Frequently Asked Questions

Are all United Ways the same?  There are approximately 1,400 United Way across the country that exist in their respective communities to build partnerships and leverage resources to create plans for long lasting community change. Though United Ways share a logo and have similar missions, each United Way is independently incorporated and is led by local staff and volunteers. The work of each United Way is determined by its community needs.

Can I choose where my money goes?  Not every agency appeals to every donor, but all agencies have met the meticulous standards of our United Way and the programs we fund meet needs within our seven impact areas. If you like, you can designate to any one agency that fits your needs.

Why should I give to the United Way?  Charitable giving is a personal and voluntary decision and the United Way encourages you to do what is most comfortable to you. A gift to the United Way is an investment that benefits the entire community, not just one program, issue, or population.

What is the easiest way to contribute?  Payroll deduction is by far the most convenient method of contribution. A small amount is taken from your paycheck per payday, allowing you to make a small contribution each week that can make a big difference in the course of a year.

If I donate on-line or mail-in a donation using my credit card, how is the security of my credit card information protected?  We accept credit cards for donations by mail, Credit card information submitted with mailed-in credit card donations is used ONLY by our Banking institution and their processing partners.

How Is My Personal Information Used? The United Way of Northwest Florida, and (if you use your credit card, its financial processors & institutions) will be the only users of your information. We will not share, rent or sell any of the information collected from you. If you donate using your credit card, its number may be recorded in our Banks data base, but not in our database.

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