Together, We Can

Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

What Does JCUW Do?

What do you know about JCUW? Learn more by checking out these facts!

What do we do and who do we serve? These are questions we hear all the time. Read through and learn more about our work and how we fight for health, education, and financial stability. 

  • When
    you give to United Way, your gift is invested in local programs here in Jackson
    County that are building a stronger community for all of us.

  • United
    Way’s Rock’n Ready program collects school supplies to support over 1,000
    students throughout Jackson County with a backpack and basic school supplies.
    You can register your child(ren) by going to
    now until July 10, 2020.

  • Day
    of Caring is the single largest day of service in Jackson County. This year’s
    Day of Caring will be on Friday, September 11, 2020. You can register to
    volunteer or request a project by going to

  • Your donation is an investment into our community. Nearly 85% of funds
    raised, directly fund local programs.
  • Jackson
    County United Way supports Turning Point’s Dating Violence Prevention Safe
    Dates curriculum in Brownstown, Crothersville, and Seymour Middle Schools.

  • Since
    2016, 475 residents in 37 different communities were given the opportunity to
    express their voice about community hopes, concerns and changes they want to
    see happen. We are planning to gear up for more of these community conversation
    in the fall of 2020.

  •  Jackson County United Way’s Free Income Tax Assistance
    Program (FITA) served 453 tax payers this year with a total of $689,055 in
    Federal and State refunds for the 2019 tax year. Free tax preparation is
    available for individuals or families with a total combined household income
    below $66,000. 
    If you haven’t filed, there is
    still time the IRS deadline by Wednesday, July 15th.  You can file on your own at
  • The
    money you give to Jackson County United Way stays right here! United Way
    invests in 20 local organizations, impacting 1 in 4 residents.

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