Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville's speech to United Way of Central Maryland about United Way and his inspirational ancestor, Alexis de Tocqueville.Continue reading »
United Way Worldwide
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
Our mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
On December 6, 2012, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States presented a $500,000 gift to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund. The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where Dr. Pu-tsung King, Special Representative of TECRO presented a check to Stacey Stewart, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide and Sheena Wright, President of United Way of New York City. Current and former members of Congress attended, including Representative Elliot Engel (D-NY), Representative Ed Towns (D-NY), Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and former Representative Lester Wolff (D-NY). Hurricane Sandy’s devastation affected 8 million people in the northeast, and United Way will use the generous funds from the people of Taiwan to address long-term community recovery and rebuilding. Continue reading »
On Universal Children’s Day (20 November 2012), Doug Taylor, CEO of United Way Australia discusses why reading to children under 5 years is one of the best investment opportunities on offer. Imagine for a moment that you are at the start of a 100 metre running race with other people who are the same age as you are. You walk into the arena, line up at the starting line and then to your surprise an official informs you that you are actually starting 20 metres behind everyone else. Continue reading »
Fundación Caminando Juntos (United Way in Argentina) has been training child caregivers in early childhood development skills as part of its implementation of the Born Learning campaign. With support from Procter & Gamble, United Way trained 25 community leaders at 12 community centers, impacting thousands of children through highly trained caregivers. Small grants were made to three community centers to support the development of child care areas. Continue reading »
On August 31, 2012 Fundación Caminando Juntos (United Way in Argentina), hosted a Solidary Day of the Child in partnership with Fundación Torneos at the Rugby Club of Luján. The Day of the Child celebrates children throughout the country and provides an opportunity for volunteers to bring joy to children in the community. Continue reading »