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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

The CCUW has helped out with many other non-profit organizations in Callaway County to aid people that are less fortunate. In doing this they are providing meals and places for these people to stay until they get back on their feet or to help supplement their lifestyle. Without the CCUW these avenues would not be possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer as well as donating for many years. This organization is well organized and helps a lot of local organizations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the Callaway County United Way for many years. it is a wonderful organization that fundraises for local agencies in our community. Without the United Way some of the agencies would not exist and others would not be able to provide the services that they do for those in need.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the board of the CCUW for roughly 3 years now and have donated to this organization through my company's employee campaign for as long as I can remember. The need for aid is definitely rising method is simple. Give to one and help many!

This is an amazing organization whose sole mission is to help others within the communities in which we live.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen what United Way support can accomplish. In the past we never had a way to help the homeless in Callaway County. Our only resource then was to put them in a local motel. With the continued support of the United Way, we now have ‘Our House”. Our House provides for the shelter of Callaway’s homeless when there is no other support left for the homeless. Wiley House is there for the shelter of individuals, while Haven House provides for the housing needs of families. The limited dollars of donors can now go much farther because of the lower costs from these programs. Without the funding that United Way provides, these two programs would not be able to help those at a most crucial time in their life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i was fundraising at the Wal mart in Fulton. Stress Buster- Neck & Shoulders Minoshia Gail Humphrey 573 415 6052 It was a productive and pleasant day due to the accomodating staff- directors and volunteers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The services the Callaway County United Way provide are invaluable to the community. They continue to come up with innovative funding raising techniques to help reach their goal.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donate annually to the United Way Auction because I believe in the need for their services in the community. My mother especially enjoys the Senior Center which is partially funded by the UW.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The CCUW, for many years, has been an essential part of making the Callaway County community a safe, productive, and wonderful place to live and raise families. As a college student, I have seen the impact of the CCUW within my university and in the community. I have volunteered at CARDV, SERVE and various other CCUW funded agencies and have seen how essential the CCUW is to these agencies and have seen the thankfulness the employees, interns, volunteers, and community have for the services the CCUW provides. Thank you CCUW for making my community a wonderful place to live.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I moved to Callaway County, I soon began to see the positive impact of the CCUW and its member agencies. I am proud of all of the good programs that the United Way sponsors and supports, and I am honored to have volunteered my time to such a worthy agency. In particular, CARDV, is serving the community, especially women and children in need of a safe environment away from abusers.

Donor

Rating: 5

Ive donated to this organization for many years now and feel good about my money going to a charity that helps my community

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way provides essential assistance to many different groups of people in the County. This assistance is vitally needed and never enough to meet all the needs. Not only do they do a wonderful job, but they have fun doing it. The woman who does the organizing, Kathy, is awesome and fun to work with.

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Donor

Rating: 5

After many years of giving to the local United Way in Callaway County, I have seen the help that they have given to many local families. We have been a contributor since the United Way began years ago and will continue to give to them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The loving and truly personal way the CCUW raises funds and promotes awareness of the services it offers are amazing! As a former administrator for the local senior center, I really dont know how we could have helped so many homebound and hungry senior citizens without their help. So many seniors need help and the CCUW has tirelessly been there! We are a very large county and have an increasing population of the elderly and with the cost of living rising and the state of the economy many seniors would go without a nutritious meal, if not for the CCUW and the fact that people are not just numbers to them , but human beings with a need ,it is truly heartwarming and a testement to the folks who serve in this fine orginization, Thank you just doesnt seem enough,

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way is a wonderful organization to our community. I am the administrator of a small Christian school in the area and I appreciate all the support they give the schools in the area. Thank you CCUW!

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Katie D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work for the Family Counseling Center. We are able to provide counseling to people who otherwise can not afford it because of the financial contribution we've gotten from the United Way. This helps several people live happier, healthier lives. We are very appreciative of the United Way. Our staff also talks about the fun they have at United Way events...

