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WHEN YOU GIVE

T he Whole

TO UNITED WAY

COMMUNITY

CHANGE


Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life. United Way of Central Oklahoma is working to advance the common good – it’s less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are committed to creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s most pressing problems. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Contributing to United Way of Central Oklahoma is about more than supporting a cause; it is about causing something to happen. Your dollars help fund programs that are proven to create change. This change doesn’t just impact the individual or family seeking assistance, it affects our entire community. Our unique allocation system allows us to remain transparent and accountable. Donors like you volunteer their time to review United Way funded program budgets, IRS 990’s, audits and program outcomes. Following this review, volunteer teams make funding recommendations based on their findings and the program funding request, with United Way’s Board of Directors making the final funding decision. This process ensures your contribution is invested in the best possible way.


ONE-QUARTER OF OKLAHOMA COUNTY CHILDREN LIVE

IN POVERTY. Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates


Investing in our community’s children is the best way to ensure our continued growth. Children living in poverty oftentimes arrive at school hungry, tired and unprepared to learn. United Way of Central Oklahoma supports programs that focus on providing essential tools for children and their families to become successful. Programs include specialized education, after-school activities, counseling and character building.


25 % FAMILIES

OF ALL OKLAHOMA COUNTY with

CHILDREN

S U R V IVE ON A HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF

$22,811 OR LESS. Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates


Strong families help create strong communities. The strain of maintaining a household on a minimal income can lead to unhealthy behavior and added stress on a family unit. United Way of Central Oklahoma funds programs that help strengthen families by providing assistance for life’s basic needs, enabling these families to reach their potential. Programs include rent and utility assistance, job placement services, literacy courses, financial education and counseling.


IN OKLAHOMA COUNTY,

1 4

RESIDENTS

IS UNINSURED. Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates


Everyone deserves to have access to quality care. Suffering from a life-threatening illness, trauma from abuse, mental illness or an addiction can happen to anyone and can be a frightening experience. Not having insurance can amplify the stress of the situation. United Way of Central Oklahoma supports programs that provide services to the under and uninsured. Programs include medical clinics, a cooperative pharmacy, dental services, mental health services, counseling, shelter and preventative education.


In Oklahoma County,

48% AGE 65 YEARS

OF ALL RESIDENTS and OVER

LIVE ALONE. Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates


Central Oklahoma’s aging population is growing and it is important to offer resources that enable these citizens to thrive and remain independent. Interaction with peers and access to medical care is critical for our community’s seniors. United Way of Central Oklahoma funds programs that provide volunteer opportunities, daily senior center activities, adult day centers, senior buddies and transportation to and from medical and dental appointments and some day and senior centers.


EFFECTIVE CPR PROVIDED IMMEDIATELY AFTER

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

CAN DOUBLE or TRIPLE A VICTIM’S CHANCE OF SURVIVAL,

BUT ONLY

32%

Source: American Heart Association, CPR Statistics

OF CARDIAC ARREST VICTIMS

RECEIVE IMMEDIATE CPR.


Emergencies are unpredictable and can affect us individually or as a community. Whether it is a financial crisis, health emergency, or natural or man-made disaster, being prepared is critical. United Way of Central Oklahoma provides funding to programs that help central Oklahoman’s be proactive and prepared for all types of emergencies. Programs include disaster relief assistance, financial education courses, first-aid and CPR training and health education courses.


Leadership Giving Become a member of the Leadership Giving Society and maximize your impact. Membership begins with a contribution of about $10 per week. Members receive all the benefits reserved for our most generous donors. United Way affinity groups offer unique volunteer and networking opportunities for women contributing $2,500 or more annually, and for young professionals who pledge $500 or more annually.

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Accountability Statement United Way of Central Oklahoma is committed to responsible stewardship, and is diligent in keeping our combined administrative and fundraising costs well below the national standard for non-profit organizations. Our Partner Agencies are held to the same high standard, and are reviewed annually by our volunteer led Community Investment process.

Partner Agencies 7000 United Way of Central Oklahoma 7001 American Heart Association 7023 American Lung Association in Oklahoma 7003 American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma 7002 American Red Cross, Heart of Oklahoma Chapter 7004 Areawide Aging Agency, Inc. 7005 Arthritis Foundation, Oklahoma Chapter 7055 Bethesda, Inc. 7007 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 7018 Boy Scouts of America, Last Frontier Council 7028 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County 7050 Calm Waters Center for Children and Families 7016 Camp Fire USA, Heart of Oklahoma Council 7051 CASA of Oklahoma County, Inc. 7006 Catholic Charities 7048 Celebrations Preschool, Inc. 7065 Central Oklahoma Care Link, Inc. 7009 A Chance to Change Foundation 7034 Citizens Caring for Children 7064 Coffee Creek Riding Center for the Handicapped 7052 Community Literacy Centers, Inc. 7011 Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma (CCCS) 7013 Daily Living Centers, Inc. 7024 Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc.


7054 7014 7017 7029 7015 7070 7012 7066 7041 7008 7060 7019 7020 7030 7021 7022 7010 7025 7026 7027 7067 7032 7058 7031 7044

D-DENT, Inc. EARC, Inc. Family Builders, Inc. Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma Health Alliance for the Uninsured HeartLine The Homeless Alliance Hospice of Oklahoma County, Inc. John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center Latino Community Development Agency Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma Metropolitan Better Living Center Moore Youth and Family Services Neighborhood Services Organization NorthCare Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc. Oklahoma Halfway House, Inc. Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, Inc. Positive Tomorrows Possibilities, Inc. RSVP of Central Oklahoma, Inc. Safe Kids Oklahoma

7033 7071 7036 7037 7068 7038 7039 7042 7043 7045 7053 7059 7049 7046

The Salvation Army, Central Oklahoma Area Command Skyline Urban Ministry Special Care, Inc. Sunbeam Family Services, Inc. TEEM The Education & Employment Ministry Tinker AFB Youth Center Upward Transitions/Travelers Aid Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc. Variety Care YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Youth & Family Services, Inc. Youth Cornerstone Youth Services for Oklahoma County YWCA Oklahoma City

7900 7909 7915 7902 7914 7913 7903 7916 7917

United Way of Canadian County American Red Cross, Canadian Valley Chapter Boy Scouts of America, Last Frontier Council Boys and Girls Club of Darlington Canadian County 4-H Foundation Canadian County CASA, Inc. C.A.R.T. House Center of Family Love Compassionate Hands, Inc.

7901 7906 7905 7907 7910 7908 7911 7912

El Reno Blessing Baskets, Inc. Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma Mobile Meals of El Reno, Inc. Russell-Murray Hospice, Inc. The Salvation Army – Canadian County Service Center Women’s Service and Family Resource Center Youth & Family Services, Inc. Yukon Sharing, Inc.

7300 7308 7301 7304 7313 7303 7317 7306 7309 7305 7315

United Way of Logan County American Red Cross, Logan County Boy Scouts of America, Last Frontier Council Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency, Logan County Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Logan County Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma God’s Food Bank Logan County Council on Aging Logan Community Services New Horizons YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, Guthrie Branch

7100 United Way of Norman 7200 United Way of Pottawatomie County


1444 NW 28th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73106 405-236-8441 www.unitedwayokc.org

United Way of Central Oklahoma Brochure 2012  

2012 Campaign Brochure