Our Mission and Policy

United Way’s Mission

Plymouth Community United Way’s mission is to reach out and serve human needs.

To accomplish our mission, we unite organizations and individuals to make our community a better place to live by:

  • Identifying the needs of our families, children, and the disadvantaged
  • Encouraging the community’s participation in not-for-profit responses
  • Stimulating the community’s financial generosity
  • Acknowledging the efforts and accomplishments of our community
  • Evaluating the results of our efforts


Plymouth Community United Way’s Targeted Community Priorities:

  • Basic Needs
  • Stability
  • Education
  • Fostering Independence
  • Nurturing Children
  • Strengthening and Supporting Families


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 of America’s 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 and 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.