Thanks to the
generous support of people throughout the Upper Valley, our United
Way is helping each and every day, all year long.
Here are just four reasons why United Way may be the best
way of giving to help your friends and neighbors.
Over 99 cents of every dollar you give stays right here in
the Upper Valley, working hard to address needs and problems that
are important to people who live and work where you do.
a higher percentage of your gift back into the community
than most non-profits nationwide.
Before receiving a penny of
your gift, funded agencies and programs must prove they provide
needed services that will address prioritized human-service problems.
Local volunteers from all walks
of life study agencies proposals, determine how to distribute the
money United Way raises, and then monitor how well agencies
are using your gifts to address local problems.
United Way is good for business...
For Your Company
EMPLOYEE ABSENTEEISM through a
network of human-service agencies that provide access to help before
problems become overwhelming.
REDUCED EMPLOYEE TURNOVER.
A strong community which cares
about its friends and neighbors, encourages people to put down and
INCREASED EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY.
Healthier, happier employees
Greater productivity and lower training costs result in healthier
Support of United Way of the Upper
Valley, a respected local organization, increases favorable public
For Your Employees
SECURITY OF A STRONG
Good, affordable help is available
Contributions to our United Way are used here at home to
help people who know each other… Neighbors helping neighbors.
OF A BETTER COMMUNITY.
Participation in a stable, reliable,
year-round sharing of concern and resources.
OF THRIFTY DISTRIBUTION of their
More and better services for every dollar contributed.
in United Way and among many of its
member agencies strengthens leadership qualities in the workplace.
To learn more about how your organization can benefit by participating
in United Way’s Loaned Executive program, please contact
at the United Way office in Lebanon.
Gateway Motors * Ledyard National
Bank * Family Dentistry * NH State Hwy-Grafton
* VNA of NH/VT * Pierson & Associates * Hanover Realtor * Fleet Investment
*Johnson & Dix Fuel Co. West Central Behavioral Health * State
Line Sports * LISTEN * Golf & Ski Warehouse * Headrest, Inc. Citizens
Great View Roller Rink
State Line Sports *
Saucier & Flynn
Landscape Architects Westaff * Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
Way offers choices in giving...
Valley United Way makes every effort to be responsive to the individual
interests and concerns of our donors, as well as to the needs
of our member agencies and the people they serve.
Therefore, our United Way offers donors the following choices
in how their gifts will be used.
UNITED WAY ALLOCATION
Donor gifts to this undesignated fund are distributed among member
agencies of Upper Valley United Way in accordance with funding
plans that provide help where the need is greatest, and where it
will help the most people.
"citizen's review" process
is a core value of United Way, and it is one of its greatest strengths.
Donors who have a favorite charity or cause may designate their
gifts to one or more specific non-profit, tax-exempt organizations,
regardless of the organization’s affiliation with United Way.
Gifts to non-United Way agencies, however, are subject to
a small processing fee (5% or $50, whichever is less) and adjustment
Occasionally, donors may wish to exclude a specific United Way agency
from receiving a portion of their gifts.
Such exclusionary designations pertain only to those agencies
which are members of Upper Valley United Way.
Way adds power to your gift...
When you give
to Upper Valley United Way, you join forces with thousands of your
friends, neighbors, colleagues and co-workers in making an investment
that touches the lives of at least
one in every three Upper Valley residents
Your gift to United Way helps ensure that basic human needs
are met right here at home.
But giving should be a personal choice, based on the ability to
give and our concern for others.
No one can or should tell you how much to give.
Yet, whether you give through payroll deduction where you
work, the U.S. mail where you live, or on-line at this website just
a small gift each month can make a big difference to people in need.
can provide 12 hot,
nutritious meals delivered to the doorsteps of homebound seniors.
provide over eight hours of safe, afford-able daycare for six children
from low- or middle-income
can provide four home
nursing visits to people with illness, injury or disability.
can provide emergency
counseling, transportation and immediate safe shelter for two victims
of domestic violence.
giving... A symbol of leadership and honor
of the success of our United Way depends on the generosity of a
very special group of caring individuals we call Pacesetters.
These are local people whose individual United Way gifts
range from $500 into the thousands. Their leadership sets a course
for high achievement throughout the campaign.
And their commitment sets an example for others in our community
to join in this spirit of giving.
Like our indigenous trees, Pacesetters share a strength and character
that are closely identified with the Upper Valley.
United Way Pacesetters are, therefore, recognized in five
Gifts of $500 to $999
of $1,000 to$2,499
Gifts of $2,500 to
Gifts of $5,000 to
Gifts of $10,000 and