New United Way Holiday Guide Now Available

The holidays are a time of caring, sharing and giving back. But often times we don’t know how exactly to lend our time, gifts or talents to help those in need. That’s why United Way of Anchorage has updated and re-issued the popular 3rd Annual Holiday Guide to Giving and Volunteering.

Click to download the guide.

Inside this free downloadable resource, local businesses and individuals will find the inspiration they need to stay connected with the community and in doing so, are sure to create positive change in our neighbor’s lives.

“Whether you prefer to volunteer your time to a specific cause, provide food to a family struggling to make ends meet, or make a contribution to help further the good works of an organization that’s close to your heart, we can help you find your personal “give back” opportunity,” said Jennifer Howell, Director of Community Engagement for United Way of Anchorage.

The 2012 Holiday Guide to Giving and Volunteering features:

· Holiday Ideas – unique ways people can give their time and energy.

· Community Holiday Events – where donations, gifts and volunteering have the most impact.

· Advocacy Opportunities – simple, easy ways to support youth and families.

· Directory of Local Nonprofits – your connection to organizations and ways to help them.

To get a copy of the Holiday Guide, just visit and click on the Holiday Guide image. The guide will open as an easy-to-read, easy-to-print PDF.

United Way of Anchorage is the leader in mobilizing the resources of individuals, companies, government and labor to achieve positive and lasting change in the lives of the people in our community.

We believe the key to creating lasting change - in people’s lives and in our community - is getting to the source of problems. It’s change that doesn’t come easily or by accident. It’s change that requires clear goals. Leads to true partnerships, with differences and special interests set aside so as to make real progress. Involves actions that are deliberate and data driven.

Our goal is to be strategic, collaborative and efficient. We aim to produce tangible results that advance the common good.

It takes everyone in the community – big businesses, small businesses, elected officials, nonprofits, academia, the faith community, the labor movement, the media, parents and neighbors working together to create a brighter future. We call it living united and we invite you to be a part of it.

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