Local Businesses Make A Big Impact


There are many things about our world right now that are different. The way we work. The way we live. Not to mention how and why we give.

But one thing remains the same. What we do together today, determines how we live tomorrow. The way our communities have rallied this year is proof. When neighbors felt the impact of this year’s health and economic crisis, businesses and individuals came together to act. That’s why Now More Than Ever, We Must LIVE UNITED.

Local businesses — both big and small — are not only the backbone of our local economy, they also play a vital role in helping our communities thrive. United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas is proud to partner with hundreds of area businesses to support individuals and families in Crawford, Cherokee and Labette Counties in Kansas and Jasper and Newton Counties in Missouri.

These businesses and employees put their money where their heart is and are outstanding examples of how local businesses make a big impact through workplace campaigns and contributions to the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas annual campaign.

United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas thanks the hundreds of businesses and their employees who have joined the fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our communities.

Will you join local businesses and individuals to help our neighbors in need? When you give, you:

  • Make it easier for individuals to access substance abuse programs, receive quality health care and access nutritious foods.
  • Ensure every child gets a strong start in live, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adults thrive in the job market.
  • Put more people on the path toward financial empowerment through access to services, job training, credit counseling and money management programs.

If your business or organization would like to join the fight, contact our office in Joplin at 417.624.0153 or Pittsburg at 620.231.8140.