United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley

Change does not happen alone. Hope is not a one-man band. Resilience does not happen without help. We have one life. To live better, we must Live United.

At United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley they focus on supporting our friends and neighbors in need, because we all benefit when we each have an opportunity to reach our full potential. They 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.

United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley strives to go beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties. By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, they impact thousands of lives every year. The generosity of their donors and commitment of the community partners enables them to provide grants for outcome based programs and collaborative projects that address core needs and achieve lasting, measurable results.

United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley strives to make an impact in our community. Recently they donated money to every class room in Dallas to make sure teachers had the funds they need to teach our children instead of paying out of their own pockets for classroom supplies. Now United Way is holding a pajama drive for Dallas foster children. Aren’t new pajamas just wonderful? United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley thinks so, and they are working to provide over 1,000 local displaced children or children in crisis with a new pair of jammies. It seems like such a small thing, but sometime the comfort of a small gift can make a bid difference. New pajamas are needed for children of all ages, but teenagers in particular. You can drop off your donations at the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center office on Court Street where they will be distributed to local Polk County foster children in time for winter.

“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better.”

  • Tom McCall, former Governor of Oregon