About Us

About United Way of Lewis County...

We are YOUR United Way

For more than 55 years, United Way of Lewis County has helped thousands of deserving people and has been the charitable partner for many area agencies, businesses and civic organizations. United Way of Lewis County has invested millions of dollars that directly and indirectly touch nearly every Lewis County man, woman and child. We have the unique ability, vision and resources to bring together diverse stakeholders around a community vision of creating positive change in Lewis County.

United Way of Lewis County has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to a critical community impact organization mobilizing local partners - including businesses, community leaders and community residents - to break the cycle of poverty and expand opportunities for people to become self-sufficient.

We unite community resources to invest in solutions that lift families out of poverty in our community. Our board, staff, donors, volunteers and community partners are committed to creating lasting, sustainable changes that transform lives and build a thriving community for us all. 

To improve lives in Lewis County, United Way of Lewis County focuses on five sectors:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Reading
  • Middle and High School Success
  • Career and College Readiness
  • Continuing Education

Our community impact approach is unique - we not only address immediate needs, but we also work towards changing systems so that individuals and families can overcome challenges altogether. It is about investing in the present and the foundation, as well as the future.

A healthy community learns well, earns well, and lives well. We believe that every family facing poverty deserves a fighting chance at success. With your support, together, we can change the story for struggling families in Lewis County. 

United Way leverages your donor dollars with grants and other corporate and civic contributions to multiply your gift many times over. Our leaders convene partnership opportunities to bring more to the table: more dollars, more partners and more programs.