United Way helps Americans achieve financial stability
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. Our nation's personal savings rate in 2006 was the lowest since the Great Depression, -1%. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home or retirement, United Way is here to help.
In 2008, United Way initiated an ambitious 10-year plan to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that by 2018 we can help 1.9 million working families get on the road to economic independence.