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United Way's Mission

United Way of Ellis County's mission is to positively impact lives by strategically channeling community resources.

 


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 Worldwide Board of Governors adopted the following policy statement:

The Board of Governors of United Way Worldwide 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 Worldwide.