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Donor

Rating: 5

I give to the United Way and believe the people in the Community can make a difference in the lives of others there. I encourage eveyone to support the United Way who cares for our Community Members in need with many area buissiness and resources rallying together to provide much needed services to those who need them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family supports the CALLAWAY County United Way. This group is different than many other United Way organizations. They have very little administrative costs so we know that the money donated goes to helping the people of Callaway!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was in high school - I wanted to get more involved in the community. Someone told me about our Soup Kitchen - So a few of my friends and I got together and once a week volunteered to help serve meals. It made me so very appreciative of what I have in my life. I also felt good about helping others - especially in my own community where I can see the good work that the United Way is truly helping others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without the support of CCUW within our community there would not be a support and assistance base for our residents. Without the support of the CCUW with the 4-H Program my children would not get to fully enjoy the benefits of 4-H participation and the rewards of the volunteering through the program.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent asset to the community. They help so many people and work so hard throughout the year to touch the lives of others. Inspirational work!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

Our family supports Callaway County United Way each year. As a former nurse with a local outpatient community mental health center I saw so many members of our community being helped in various ways.
These services can not be provided without our donations and I can verify CCUW truly makes a difference in this community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Chris B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization that supports the mid-Missouri community! I have had great experiences working with them thus far.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The integral part of the community that the CCUW plays is essential and appreciated by both the youth and adults in our community. They truly effect all our lives. Thank you, CCUW.

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Bill J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I totally support the efforts of the CCUW. By donating to the United Way I know that my donations will be divided to assist several very worthy organizations. The CCUW determines the funded organizations needs and there by relieving me of trying to determine how much to give to each one. I have volunteered many times to each of the following CCUW activities, the radioathon, breakfast with Santa and as a celebrity waiter, Callaway county is special in that the citizens of Callaway county will step up and take care of those in our county. Callaway is our home and the residents are our friends and neighbors. We take care of each other and by donating and volunteering to the CCUW, it allows us all to have a positive impact on many, many people, and I know that if I should find myself in need, the organizations benefiting from the CCUW will be there to help me.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The CCUW supports all areas of our community. Their support of those in need is extremely valuable. The company that I work for is a Pacesetter organization for the CC campaign so I know the affects of contributions towards the numerous efforts made to help the many segments of our population.

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Rating: 5

Serve, Inc. offers transporation services for the citizens in Callaway County to doctor appointments, to work at the sheltered workshop and day programs. The United Way provides funding to Serve, Inc. towards the purchase of those transportation vehicles. Thank you, United Way and Serve, Inc. Callaway County is a better place to live for individuals with disabilities.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been donors for over 20 years and wholeheartedly support the fine work of the CCUW. Each of the 13 organizations it supports make the difference in our community. CCUW does great work in constantly improving the quality of life in Callaway County. Thanks for all you do!

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Gregory R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

