About Us

United Way of Imperial County became incorporated in 1980 by community leaders raising funds to support health and human care services provided by United Way partner agencies through a single fund-raising campaign.

United Way of Imperial County has over 65 local and national businesses pooling their donations together through payroll deduction to make a difference. 

United Way Programs:

"Helping Youth Succeed, A Homework Help Center" - This program, which targets 4th and 5th grade students, is offered at the Camarena Library in Calexico. This location is within walking distance of several schools. The program is deisgned to offer a child a quiet place to do their homework afterschool and a teacher on site to answer questions regarding their homework for that day.

In Kind Program - In partnership with a major company, United Way picks up open or damaged items, such as personal items, paper, toys and any misc items and distributes them to our member agencies.

"Ham Drive" - 2018 was our 8th annual ham drive to feed the needy at Easter time. We partnered for the 8th year with Lucky Supermarket to raise funds to provide Easter dinners to needy families in Imperial County. In 2018 we distributed over 215 hams and 10 pound bags of potatoes throughout Imperial County.

Our "Homeless Prevention Program" in conjunction with our continued participation in the Emergency Food and Shelter program, which we chair, helps to prevent increased homelessness in Imperial County.  We also are members of the I V Continuum of Care and serve on the Point-In-Time count of the homeless committee.

We applied for, and received a grant from Union Pacific Foundation to fund an Employment Enhancement Computer Literacy program in a collaboration with the Sister Evelyn Mourey Center.  The center is one of 18 of our local member agencies that provide services to some of the most vulnerable membes of our community.

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