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Today is a national day of giving - "Giving Tuesday Now". Here in Butte, America, our covid-19 fund has been able to support the efforts of six programs... More +
Status as of 4/14/2020.  We need your help.  By helping us fill the thermometer you can help over 6,000 people in our communities.
United Way of Butte and Anaconda has received a generous grant from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to assist us in our efforts to raise... More +
We want to thank Water and Environmental Technology for their donation to aid us in helping our community in this time of difficulty. If you wish to help... More +
The Day of the Child event, scheduled for March 28, has been postponed due to the Covid 19 virus.  More information will be provided when it is... More +
We had three days of "Stone Soup" prep this year.  This was the first day.
United Way of Butte and Anaconda is thankful to the following companies that allow their employees to support us through payroll deductions. These... More +

Advocate

Throughout our history, United Way has done extraordinary work to improve people’s lives and build strong communities. With our focus on community impact, United Way has a key role to play in advocating for good public policy. Without community input, our priorities in Education, Income and Health will lose critical government policy and funding support.

Join us and advocate for an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue that you are passionate about. Your community needs you to have an impact on public policy decisions. Advocating in your community does not simply mean lobbying on a specific piece of legislation.

There are many ways that you can advocate. See below for ways you can create social change in your local community.


Speak Out

Contact your representative in Congress about an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue.

 

 

Be Informed

Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health. Use the United Way Common Good Forecaster, a powerful online tool that lets people see for themselves how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.

 

Engage with your community

Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for your community and talk about how you can work together to address challenges. Read the Harwood Institute Community Conversation Guide. (.pdf)

 


Raise Awareness About a Cause

Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about.

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  • EDUCATION: Every dollar to early childhood programs saves 7 in adulthood  #LIVEUNITED
  • INCOME: Children are the poorest age group w/ 15.5M children living in poverty  #LIVEUNITED
  • HEALTH: Uninsured children in fair or poor health are 5X more likely not to have a regular provider of care #LIVEUNITED

 

 


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  • EDUCATION: Students who don't read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave without a diploma than proficient readers. Support United Way's work to promote the importance of early grade reading.
  • INCOME: Children are the poorest age group with 15.5 million children living in poverty. Support programs that help poor children and families.
  • HEALTH: Seriously ill children without insurance who end up in the hospital are 60% more likely to die than the sick children in the same facility who have insurance. Help United Way increase children's health coverage.