Your gift to help the working poor puts families back on their feet and up to $400 in your own wallet.
Sandra and her husband Mike both lost their jobs at the same time. Unable to pay their bills, the couple and their two children ended up on the streets, frightened and not knowing where their next meal would come from.
“I felt worthless,” said Mike, feeling as though he had failed in his roles as husband and father.
Through Valley of the Sun United Way, they were able to secure housing, receive resume-writing assistance, clothing for interviews, and financial education. Sandra and Mike are working again and saving for a home.
In Maricopa County, 39% of families live below the poverty level. The working poor are hard-working men and women who still struggle to make ends meet.
"We got our dignity back," Sandra said.
When you donate up to $400 to United Way’s Helping the Working Poor fund by December 31, 2015, you help people like Sandra and Mike, and you could receive a dollar-for-dollar Arizona state tax credit.
After all, ’tis the Season for Giving…and Getting Back.