ADVOCATE

Make your voice heard!

Advocate for United Way

Our goal of financial stability for every person in Whatcom County is a big one.

And we can’t do it without you.

It takes all of us working together to fight for the needs of our struggling friends and neighbors. So, what can you do practically to help change lives in our community?

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the need in our community. The state of housing, economic uncertainty, food insecurity, healthcare challenges — I’ll think we’re at a breaking point, that there’s no way we can solve the inequity. But then I remember all the amazing work that non-profit organizations in Whatcom County are accomplishing every day. Perhaps not every problem can be fixed, but there ARE people trying to help, and there ARE organizations driven to create positive change for overburdened families and individuals who need assistance the most. By donating to United Way of Whatcom County, I’m able to help fund these efforts knowing my money is responsibly managed and distributed to have the greatest impact. As both my agency’s campaign coordinator, and as a donor for twenty-four years, I’m proud to be a part of United Way of Whatcom County! 

Melissa Fanucci, United Way Donor & Volunteer

Take action

Help us holistically address poverty and financial instability by donating to United Way of Whatcom County. One gift to United Way helps change over 50,000 lives annually, helping those who are struggling keep a roof overhead, put food on the table, gain job skills to get to a better place, and more. Every gift, from $10 to $1,000+, has a monumental impact on our community.

Donate to create lasting change right here at home.

Stay informed

For all of the beauty there is in our community, it can be difficult for hardworking individuals and families to make ends meet in Whatcom County. How difficult? According to the latest ALICE report, 39% of households in our community struggles to get by. Stagnant wages, dramatic cost of living increases, and other barriers can block the way to stability for many in our community.

The ALICE Report provides critical data about the factors influencing financial stability in a given community. Click here to learn more about United for ALICE.

Spread the word

Are you a believer in the power of collective impact? Do you believe in the mission of United Way of Whatcom County? Do you want to to help us create a better Whatcom County for all? Inspire others to Live United! There are tons of ways you can do this:

  • Share why you give to United Way of Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.
  • Wear your Live United gear! (Don’t have any? Let us know and we’ll set you up with a super cool t-shirt.)
  • Tell a friend about ALICE in our community.
  • Start a fundraiser on social media or at your workplace!