My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for UNITED WAY OF CHESTER COUNTY, Exton, PA, USA
The United Way of Chester County is an extraordinary nonprofit. I had been a UWay donor for years, but when became a student in their annual leadership program and then a volunteer I really got to see the local impact behind that big, national name. My dollars weren't going to a single, big organization – they were being routed to a network of charities and services right in MY community. That's the benefit of the UWay model: you make one donation, and they research what our community needs, send funding to dozens of local agencies that deliver services, and confirm that my dollars are used wisely. This approach sustains so many programs that families living below the poverty line depend on - things I take for granted (like food pantries, or volunteer doctors), and things I would never even think of (like a hotline to find open shelter beds on any given night). They are hyper-local, involved, informed, and dedicated. You can't ask for more in a nonprofit!