Committed to making Douglas County a better place to live, work, and play.
We are the process of engaging diverse stakeholders, including residents and others, in sustained, collaborative, strategic efforts to strengthen and improve conditions in identified areas. It is built upon the following principles:
- Building on the strengths of local individuals, associations, and organizations
- Focusing on specific actions and measurable results to improve community life
- Promoting relationships and participation by people of all races, ages, and cultures.
- Ensuring local decision-making and ownership
- Drawing upon the resources of the larger community
- Bridging all sectors to develop healthy children, families, and communities
- Sharing experience and knowledge to promote continuous community learning.
100% of your gift will go to help people in need as a direct result of COVID-19. Greater Douglas United Way will focus any funding on basic needs through local nonprofits and childcare or basic needs for people affected by COVID-19. All funds raised will be used to help those in need. Greater Douglas United Way will not charge any administrative expense on the fund. Deposits can be made at any Banner Bank to the Greater Douglas United Way COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Greater Douglas United Way is focused on helping make Douglas County a better and safer place to live, work and play by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good life.$90,047.98 donated of $100,000.00 goalDonate
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Some of the success stories
Fish PantryI was collecting groceries outside of Sherm's on one of our food drives for the Fish Pantry . Earlier in the day I had passed a slip to kind of a tough looking gentleman, unshaven and wearing dirty clothes. I presumed that we would not get anything from him when he came out. He came out, paused, looked at our display and commented, "Oh darn, I meant to get something for you." He then reached in his pocketand pulled out 3 dollars and said. That is all the money I have but I want to give it to the Fish Pantry because they were there for me when I really needed it. Keep up the great work. What a testimonial to the difference that the Fish Pantry makes in people's lives!!!
Adapt’s Prevention & Education ProgramRiddle Elementary school’s 5th and 6th grade Team Power Prevention Leadership Team worked on projects this week that highlighted gifts that they could give that doesn’t cost money and aren’t physical objects. On paper hands they listed items such as hugs, kindness, helpfulness, and sharing. The hands were then shaped together by the students to form a tree. One student had the brilliant idea of making all the hands face upwards to remind people to reach for the stars in regard to their dreams. The students also worked together to create handmade and heart felt gifts that they could share with others.
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We’re always hard at work doing great things in and for our community. Stay up-to-date with some of the many stories from folks partnering with us to make the Greater Douglas area a better home for our family and friends. #It’sHome