As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.
To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, United Way promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals.
How You Can Help
Volunteers make United Ways’ tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background. Learn more about United Way's Financial Stability program strategies:
- Money Talks For Teens
- MyFreeTaxes.org and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
- City of SLO Meter Donations Stations and Directed Giving Campaign
- Care Packages for Christmas
- Sammy the Rabbit
- Golden State Stimulus