27 Mar Donation Provides Warm Clothes to Children in Need
Organization: United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Lives Impacted: 50
As Told to Good360 by United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley located in Salem, Oregon focuses on supporting our friends and neighbors in need, because we all benefit when we each have an opportunity to reach our full potential. We work together with businesses, government, schools, faith groups, individual community members, and nonprofits – because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results we need. We believe it’s not enough to simply work together to tackle complex social issues but each participant must focus intently on our common goals, aligning all our time, dollars, and staff resources, and holding each other accountable so we can make the greatest difference possible. This “collective” approach has shown to improve results, and we are applying these concepts in the areas of education, homelessness, and other critical issues to ensure our community achieves greater and greater success.
One of our programs, “United for Classrooms”, builds resource closets in schools in our three-county area. The products that we received will go into the resource closets for children of low-income families in need of clothing. These products are helping underprivileged children in our community receive and experience new clothing for the first time. Many come to school with torn or soiled old clothing, or without proper warm clothes and suffer during the winter months. Having clean, warm clothing helps them have better days in school and gives them more self-confidence. Thank you Good360 for giving back to the children in our communities.