Pizza Hut, in partnership with the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), is set to host an exciting fundraising event that will tantalize taste buds and touch hearts. Slice of Change promises a delectable dining experience with a purpose. For one day only, on Tuesday, October 24th, Pizza Hut (located at 1866 Government Street, Suite A) will transform into a hub of charitable activity. With every order placed, a generous 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the UWSWA, supporting their vital initiatives and partner agencies to uplift the local community.

Resource Development Blog
By: Kimberly Bell, Manager of Resource Development

A Day in the Life of Resource Development

These days, we are all so BUSY, but what are we actually busy doing. In this fast paced world, it is easy to be bogged down in tasks that do not necessarily help us progress towards a greater goal. So many things seem more important than making a difference. As a member of the resource development team, my day to day is no different.

Resource Development Blog
By: Lauren Luckie-Merz, Manager of Resource Development

“United We Succeed.”

This statement serves as the motivating mantra for the United Way of Southwest Alabama’s (UWSWA) 2023 Community Campaign. It’s a simple mantra, but in my opinion, it perfectly sums up what it will take to reach the 2023 Campaign Goal of $3,150,000. Additionally, it sums up the truth at the heart of UWSWA’s mission, vision, and day-to-day operational function. Ours is a mission to improve the community where we live, work, and play! And it takes many heads, hands, and hearts to make this happen.

During the Annual Meeting on August 29, the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will celebrate the spirit of service and dedication that makes Washington County shine. With a population of 15,122, our community has always been known for its tight-knit bonds and willingness to support one another. In 2022, the UWSWA was able to provide essential funding amounting to $96,000 to 19 agencies in our county. These funds have made a significant impact by touching the lives of 11,104 individuals, showing the power of collective efforts in bringing positive change to our community.

In the heart of United Way of Southwest Alabama’s footprint lies Choctaw County, home to 12,430 residents. In 2022, the UWSWA extended its helping hand to this vibrant community, providing a total of $15,600 in funding to nine esteemed partner agencies. These funds paved the way for crucial services, touching the lives of 3,078 individuals and making a significant impact.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is thrilled to announce that in addition to the esteemed keynote speaker, Dr. Ron Ferguson, Ph.D., founder and president of The Basics, the 2023 Annual Meeting will feature a special presentation from Dr. Jan Hume, the Acting Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE). Dr. Hume brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Alabama public policy and administration, particularly in the field of early childhood education. The event will take place on August 10, 2023, at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, located at 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602.

Do you want to join the team?