United Way Community Impact volunteers work together to address the most pressing issues that affect the quality of life in our community. Their conscientious efforts and decisions are driven by a commitment to make a real difference in the community we share and serve. You are invited to participate!
Anyone can champion the cause. Whether you’re speaking out to improve education, financial stability and health, reaching out to members of Congress, or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. So go ahead and advocate in a LIVE UNITED world. Do it in public. Be visible. Be loud.
Your contribution of time, talent, or finances to United Way enhances individual lives and improves our entire community by helping children and youth reach their potential. Your contribution provides not only the basic necessities to people in need, but also helps to move them to financial security and independence. Your contribution helps people of all ages reach their optimal health and well-being.
Our Programs & Services
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) helps by mobilizing partnerships to achieve our goal to 'double the number of children reading proficiently at the end of the third grade - by 2020.'
UWNNS also provides services such as:
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is pleased to provide outreach on behalf of Nevada 2-1-1 to help connect Nevadans with needed services. Nevada 2-1-1 was launched in February 2006. Nevada 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers with free information about important community services, volunteer opportunities and support for community crisis or disaster recovery. READ MORE >>
Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. READ MORE>>
Together, with very little effort, and no cost, we can reduce the cost of medicine by an average of 42%. We know it may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. 95% of the pharmacies nationwide have agreed to provide lower pricing to everyone that brings in a FamilyWize prescription drug discount card. READ MORE>>
United Way could not achieve its important community goals without partners. Our staff and volunteers seek to partner with any individuals, community organizations, government entities, businesses or nonprofit agencies that can help solve pressing community issues. By working together – aligning our efforts to achieve specific community goals – we can significantly improve community conditions.
Our Work with Contiguous United Ways
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra works closely with the other United Way in Nevada for the benefit of all the communities in our state. We also work together with the United Ways in California to deliver services in the Lake Tahoe Basin and other areas on the western slope of the Pacific Crest Trail. Coordination of efforts helps us to work more effectively with businesses in our Annual Workplace Campaign: businesses that function regionally don’t need to develop separate strategies with each United Way.