United Way
 for South Louisiana

 











Mission Statement:
To be recognized as the best caring choice for donors and to provide financial support for local health and human service agencies benefiting our people.

Where do United Way Funds Go?

 

United Way for South Louisiana raises funds for 27 agencies encompassing 27 programs.  Each member agency falls into one of seven categories for funding.  The funding of these agencies comes from the employee payroll deduction program, cash pledges from individuals or companies and any other donations we may receive.  Listed below are the percentages of funds each team (or category) receives out of the total campaign monies raised that particular year.  These are the percentages from the 2007 funding year.  If you would like to see which of our member agencies falls into a particular category you can click on the category or move on to the Member Agency page.

SENIOR SERVICES

17%

LITERACY, EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION

7%

EMERGENCY SERVICES 23%
HEALTH AND DAY CARE 15%
YOUTH SERVICES 10%
PREVENTION / VIOLENCE 28%

United Way for South Louisiana Awards Grants from National Football league (NFL) Donation

In 2007, seven Hurricane Recovery Grants were awarded to community agencies providing disaster recovery needs in our community with funding available through a generous donation of the NFL.  The grants were designated to provide additional funding to programs in the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne statue still performing recovery-related services from Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

United Way for South Louisiana
2007 Recovery Grant Awards

Catholic Social Services – St. Lucy Day Care Center

$15,000

Catholic Social Services – Disaster Assistance

$10,000

Catholic Social Service – Assisi Bridge House $15,000
St. Vincent DePaul Triparish Community Pharmacy $15,000
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of South Louisiana $5,000
Bayou Region Hospice $5,000
Small World Day Care $2,967

Each of these teams are lead by a group of un-paid volunteers that make up the Fund Distribution Committee.  These volunteers work throughout the year monitoring each agency to make sure that all the funds are used as specified.  Every month these volunteers meet as a committee to discuss any problems or successes with each agency.  It is these volunteers that decide whether an agency receives their allocated money each month. 

United Way for South Louisiana is always in need of more volunteers for the Fund Distribution Committee.  Volunteers will attend a Fund Distribution Committee Meeting once a month throughout the year.  They will receive a packet of information monthly on each agency which they will read and monitor closely.

If you feel that you would like to be a United Way Fund Distribution Volunteer, please contact Martha Verdin.