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Did you know that our United Way began in 1922 as the Community Fund,
organized by volunteers to raise money to help operate 40 charities? Today,
we provide a much wider social safety net, both in geographic scope and the
number of agencies we support. Yet we remain a volunteer-driven organization
that operates independently of all other United Ways. That means the money we
raise in our community stays in our community. Your pledge provides funding
that ensures it will continue to support the region through 200 United Way-
supported agencies in Missouri and Illinois counties. To find out more, visit
online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give
Today, Help Today.

Your generosity helped United Way raise more than $66 million in 2006 to
support nearly 200 organizations in the city of St. Louis and 15 surrounding
counties in Missouri and Illinois. Here is what your 2006 contribution helped
the United Way do in greater St. Louis:
 United Way supported mental health programs that provided more than 25,000
   crisis interventions
 Almost 5,000 young people were served in mentoring programs
 More than 15,000 young people were served in 20 United Way funded after-
   school programs
 Almost 8,500 children and more than 6,000 adults were provided with
   school-based mental health services
 More than 55,000 youth were served in recreation programs
 More than 3,300 individuals were served in outpatient or residential
   treatment programs, and received a total of almost 250,000 hours of
   individual or group substance abuse counseling
To find out more, visit online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of
Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help Today.

More than 90 cents of each dollar contributed goes directly to services that
help people like you in our community. More than one million people in our
region are helped by a United Way supported agency each year. That’s one out
of every three people. For a list of all the agencies United Way serves, go
online to www.www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis:
Give Today, Help Today.

Did you know that 66 percent of the money raised each year by United Way
comes not from corporations, but people like you? You help build a healthier
community everyday, simply by giving to United Way. To find out more, visit
online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give
Today, Help Today.

More than 40,000 volunteers give their time to United Way and the community
each year. The United Way is always there to give a helping hand in our
communities. To find out more, visit online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org.
United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help Today.

Between January and April of 2007, 164 United Way volunteers helped 1,550
area residents (10.6% more than in 2006), with incomes at or less than
$38,000 prepare their taxes and help them file for earned income tax credits
(EITC) refunds. The average refund from the IRS with EITC was $1,050. EITC is
a federal tax credit designed to help people increase their financial
stability. To find out more, visit online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United
Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help Today.

All of the donations raised here stay here. This United Way serves 16
Missouri and Illinois counties throughout the St. Louis metro area. The
counties that we serve in Missouri are St. Louis City, St. Louis Co., St.
Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, and Jefferson. The counties that we serve
in Illinois are St. Clair, Monroe, Madison, Randolph, Jersey, Calhoun,
Macoupin, Clinton, and Greene. To find out more, visit online:
www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help
Today.

United Way of Greater St. Louis provides funding to nearly 200 agencies that
strengthen families, invest in children, build safer neighborhoods and
support the elderly. For a list of United Way-supported agencies, visit
Www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help
Today.

From the Girl Scouts to Alzheimer’s care and women’s shelters the United Way
funds deserving organizations that make a lasting and important impact on our
region. Your pledge supports some of the community’s greatest needs. Those
include protecting children, meeting basic human needs, keeping citizens
safe, and preventing illness and promoting wellness. To find out more, visit
online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give
Today, Help Today.

The United Way of Greater St. Louis Information and Referral Service, better
known as 421-INFO, puts you in touch with organizations ready to help you
with personal and family issues such as health issues, family crisis, abuse,
and child care, to name just a few. Not only is this service helpful, it’s
free and confidential. Each year it connects more than 33,000 people to
information and assistance. Call 314.421.INFO or 1.800.427.4626 to get the
help you need today. To find out more, visit online:
www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help
Today.

The United Way of Greater St. Louis’ St. Louis Cares provides short-term
volunteer opportunities for busy people who want to build a healthier
community. Last year, more than 4,000 volunteers worked on 419 projects.
These projects represent 16,000 hours of contributed time. To find out more,
visit online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis:
Give Today, Help Today.

United Way helps both funded and non-funded local agencies become stronger
assets to the community through a variety of United Way programs. This year
United Way of Greater St. Louis awarded $200,000 in one-time community
enhancement grants to area non-profits. These grants will target programs
that address unmet needs and emerging issues across our region such as
methamphetamine abuse, youth health and wellness and low-income seniors. To
find out more, visit online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of
Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help Today.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the United Way. They raise money, serve as
our board of directors and help decide how funds are distributed. Their
contribution of time and talent helps keep our fundraising costs low – less
than 10 cents on the dollar. The national average of United Way’s cost is
14.5 cents on the dollar. To find out more, visit online:
www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help
Today.

More than 400 community volunteers serve on United Way of Greater St. Louis
community investment panels. Using United Way’s comprehensive Quality
Standards for Agencies, these volunteers visit and review all United Way
supported agency to make sure each one meets community needs and United Way
standards. This helps assure that people receive the best care. To find out
more and view the quality standards guide, visit online:
www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help
Today.

When tax season rolls around, you can breathe a little easier knowing your
United Way contribution is tax-deductible. With your gift to United Way, you
are investing in people and helping them become more self-sufficient. To find
out more, visit online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St.
Louis: Give Today, Help Today.

Our United Way and organized labor have a special relationship that provides
all union members with a union brother or sister to call on for guidance and
referral to community resources that they are eligible to receive. Our labor
staff is available daily to help union members with utilities, food,
counseling and other non-work related problems. Nearly 200 United Way
agencies and more than 900 local organizations are at your service and ready
to help. To find out more, visit online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United
Way of Greater St. Louis: Give Today, Help Today.

Created in 1982, Operation Weather Survival (OWS) is a network of public and
private organizations, including United Way that coordinate resources and
educate the public to prevent illness and death caused by extreme hot or cold
weather. United Way-funded agencies that provide support to OWS are by
delivering water to cooling sites, operating the sites and help the elderly
and disabled secure fans and monetary assistance for utility bills are:
American Red Cross; Salvation Army; Northside Community Center; Lessie Bates
Davis Neighborhood House and St. Vincent de Paul. To find out more, visit
online: www.givetodayhelptoday.org. United Way of Greater St. Louis: Give
Today, Help Today.

				
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