CCUW is an amazing organization that serves the needs of residents of Callaway County. I joined the United Way board during my sophomore and i immediately feel in love with its objectives. The CCUW partnered with the Westminster College Service Corps to organize the 1st community health which provide free health services to residents of Fulton. We have served over 200 people since we began this program. The United Way continues to provide funding to organizations in the County that provided essential services to the communtiy. I LOVE CCUW AND SO SHOULD YOU!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Director for one of the 13 United Way agencies that is funded in part by the Callaway County Way. I am very grateful fo the CCWU for the funding that we receive. The CCUW director has done a great job in bringing the 13 different United Way Agencies together so we can learn about each other's programs and services. This networking allows us to partner together for the benefit of all - Making everyone's programs stronger. The Radiothon Kick-off for the yearly campaign has become a signature event that involves almost everyone in our area.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CCUW has helped thousands of people in Callaway County. They are a very strong presence in our county and invaluable to the patrons who need their services! The hard work of this organization is astounding!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Callaway County United Way is a wonderful organization and is doing a great job to help support our small community. Callaway County United Way is a great asset to the community and with campaign dollars the organization helps support children, senior citizens and the homeless in our local community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Callaway County United Way funding has provided finanical assisatnce to girls who cannot afford ot participate in Girl Scouting. Their funding provides girls with access to a safe and fun way to learn and experience new things.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have lived in Callaway County for 17 years. During all those years I have encouraged members of our church to contribute to various agencies supported by our United Way. For 16 of those years I have been a volunteer with SERVE, particularly with the Adopt-A-Family program before Christmas. For the past 6 years I have served on the SERVE board of directors, now in my second year as Chairman, also having served on the Property committee. I am constantly amazed at the dedication of staff and volunteers of this and other UW agencies, and at how much is accomplished with limited funds. But the need in our community is always greater than our resources, so we constantly strive to encourage more donations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Community Engagement Director at Westminster College, I am constantly striving to connect our campus volunteers with positive community agencies. CCUW is one of those agencies that provides so many services to our community and it stands as one of our campus volunteers' favorite and "go to" volunteeer programs. The fundraisers are fun for the volunteers and the volunteer opportunities offered to our students at their 13 different agencies are always fruitful and positive. Thank you CCUW for making my job easier and for providing so many services/programs to our community!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Program Director for SERVE, Inc.'s CALTRAN System (mass transit provider) we are so fortunate to have such a professionally structured local United Way that brings so much "to the table"..As we are located in a rural county -- our funding resources are not always easy to access and yet our mission is to continue to bring much needed direct services to our residents of Callaway County. I can't say enough how much the local director, Kathy R. Liddle, the entire Callaway County UW Board of Directors' AND the generosity of local businesses, individuals contribute in not only monetary gifts but their time and effort..SERVE, Inc.'s CALTRAN System's success has in part been due to the positive efforts of the UW fund drives and this has spanned over several decades!! Thanks to you it works for all of us..Regards, Patti Jo Peevy, SERVE CALTRAN Program Director, Fulton, Mo..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Callaway Co. United way helps so many different needy groups. I have helped at the Wiley House. A house where those who need overnite shelter can come and have a snack, take a shower, sleep in a warm place, etc.
With this terribly cold weather, I know many are so appreciative of this section of CCUW.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Homemaker Health Care coordinates an outreach program with the help of CCUW. We supply durable medical equipment for many people in Callaway county. There is a great need for this service. It helps people be safer while recovering from an illness or surgary.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Callaway County United Way helps Serve Inc. Caltran, A transit system to receive Buses to transport people to their Apps. We transport Work shop People to work every Day. We transport the Seniors in our community to Drs. apps. Beauty Shop apps. Grocery Shopping and counseling app.Etc. They could not get to those places otherwise. Our Riders thank our Dispatchers and the drivers every day telling us that they would not be able to go anywhere without us because they don't have family that can do it for them. We could not transport them without United Ways Help.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

This not for profit organization touches the most people in the Fulton and Callaway County community. I have worked as a volunteer and board member for many years for this organization. The United Way takes donations from our community and reinvests them directly into the community where they are needed the most. Everyone has a need at some point in their life for services provided by one of these organizations that are funded with these local donations. These organizations funded by the Callaway County United Way are the backbone of community service in our community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way has a tremendous impact on the residents of our community. The funding generated from this organization serves various age groups addressing a variety of social, developmental and life needs. I am impressed with the committment the CCUW has generated from individuals who volunteer, serve on their board and those who give generously each year, including many businesses. This support would not be present if the organization was not efficient.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

With money being short for so many people the assistance that United Way gives 4-H allows programs to be funded that we might lose. 4-H is a qualilty program for our youth to guide them and build character and confidence in our future adults. It is a good investment in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The CCUW is such a wonderful program, it supports our local 4-H program. I feel that 4-H is very important to our youth, it gives the kids an oppotunity to experience traits hands on, that will help them later on in life when it comes time to choose a career path. The kids are able to do woodworking, welding, cake decorating, sewing, crafts, knitting, livestock, shooting sports, gardening, computers, business adventures, how to be leaders and how to work together as teams. Without the United Way supporting our 4-H program, our children would not be able to have the experiences that they get at county fairs, and learning responsibility. The United Way helps in so many way, but we are so grateful that they help support the 4-H program. Thank You United Way.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

CCUW serves a number of agencies within our community. I see the direct benefits through a number of agencies and organizations I am affiliated with. Without the financial support and advocating this United Way provides, many fine organizations would suffer both financial loses but also fail at meeting our community needs. I am proud of the fine work that CCUW does in our county.

