Hometown Highlight: United Way of Midland
As a nonprofit organization located in nearly 1,800 communities throughout the world, the United Way’s focus has remained the same for more than 125 years: “creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life, education, financial stability and health.”
For 70 of those years, the United Way of Midland has shared a similar focus and has carried out this mission by giving, advocating and volunteering in the Midland community.
Through committees and local partners such as the government, businesses, residents and other service organizations, United Way of Midland collaborates with others to identify and assess the needs of the community specifically in the areas of education, self-sufficiency and health. To provide a solution, the United Way of Midland develops programs and initiatives to help provide for the Midland community, which is made possible through the generosity of donors.
In 2016 alone, more than $831,000 helped fund health programs in Midland such as the Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center, Casa de Amigos, Midland Rape Crisis & CAC and the Mission Center Adult Day Services. More than $429,000 was donated to education programs including: Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Midland Fair Havens and Unlock Ministries in addition to more than $888,000 which went toward self-sufficiency programs such as Family Promise, Senior Link Midland and to the Midland “Need to Read” adult literacy program.
Each year, the United Way of Midland hosts various events to raise money for local organizations in need. By donating to United Way and attending these event, donors are able to help not only one organization but many organizations in order to address numerous needs of the local community.
To learn more about United Way of Midland and the organizations it supports, please visit their website or Facebook page. To contact your local United Way office, click here. You may also contact the United Way of Midland by email or via phone at 432.685.7700.
To find out more about fundraising events including the United Way of Midland’s upcoming 16th annual Bustin’ Clay for United Way (to be held Aug. 18, 2017) event, please click here.