The spirit of philanthropic giving began in Pueblo in 1923 when community leaders raised $105,000 by going door-to-door. It was known first as the Community Chest, then the United Fund and now, United Way. While the name changed, the mission remained constant--to facilitate the opportunity to give to a single entity and help support the array of needed and critical services in our community.
United Way of Pueblo County is autonomous, directing our own course based on community needs and the direction given by our governing board.
The power of United Way is a result of a community-wide collaboration to help those in need. UWPC relies on hundreds of committed volunteers each year to help solve the most critical issues of our community through various health and human service agencies. Knowledgeable volunteers are also dedicated to ensuring good stewardship of funds. Programming is in three focus areas - economic mobility and opportunity, youth success, crisis intervention, and nonprofit capacity development. Because of the generosity of donors throughout the years, thousands of individuals and families lives have been touched.
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