Mission: To improve lives and create possibilities for people living in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties in Nebraska.
Results: Helps children and youth achieve their potential; meets basic needs and promotes financial stability; improves people's health and well being
Target demographics: individuals and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: sends books to children under 5 each month, allows children to attend afterschool programs, empowers people to earn their GED, enables immigrants to pass the citizenship test, funds emergency assistance to residents, funds and distributes food, benefits financial education participants, saves individuals on prescription costs, funds mental health sessions, physician and dental visits
Geographic areas served: Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties in Nebraska
Programs: Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, FamilyWize, 211 Nebraska, and much, much more! The Heartland United Way funds 16 Partner Agencies that help people gain access to educational, economic and health opportunities.
What an amazing organization. I first became exposed to the Heartland United Way when I moved to this area and experienced my first workplace campain a little over 15 years ago. I was so impressed by their community investment process that uses volunteers to hold agencies accountable that I got involved myself. Not only does this process of community fundraising allow me to give with confidence knowing agenices are being required to use my charitable dollars effectively and efficiently, it also frees up agency time to focus more on their mission and less on raising money. This means they get to help and give hope to more of my neighbors, friends or family members when they need it. This makes the whole community where I raise my family a better place to live. Talk about a Win, Win, Win!