a wonderful organization, with a truly caring staff, that helps so many people in the county.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way supports the 2-1-1 program. 2-1-1 is a 24-hour, seven-day-a week, 365 day-a-year service, which provides callers with information about and referrals to health and human services for every day needs and in time of crisis. 2-1-1 is also a way for individuals to find volunteer opportunities in their area. I think 2-1-1 is a very valuable service for many in our area.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anyone can champion the cause. Whether you’re speaking out to improve education, income and health, reaching out to members of Congress, or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for many organizations and the most well organized and well run charitable organization is the Callaway County United Way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Callaway County United Way provides support to many wonderful organizations in our community. In particular, Wiley House has been able to continue services to homeless persons in our county.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way agencies provide over 200 programs and services to more than 11,000 people in our community. A donation to the United Way is the smart way to use my charitable dollars.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

United Way funding gives families experiencing poverty hope.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

United Way has helped us out at the Senior Center. The seniors have a place to meet and just enjoy talking to each other. We can play cards, eat & attend different functions. It gives us something to do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am confident that my donation to the Callaway County United Way does the most good possible. Instead of trying to decide which non-profit organization in my community to donate to the United Way takes all the guess work out of it. One donation to the United Way and I am contributing to 13 local agencies at once.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

United Way helped me with several different ways. They were there for me when I needed them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The United Way in our small community does a great job to help many! By funding local agencies the United Way makes sure that the most people are helped without duplicating services.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United way works very hard to serve all aspects of our community. They are proactive as well as reactive to the needs of the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The United Way has done so much for so many, but the need is always there, so donate, volunteer, tell others about the great things done by Callaway Co United Way. Someday you may need their help, and to know you helped out when others were in need, gives you a great feeling.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way provides resources that help many of the most vulnerable people in the county. The CCUW people do the best job they can with limited resources.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This agency has been serving the needs of the area for 50 years. The integrity and consistent quality of their work has been its strength. The UW touches as many people as possible on limited funds. I was the recipient of their work when I was a boy scout. I have made contributions to the UW all of my working life, now 30 years because this is one of the few organizations I feel that maximizes my contribution.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family and I have lived in Fulton for 47 years. Our boys were involved in groups that are supported by CCUW during their years growing up here. My husband and I were educators, and saw many examples of the good things that CCUW helped with in this great small town. I personally know the woman in charge/director of the Callaway County United Way and a number of others who are involved with groups who receive monies from the CCUW. All are very dedicated and thankful for the support this town gives them. We have always felt that our donations were important and well-used.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

The volunteers of this organization truly believe in the overall mission statement of the United Way. They give of their time, resouces and money in an effort to help those who need a helping hand...because it is the right thing to do. Many recipients of the UW just need a little help to get back on their feet, a little support, a smile and encouragement. We all have bumps in the road sometimes, some that are so out of our control, but that have such an impact on our lives today as well as the future. The Callaway County United Way has been making a positive difference in people's lives for many, many years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a student at Westminster College and have helped volunteer for several of the United Way's activities. I also recently have been selected to serve on the Board of the United Way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

CCUW has been the largest fund raising agency in Callaway County
that helps the most people that really need help.I have been proud to
help as a volunteer for many years because CCUW improves the
quality of life for many needy folks in our county.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am homeless man in my mid 50's. Out of work for two years because of health. Our House, one of the CCUW agencies gives us a good, safe place to sleep, eat and shower. They have said if it weren't for the CCUW they would not have been able to open the Wiley House shelter for men and women. God Bless them for their help.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A great charity that supports many different organizations in Callaway County. Every dollar given to CCUW supports the community in dozens of different ways!

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Donor

Rating: 5

CCUW is the primary charitable organization emphasized at Ameren. The professional nature of the organization helps to reduce administrative costs to ensure the money donated goes towards the intended recipients and causes to help those within the community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our company is proud to be involved with Callaway County United Way. We contribute to the organization for every sale we make, and we know they do good things for the area with our contributions.

