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Support the United Way community campaign

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For information on making gifts of stock or a planned gift,
please call Barbara Hamilton at 973-854-2260

For information on making a major gift of $10,000 or above,
please call George Xuereb at 973-854-2215

For information on starting a United Way campaign at your work site,
or if your firm or organization is interested in
making a corporate gift,
please call
George Xuereb at 973-854-2215.

Checks or money order donations may be made payable to “United Way” and sent to the address below:

United Way of Essex and West Hudson
303 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

So many reasons to give…
As the economic strain increases, the need increases United Way donors have been incredibly generous in the face of crises. In recent years, they have continued to support United Way while still digging deep and helping those affected by such tragedies as 9/11, the tsunami in Southeast Asia and the recent hurricanes along the Gulf Coast.

As the current economic crisis continues to drag on, the needs of the people who live and work in our communities continue to grow. This is the time when we truly need to LIVE UNITED and work as a community to help the entire community.

We have to make sure that children have safe places to go after school; that working families have decent housing and basic necessities; that those in our communities who are battling substance abuse, HIV/AIDS or mental health issues receive the services they so desperately need, and that fragile families are supported.

We’re all in this together

Everyone in the community is hurting. By LIVING UNITED, by thinking of we before me, we can reach out a hand to help those who are less fortunate.

Despite the crisis on Wall Street, the annual United Way community fundraising campaign is already underway. By LIVING UNITED and giving what you can to our community care fund, you are helping to ensure the vitality of the community today – and ensuring that it will be able to be strong and vital in the future.

Corporations can utilize the campaign as an opportunity for team-building and increasing morale – by working for the greater good, employees can have a positive impact in a negative economic time.

We accomplish more together

Together, we can accomplish outcomes that no government, no corporation, no company and no individual can accomplish alone.

When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. These changes have benefits that ripple out to the community as a whole.

If you are involved in coordinating the employee giving campaign at your workplace, consider emphasizing increased participation and expanding the overall number of donors. If employee donors give as little as $1 more a pay, it will go a long way towards meeting increasing needs.

Your money goes farther with United Way

As a leader in the community, United Way continually works across all sectors of the community to identify urgent needs and gaps, as well as the most appropriate resources to satisfy them.

United Way also an important role as a communicator. We have an intimate understanding of communities that helps us connect people who can offer help with the people who need it most.

Through direct services like 2-1-1, United Way is providing help to the entire community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As our current economic problems continue to linger, the need for services like 2-1-1 will only increase.

Many ways to help

If you can increase your gift over last year, please do so. If you can only give as much as last year, please continue your support at that level. If you cannot give as much, please give as much as you can. At any level, your gift to United Way will make a positive difference in someone’s life.

Hold mini-fundraisers in conjunction with your employee campaign. Consider casual days, bake sales or book sales.

Consider an alternative to a cash or stock gift. Give a gift of real estate, of insurance, or consider a long-term planned gift. Remember United Way in your will.

Volunteer. Give an hour, give an evening, give a Saturday. We need your volunteer hours now more than ever.

However you choose to give, you can be assured that your contribution will help make a positive impact on the lives of our friends, families and colleagues in the greater Essex and West Hudson community.

Thank you for your generosity and for your support of our United Way.