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United Way's Mission - Uniting neigbors and resources to positively impact lives in Coshocton County

United Way's mission is to unite organizations and individuals to make our community a better place to live by:  
  • Identifying the needs of our families, children and disadvantaged
  • Encouraging the community's participation in not-for-profit responses
  • Stimulating the community's financial generosity
  • Acknowledging the efforts and accomplishments of our community
  • Evaluating the results of our efforts 
United Way’s Targeted Community Priorities:
  • Fostering Independence
  • Nurturing Children
  • Providing Basic Needs
  • Strengthening and Supporting Families

United Way's Policy Against Coercion

Fundraising should always be conducted in a voluntary manner; coercion creates animosity, hinders communication and understanding, and eventually leads to decreased support. We discourage the practice of seeking 100% participation in a campaign, as that may inadvertently encourage coercion.
 
To underscore our conviction about this policy, United Way of America’s Board of Governors adopted the following policy statement:
The Board of Governors of United Way of America believes that the most responsive contributors are those who have the opportunity to become informed and involved. A well-planned campaign with an effective communications program, conducted by committed volunteers, will ensure responsible contributors. While we have always been unalterably opposed to coercion, we do recognize a responsibility to state our beliefs formally, as freedom of choice is a basic tenet of our democratic society.
Giving is a personal matter and decision: no form of coercion is acceptable to United Way of America.