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Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

CCUW is a well run, professional agency that is a significant asset to our community. My business, RE/MAX Select, is a partner with the CCUW.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love this organization. Professional, Honest and fun.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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Board Member

Rating: 4

With the short time I have been a board member of this great institution, the work that has been planned is trememendous. Thus far, no regretions in joining.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had to the opportunity to see the United Way do many great things in our community. With the assistance provided to parents, children, and the homeless, the United Way allows Callaway County to build stronger roots embedded within its people.

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Patty M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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 !!!

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Tom H.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been privileged to be helped by the Callaway County United Way several times throughout the years. I can never repay what they have done for my family but I'll happily donate for as many years as I'm able.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The United Way has helped many people in our area. From swimming lessons in the summer to needed coats in the winter, the United Way is always there. The United Way has been very helpful with our 4-H group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with the local 4-H clubs for 45 years.
The united way is a big help with 4-H by supporting our county extension office. Without the help from united way, our 4-H clubs would not have the resources we need to help our kids grow into responsible adults.
Our kids learn life skills by volunteering their time and talents to help others in need.
The kids in Callaway County 4-H are very involved with community service. They help with Recycling plastics, Nursing homes, Soup kitchens, Food drives for food banks, Adopting families in need during Christmas, And raising money for St. Judes Children's Hospital.
I have been donating to the United Way for almost 20 years.

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bigfan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't imagine Callaway County without the United Way.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have never seen a nonprofit organization that goes so far beyond the bounderies of its comunity as the Callaway County United Way. They use all the tools avabile in today electronic age to not only get donations to help their cause but to put that money towards why the United Way is so important.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Callaway County United Way provides many services to the people of the County - Without their funding it would be difficult to make the 4-H Program available - Thanks to the United Way funding the 4-H Program is growing and the members are in turn givving back to the community throught their Community Service projects and studies show that 4-H members are more likely to continue to give back to the community as adults.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that takes good care of the $$ donated

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Matt L.

Donor

Rating: 5

They have a wonderful staff who is dedicated to helping others in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Callaway County United Way is an organization that does so many things for so many people. Most importantly, the staff and volunteers are those who tirelessly dedicate their heart, mind, soul and body to improving the lives of others.

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Julia U.

Donor

Rating: 5

I really appreciate the work of the Callaway County United Way. The Callaway County United Way works so hard to collect funds to support many local agencies. The local agencies that I am most involved with supported in part by the Callaway County United Way are the Callaway County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Callaway County YMCA. Both of these agencies directly benefit from the gifts of the Callaway County United Way and these agencies return those gifts to the community by supporting the needs of the local community. I personally donate to the Callaway County United Way because I see how the funds donated directly benefits this community.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I greatly appreciate what CCUW does for the community; excellent work!

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have worked on the local campaign and my business has donated to the campaign.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way does so many great things for my community! It helps so many people get back on their feet and gives them opportunities when people have no where else to turn. It also hold lots of great fundraisers that everyone in my family enjoys!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way is a well-run organization that does so much for so many. From helping provide shelter for the homeless, to helping feed the hungry, the CCUW is vital to the health and well-being of our community. Like many others, I give to the United Way through monthly payroll deductions through my employer – a great way to help others. I also am a member of the board of one of the agencies supported by the United Way. Necessary in good economic times, support for the United Way is crucial when the economy is strained. However, no matter what the economy, good or bad, the Callaway County United Way is essential to Callaway County.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CARDV is a wonderful organization and they help so many people. It has been my privledge to go through the volunteer training (which is excellent) and to help those who need our help. I can't wait until I retire so I can give more hours to volunteering.

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Donor

Rating: 4

It is wonderful the work that United Way Callaway County is working with Kingdom Projects.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way is a wonderful organization that helps thousands in our community. Local agencies receive funds from the United Way and provide valuable programs and services to those in need. The United Way agencies serve all ages in the community, provide food and shelter, meals to our elderly, scholarships for children to participate in YMCA activities, provide transportation and utility assistance, and those are just a few examples.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We take our mission very seriously and believe our stewarship of all funds collected must be above reproach in order to maintain our image within the community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It's great to know CCUW is doing so much to assist those in need, especially in this time of economic turmoil. I was reminded recently by a friend how many times the Bible talks about helping those in need. As James 1:27 says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress."

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