TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE MORE
Together, we’re building a strong community -- where our kids thrive, our seniors are healthy in their own homes and everyone has access to nutritious food. Every day our community is growing and changing -- from the ambitious new development in downtown Allentown to Easton center square to the many thriving suburban and rural areas.
But, our region also faces challenges. United Way has assessed the needs and is devoted to rallying our community around these challenges and turning them into opportunities for everyone living, working and learning here. When one of us wins, we all win. We are committed to serving you and everyone in this community.
Mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
The mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) is to provide the leadership, convene the partnerships and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community. We remain committed to these goals and sincerely appreciate the continued support of partners, program providers and donors throughout the Lehigh Valley.
We seek to improve lives and community conditions. We do this by assessing the needs of the community, raising funds and investing in programs, measuring results, and mobilizing people to action.
3 Bold Goals
Community Impact Goals – by 2022
In order to address our greatest needs and to measure results, our Board of Directors challenged us to create community impact goals for positive, long-lasting change in our community.
Increase the number of third grade students reading at grade level by 50%.
Increase access and availability of nutritious food to people in the Lehigh Valley by 50%.
Increase the number of seniors whose basic needs are met at home by 50%.
Collective Impact Strategy
Our 2014–18 Investment Plan supports multiple community partners focused on a common goal to improve the lives of people in the Lehigh Valley through education, food access, healthy aging and emergency services.