This year, 2020, our United Way Galveston County Mainland is celebrating 65 years of meeting the needs of our community! Please join us in our celebration because truly, whether you give or receive services, our United Way is your United Way. United Way Galveston County Mainland is incredibly honored to be a part of this caring community! Our county has many challenges ahead but ultimately through working together we will continue to improve and thrive as a community.
We believe it is important to keep the community abreast of where we are financially, as finances significantly affect our ability to support programs throughout our community that change lives for good. Our recent fund raising campaigns have been more of a challenge and the bottom line is raising less equates to less funding for local programs and services.
As we have talked with leadership from throughout the county, we have concluded that there is no single or simple answer. The Partner Agencies we fund, other local non-profits, churches and schools are facing these same challenges. Raising funds, even in a growing economy is a challenge for us all. History shows that in a thriving economy, giving is typically down. While there are many possible explanations for this, perhaps the most compelling is that when we personally prosper, we do not grasp the struggle that some in our community face.
As we travel through 2020 together, please remember that no matter how good it gets or how bad it may seem, we all have room to grow, to give, to volunteer and to be better team players. At 65, United Way Galveston County Mainland is energized to be a part of making our community the best that it can be. We invite you, young, old or in between to LIVE UNITED with us!