Change Maker Blog

What’s Up with Americans and Volunteering?

In Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, written in 1840, he shares “the health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.” AKA volunteerism, people. Fast forward to the release of the 2018 Volunteering...

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Making a Difference in the Workplace and the Community

You can make a difference in Broome County. Looking for a way to make your community a better place without having to wander too far from your workspace? Volunteer to be your company’s United Way of Broome County champion! The adage “I gave at the office” still rings...

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The Impact of a Donation

United Way of Broome County began as the Binghamton United Relief Organization, which formed to coordinate fundraising activities among local health and human service organizations. Now, more than 100 years later, the organization continues to rely on the kindness and...

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2-1-1: We Answer the Call

Crisis doesn’t adhere to a convenient schedule. That’s why our 2-1-1 helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to help people in need access local resources like food, shelter, utility assistance and more. Let’s start with Susan, a recent...

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Tax Preparation with United Way of Broome County

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” and tax season is in full swing! For some of us, filing our taxes is just one more thing to check off our to-do list. But for others, a maximum refund can be a...

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Celebrating with Service on MLK Day

Monday, January 15, will be the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 90th birthday. In his honor, volunteers across the community will roll up their sleeves to be of service by actively transforming Dr. King’s teachings of love and unity into actions that help...

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What is the United Way story?

Have you ever wondered what United Way is? You may have heard of United Way, but do you know what we do? As a network, United Way is one of the largest non-profits in the world. United Way Worldwide (UWW), is the overarching organization lead. Then there are the local...

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