Metro United Way offers a wide range of resources to our community. Below you’ll find resources for families and individuals, nonprofits, and businesses.
Metro United Way is uniquely positioned to address the biggest needs in our community through data-driven collective action that uses a holistic model.
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Policy makers are critical partners in promoting health, education, workforce development, and human services, so we actively engage, help educate, and advocate for good policy. And when you add your voice to our chorus, you make us that much louder and that much more effective.Learn More
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Ways To Get Involved
LIVE UNITED DAY AT THE STATEHOUSE AND CAPITOL |
JANUARY, 2023 INDIANA STATEHOUSE | FEBRUARY, 2023 KENTUCKY CAPITOL
Live United Day at the Statehouse and Capitol bring advocates to Indianapolis and Frankfort to show our collective support for policy in the areas of educational success, wealth attainment, and health and basic needs. Through personal meetings with legislators and a rally with legislative and cabinet leaders, participants advocate for children and families with fellow United Way supporters.
Build-a-Bed Southern Indiana | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023 | INDIANA
Because a good night’s sleep is critical to a child’s academic and social-emotional success, Metro United Way (MUW) volunteers come together to build bed frames, make blankets, and assemble family support kits that include bedding and mattresses for children in Southern Indiana who currently do not have a safe sleeping environment.
COMMUNITY IMPACT “IMMIES” AWARDS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2023
Our Community Impact “Immies” Awards celebrate and recognize the extraordinary companies, organizations, and individuals who make significant contributions to improving lives in our community. We shine the spotlight on those who lend their voice, support, influence, and passion to make a big impact. Sponsorship opportunities available.
MAYOR’S GIVE A DAY | APRIL 2023
Mayor’s Give A Day (MGAD) — a partnership with MUW — is the city-wide celebration of service which humbly began as a single day of service and is now an annual month-long event during which residents make time for volunteering, service, and compassion. The Mayor’s Give A Day celebration leverages the greatest asset we have: our people!
THE GREATEST GIVE BACK | THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2023 | MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER, LOUISVILLE, KY
Metro United Way and the Muhammad Ali Center partner annually to host The Greatest Give Back to honor Muhammad Ali’s love for Louisville and his legacy rooted in service to others. The event includes three, two-hour service projects in which volunteers assemble kits to support our neighbors and “TKO the need” in our community with their Time, Kindness, and Offering!
METRO UNITED WAY DAY OF ACTION | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
Metro United Way’s Day of Action launched in 2018 to harness the spirit and power of volunteers, bringing corporate teams together to take on some of our community’s toughest challenges. Over the last five years, 1,330 volunteers have taken on 120 projects in two states across seven counties building a brighter path forward and showing what it means to LIVE UNITED!
RACIAL WEALTH GAP SIMULATION | YEAR-ROUND
We cannot begin to address the profound education and wealth gaps in our community until we all understand the disparate paths policy paved to construct them and, together, commit to closing them. Systemic racism is real. This experience is an exploration of it. And we invite you to join us in a safe, confidential, constructive, and engaging space to help elevate the conversation around racial equity. Maximize your experience by pairing this powerful simulation with a volunteer experience.
BEYOND BUZZWORDS | YEAR-ROUND
Beyond Buzzwords is a Metro United Way speaker series on diversity, equity, and inclusion that is designed to provide thoughtful and meaningful discussions about important topics that promote thinking as well as personal and institutional application.
DONATE | YEAR-ROUND
Data show that the need in our community is larger than the resources available. The Greater Louisville region’s nonprofit donations are in the bottom tier of our peer cities. Meanwhile, we rank 5th in the country for concentrated poverty and have twice the eviction rate of the national average. Help us change the social determinants of education, economic mobility, and health so that dreams do become reality for everyone. Donate today to help our comm[unity] get one step closer to [equity].