United Way provides a unique opportunity for citizens across the spectrum of society to engage in meaningful contributions of time, talents, and money to the welfare of their neighbors. United Way welcomes and receives corporate funding but the vast bulk of our revenues come from clerks, direct care providers, line workers, and other every day job holders. We sincerely believe that every citizen has the right to be given the opportunity to give back to their community, through payroll deductions and the donation of volunteer hours in service.
United Way's annual Day of Caring harnesses the power of volunteer teams working on projects for area human service agencies; our Stuff the Bus campaign brings volunteers together to collect donated school supplies to needy children each fall; the Point in Time Homeless County brought 40-50 volunteers together to distribute food, clothing, blankets, and toiletries to homeless citizens on a cold winter's day. (United Way is the convenor of the South West Area Partnership (SWAP) that oversees the Point in Time homeless count.)
Our new Zombie Fun Run offers a new, fun way to raise money for service agencies through United Way. Engaging Hot Springs area citizens in community support and action is an ongoing and growing need United Way intends to meet.