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 three sites in Imperial County. Two in Imperial and one in Calexico. 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" - 2012 will be our second annual ham drive to feed the needy at Easter time. We partnered for the second year with Lucky Supermarket to raise funds to provide Easter dinners to needy families in Imperial County. In 2011, we purchased over 350 hams.
Diabetes Clinic - In 2011 we partnered with our member agency Clinicas de Salud to offer screening and awareness information at the UPS location in Calexico.