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Sharon H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been acquainted with CCUW for 4 years now via the 4-H program. I have seen first hand what a difference the program has made in several kids, including my own. The support 4-H receives allows us to help kids grow and become more productive and go out and help more people. The kids are given a great gift with the support of CCUW and they work to repay it in our community and beyond.
I have served as a volunteer, a club leader, a coach and now have taken 4-H to the university level because I feel so strongly about the work done.
Without the support of CCUW none of this would be possible. We would see a dramatic decrease in self-esteem and an increase in disruptive behavior in our youth.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As Director of an agency funded in part by the United Way, I am extremetly grateful to the CCUW for makng it possible to provide counseling services to low income residents who do not qualify for government-funded programs. I feel that the CCUW really enhances the visibility of the provider agencies through its public events such as Celebrity Waiter and the annual fall festival.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I both choose to donate to the Callaway County United Way each year because the organization does such a wonderful job of supporting those in need. CCUW helps support a variety of other organzations such as the Red Cross, scouting, sheltered workshop, SERVE, YMCA, etc. The CCUW support to these organization is vital to their success. The outreach of CCUW through their support of these programs has a HUGH positive impact on almost every aspect our community life.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CCUW has provided much assistance to various agencies in our community, but the one I am most familiar with is the Callaway County 4-H program. I am a volunteer within this program and my children are all 4-H members. Without their assistance we would not have our Youth Education Assistant. 4-H provides so many benefits to our youth such as leadership, communication skills, educational opportunities, and interactions with others throughout the community and state.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way is a tremendous organization because it helps so many members of our community in so many ways. It is such a diverse organization that is is involved in not only helping people in need with shelter, medical needs, clothing etc but also helps with education youth and preparing them for future leadership roles in our community. We are a blessed community to have such an organized, responsive organization that not only responds to current adversities, but also helps prepare for a stronger more educated future of our community members. It is very exciting to volunteer at the fundraiser and then watch all of the blessings unfold the following year from the money raised.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Callaway County United Way is an excellent organization making a significant difference in our county. I currently am the president of the board of Our House, Callaway County's only homeless shelter. If the United Way hadn't backed this organization with finances, skills and volunteers we would never have gotten the shelter open. As a result of their support we have continued to build support in the community and we have been able to help numerous Callaway County person's who have loss jobs and lost their place to live, subsequently find jobs, save enough money for a housing deposit and move into their own living situation. With increased financial support from the community we have increased our operating hours and during our recent blizzard and frigid temperatures we stayed open 24 hours a day for four days to provide safe haven for the homeless.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Not only do I donate to the CCUW each year through my busniess, but I also volunteer to contact others to donate. We are lucky to have such a strong United Way orginization in Callaway County to give back to all of the local orginizations that it gives to.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The CCWU works hard to raise donations in severa; different ways. Among them is an annual silent auction that supporters can bid on items on-site or online. The online aspect allows supporters like myself, who have had to move out of the area for various reasons, to participate in the fund raiser. Every item I have purshased online has been shipped and delivered promptly and arrived in excellent condition. Kathy Richie-Liddle, the Exectutive Director of the CCUW, does an outstanding job with this worthwhile organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have given to United Way for over 10 years - It is wonderful to know your money helps your community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Callaway County United Way does amazing things for the community!!! Keep up the great work! So many services provided could not be done without the support ot the Callaway County United Way!

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