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There are many ways to LIVE UNITED in the Greater Capital Region 

You can GIVE through your workplace or donate as an individual, either online or by mailing a check to One United Way, P.O. Box 13865, Albany, NY 12212. Contributions to United Way's Community Care Fund are invested in a vital network of human service programs and initiatives that improve lives and community conditions. Donors can also perpetuate their support and leave a legacy through our planned giving program. United Way accepts gifts through bequests, life income plans, charitable trusts, family philanthropy, real estate, life insurance and retirement plans. Call 518.456.2200 for more                                        information.

You can ADVOCATE for a cause that's important to you. United Way looks for people who can help spread the word about needs in our community and promote strategies for change. Because government is a critical decision-maker and the major provider of health and human services, United Way actively engages in public policy. This work sometimes offers opportunities to raise your voice and communicate with our elected representatives.


You can VOLUNTEER to contribute your time and knowledge to help advance the common good in the Greater Capital Region. United Way volunteers consist of Workplace Campaign Coordinators, and Program Review Volunteers. These opportunities are seasonal and include all the training and support you need to have a rewarding volunteer experience. Prior to tax season, United Way also recruits tax preparation volunteers to assist with the CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Other ways to get involved

  1. You can also donate your car to benefit United Way. We have partnered with a local company that makes the process easy!
  2. If you are a business, set up a collection box for printer cartridge and small electronics recycling to benefit United Way. It's easy and a great way to be environmentally friendly while supporting your community. United Way can supply the box and instructions, and pick up your collected items.
  3. Donate a portion of your ebay sales to United Way OR donate an items for United Way to auction, with the proceeds supporting our work in the community. Learn more about our ebay partnership through ebay Giving Works.
  4. Make a purchase through AmazonSmile.