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FAQ Tuesday: How Does My Donation Make a Difference?

This is a great question, and one that donors should ask before investing in the work of any nonprofit.  UWCK is committed to stretching every dollar entrusted to us to achieve results.  We not only thoroughly vet programs through our Community Investment process, we ensure your donation is having the intended outcome through quarterly reports submitted by each program.  We are proud to share the highlights of our results through quartlery Impact Reports and invite you to post this information in your workplace.  You can sign up to receive these updates in the future by entering your email address in the top left corner of our website.

In addition to statistics and reports, we know there are countless success stories made possible because of your support.  We are excited to recognize the impact made by our donors and volunteers on Giving Tuesday, a national day of philanthropy held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. United Way staff and volunteers who have experienced our work firsthand make in-person visits to businesses that host workplace campaigns to thank donors who made gifts in the past or who have already invested in our annual campaign.  Volunteers also reach out with phone calls, writing thank you notes, and highlighting supporters on social media throughout the day.  The community is encouraged to show their support for UWCK by wearing their LIVE UNITED shirts on this day or posting a Giving Tuesday selfie with the hashtag #UWCKgivesthanks.

Do you want to share how United Way has impacted your life?  Tell us why you give, advocate, or volunteer to LIVE UNITED!

We are grateful to have the type of open relationship with you- the people who make United Way of Central Kentucky possible- where you can freely share your questions and concerns.  Our goal is to help you make an informed decision regarding where to give your hard-earned dollars and valuable time.  We are humbled by the trust you have placed in us and continually strive to be the organization this incredible community deserves.  That’s why we will be regularly answering your frequently asked questions to help you understand where your investment goes.  You are welcome to explore the following questions we frequently encounter about our work anytime on our website.  We would love to hear questions directly from you!  Share what you’ve always wanted to know about UWCK through commenting on our Facebook page, sending a message through our website, or emailing us directly at