Want to ensure that your legacy lives on after you? 

Make Your Final Wishes Clear
Active volunteers in their community, Kelly and Juan believed the time, talent and treasure they gave to local organizations would leave a lasting impact.  To ensure their work live on, they updated their estate plan to include favorite charities.

One Step at a Time
Reviewing your estate plan doesn’t have to be...

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017

After a brief, pre-dawn training more than 135 volunteers fanned out across Monterey County to conduct the 2017 Homeless Census.  Volunteers were divided into teams and assigned a specific census tract.  Homeless guides familiar with the area was assigned to each team and team members counted all the homeless people they could see.  Thanks to Jay Dunn and the Salinas Californian, you can see the ...

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

When you finally land that job you’ve been hoping for, you don’t let anything get in your way—not even being homeless.

Things had finally turned around for Jesse and he was grateful to be working at a production warehouse, but he still wasn’t able to afford an apartment. But when Jesse had his taxes prepared at United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, he found out that he’d be getting the Earned Income Tax Credit. He and his...

Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017

You can help keep kids warm this winter. A local teacher contacted us to ask for coats to keep her students warm.  Imagine, little kids who can't go outside because they don't have a coat or miss school because they caught a cold.  That's not acceptable.

Can you help?  Gently used or new, deliver coats to the United Way offices in Salinas or Monterey and we'll get them to the kids.

Thank YOU!!

10 jackets sized 5-7 for the small...

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

An excellent way for you to support United Way's mission is to leave us a bequest in your will, living trust or with a codicil. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that you are able to leave a lasting legacy.

Bequest Benefits
A bequest is generally a revocable gift, which means it can be...

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016