United Way of Jay County, Inc. is a charitable nonprofit organization.
Many times when people think of United Way, they think of a fund raising campaign. But as you browse through our United Way, you will find that it doesn't have nearly as much to do with money as it does caring and people.
The United Way is at the forefront in building a stronger, healthier, more compassionate community. Our strength comes from our local presence and intimate understanding of our community - with the benefits of the reach, depth and breadth of a nation-wide movement.
Who runs United Way?
Volunteers - local people from all walks of life who serve without pay to raise and distribute United Way funds
Volunteers serve on the Board of Directors setting all policies for the United Way of Jay County
Volunteers serve on the Allocation Panels directing funds to programs and services where they are most needed in our communities
Why is there a United Way?
brings together organizations to address community problems
supports high priority needs and the most effective human services
identifies changing community needs
combines many campaigns into one community-wide campaign
allows human service agencies to concentrate on providing services
reduces overlapping services
provides help for people who would not otherwise be able to receive it
cuts fund raising costs of member agencies
permits the convenience of giving through payroll deduction