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Every year, people like you help drive a movement to solve some of our region's toughest challenges. You inspire thousands of people to widen their perspectives, to invest in our collective future, to act for a brighter tomorrow.
Whether you've been campaigning for a dozen years or just joined us this year, we're here to help you in any way we can. In our Campaign Headquarters you will find all the tools for a successful campaign.
Thank you for inspiring others to give, advocate or volunteer to advance the common good.
We support programs and agencies in our 5-parish area.
United Way recruits volunteers to help make a positive change in our community. These volunteers serve as board and committee members, consultants and trainers, and help make investment decisions. For more information on volunteering, call 337.433.1088.
The United Way workplace campaign is the easiest and most powerful way to invest in your community. You can direct your contribution to one of the impact areas or influence the condition of all by choosing United Way's Community Impact Fund.
Your United Way gift is deductible on Schedule A of the Form 1040, if you choose to itemize deductions on your tax return. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding IRS limitations that may apply in your individual situation.
A free helpline operated 24-hours-a-day, and every day of the year, this call center has trained specialists answering calls from those in need. Top calls for help are consistently for basic needs: food, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance and medical prescriptions.
2-1-1 is a valuable community resource with the most comprehensive database of social services available for our community. Encourage individuals who need help to dial 2-1-1.
People in the greatest need throughout our community are the ones who benefit from these donations. United Way promotes the tenets of “Education, Income, and Health” and, through programs with the agencies it funds, is involved in many aspects of intervention and prevention.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana is governed by an unpaid Board of Trustees made up of local volunteers from across the community. These volunteers determine policy and oversee every aspect of the organization. Professional staff manages the day-to-day activities.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana is the one organization looking at the big picture – embracing the entire circle of life focusing on children and youth, families and neighborhoods, seniors and people rebuilding their lives. We are the social services safety net for our community, creating long lasting change to prevent problems from happening in the future.
United Way brings people together for a greater good. There are basic things we all need for a good life: Quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, good health, and sometimes help through difficult times. United Way works each and every day to make these building blocks for a better life a reality throughout Southwest Louisiana communities. We stand united because this is our community!
For over 75 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community.
815 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Toll Free: 888.433.1088