Reasons to Give

Top Ten Reasons to Give to the Plymouth Community United Way

10. You care. You care about youth development and nurturing children, fostering independence for older adults and those with disabilities, providing basic needs to people in crisis, and strengthening and supporting families.

9. We hold our partner agencies – and ourselves – accountable. You can trust that money you contribute to the Plymouth Community United Way will be allocated to programs at agencies that are held to the highest standards. Our partner agencies submit to a rigorous re-application process each year, which includes careful examination of their financial records, goals, programming, and work in the community. Dedicated and conscientious volunteers distribute the funds, ensuring that the dollars have the greatest possible impact.

8. Your investment stays here in our community. Our administrative and campaign costs total less than 18% – that’s over 82 cents on every dollar going directly to assist those in need right here in the Plymouth-Canton area. This helps to make our community an even better place to live for everyone.

7. It’s tax-deductible. Any donation you make to the Plymouth Community United Way qualifies as a deduction on your personal or business taxes.

6. Any of us could benefit from our partner agencies’ services. The programs we fund aren’t just for the “other guy.” Our partner agencies serve a broad spectrum of the population, from the hungry and the homeless to hard-working employed people who just need a hand up to get through a tough time. In fact, one out of every four people living here benefits from the services of a United Way agency.

5. The Plymouth Community United Way collaborates with the community. The Plymouth Community United Way works with businesses, faith-based organizations, local government, the non-profit sector, and many other community groups to build the infrastructure we need to proactively tackle our biggest challenges.

4. You get a lot of bang for your buck. When you give once to the Plymouth Community United Way, you are really joining with the entire community to invest in community partner agencies and the services they provide to people right here in the Western Wayne area.

3. It feels good. When you invest in your community through the Plymouth Community United Way, you have the satisfaction and confidence of knowing that you, personally, are helping to sustain and improve the lives of your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and maybe even your own family members.

2. You are part of real solutions. The Plymouth Community United Way is interested in more than “band-aid solutions” – we know that long-term community impact comes only from forward-looking and thoughtful planning.

1. Your investment matters. And that’s the bottom line.


A donation to Plymouth Community United Way is a unique opportunity for you to help fund a wide variety of LOCAL, non-profit agencies and programs.

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Plymouth Community United Way is working to advance the common good, but we can’t do it alone. We need the hands, heads, and hearts of those in our community.

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