United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley stabilizes families and prepares children to be successful in school and in life!
Kids need to be healthy, and in school to learn. A child is much more likely to concentrate on schoolwork when their basic need for food, shelter, health and dental care are met. By investing strategically to help families meet the basic needs of their child, both physical and emotional, we greatly increase the likelihood that parents will be successful and engaged in their child's education.
Last year, with help from BMW of Salem, United Way provided basic needs and emergency services to 37,555 people - providing emergency and temporary shelter, respite care, rent assistance, utilities assistance, food, clothing and school supplies for vulnerable families in our community. Additionally, we provided transportation assistance to over 9,000 individuals and families so they could get to job interviews, counseling, parenting classes, and medical appointments. With your help we will reach even more individuals and families this year, removing barriers and helping them build a stable life. This work is not possible without the generous support of businesses like BMW of Salem.