How You Can Help
What Your Gift Can Provide:
- 94 cents per week provides one child to play a full season of soccer, basketball, football or any other sport at the Ozarks Regional Family YMCA
- $1 per week provides a uniform, books, patches and registration for a disadvantaged child for one year with the Boy Scouts
- $4 per week provides an entire year of programming for one girl with the Girl Scouts
- $4 per week provides one Forensic Interview for a child victim at the Child Advocacy Center
- $5 per week provides 325 hot meals from The Salvation Army
- $15 per week provides 109 safe beds a year at the Family Violence Center
- $20 per week provides materials and supplies for two adult learners per year through the Ozarks Literacy Council
- $1,000 annually provides more than 2,000 hot meals a year to children at the Boys and Girls Club
- $2,500 annually provides five patients in need with a strep culture, blood work, chest x-ray, prescriptions, and over-the-counter medications from the Kitchen Medical and Dental Clinic
Whether you can give a few hours or an extended period of time, the benefits of volunteering are many. You experience new challenges, and most importantly, you help improve the lives of others. Learn about volunteer opportunities with United Way of the Ozarks and our partner agencies and affiliate organizations by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at 863.7700 for further information.
The Community Investment Council is comprised of 150 volunteers/donors who recommend how the money United Way raises in the future campaign will be invested back into the community through the partner agencies.
The councils of volunteers/donors 'get to know' the member agencies seeking United Way support. The financial members of the councils review and certify the agency's budgets, audits and compliance documents, making sure that the agency is financially responsible and are maintaining appropriate accounting practices. Agency presentations are then given to council members that include measurable objectives and desired outcomes for the programs that funding is being requested for. Following any questions from council members, decisions are then made on the community investment amount to be allocated to the agency following the guideline of how to best serve the agencies clients.
The qualification to be on a Community Investment Council is that you be a donor to the United Way of the Ozarks. To volunteer for this rewarding experience, contact Becky Morgan at 417.863.7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day of Caring - On this day volunteers contribute invaluable time and effort to the nonprofit agencies of the community while experiencing the joy and satisfaction that is gained through helping others.
Mark your calendars for the 2013 Day of Caring on Thursday, August 22nd!
Hands on for Seniors - Hands on for Seniors volunteers work on projects at the homes of Greene County seniors who have difficulty, either physically or financially keeping their homes safe. Small groups of volunteers work to keep those seniors living independently. This is a collaborative effort between United Way of the Ozarks and Senior Link, an initiative of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and is funded by a grant from the Greene County Senior Citizens Fund.
For more information about Hands on for Seniors, please contact Rennie Diekemper at 417.863.7700
Suit Yourself - A project of FLIP - Female Leaders in Philanthropy. The project is designed to provide career attire, mentoring and educational materials to empower women with the confidence they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their families. The Suit Yourself Boutique is located at 320 West Pershing in Springfield.
Contributors wishing to pledge or donate securities to United Way in lieu of a cash gift or payroll deduction pledge may use the following procedures to make their contribution.
Securities - Any marketable security traded on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or over the counter may be contributed to United Way.