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Advancing the Common Good: Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:
- Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
- Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
- Health – Improving People’s Health
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.
United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.
Champion a Cause. ADVOCATE
You can make change happen with your voice. Get informed. Tell your friends. Write a letter to the editor. Support programs and agencies that impact this community. Programs that give book bags, recycled school uniforms or canned goods to those in need. And agencies that provide emergency shelter, tutoring, counseling and hope. Help us strive to meet the most desperate needs of East Mississippi.