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Everyday, people in our community are struggling to put food on the table, cope with mental and physical health challenges or to be independent.

One person can't tackle every issue. It takes all of us working together.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is the most effective and efficient way for you to support our region. Your hard earned dollars stay in our community to help with needs as varied as the people who live here. Tell Us, Join Us, Show Us. [Let your voice be heard!]


United Way / Hospitality Cares Night with the Pelicans: 12.9.14!

Join us for a fun night of basketball as the Pelicans take on the Knicks. $5 from each ticket will benefit United Way's Hospitality Cares initiative that helps local hospitality industry workers during times of emergency. [Click HERE for full details. Click HERE to order tickets online - Offer Code: PELICANS]


Asian Pacific American Society partners with United Way

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and The Asian Pacific American Society (APAS) are partnering to better serve our growing Asian American population. The APAS Board of Directors has granted $64,000 to United Way to help the Asian community access needed resources and information through the 2-1-1 system.
Tina Owen, APAS Board Chair says, “This partnership has been a long time coming. The money is the balance of the 2004 Tsunami Relief Fund unused. United Way helped us then and can help us now—this time by positively impacting the Asian community of Greater New Orleans.” [more]


Brass-A-Holics Team Up With United Way to Raise Domestic Abuse Awarenes
The Brass-A-Holics will debut their new black and gold fan anthem at the New Orleans Saints home opener during their pre-game concert in Champion Square from 9am to 11am. The brass band collective is also launching a new charitable partnership with us - 30 cents from every download of the new song will benefit our efforts to stop domestic violence. [more]


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: Be A VITA Volunteer
Help low & moderate income families prepare and file their taxes for free! VITA volunteers assisted more than 11,500 people in preparing and filing their 2013 income tax returns. [register]


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Alexis de Tocqueville Award Celebration

Join us on Wednesday, November 19th as we celebrate Mr. John Hollowell for being selected as the 2014 Alexis de Tocqueville Award Recipient!
This is United Way's highest award for exemplary leadership in community volunteerism and philanthropy. For tickets and information, click here.

Odessa's Blog

Creating a Savings Plan: Why It's Important

Developing a savings plan is also essential if you want to be able to manage an unexpected crisis, plan for large purchases and retirement.
Unfortunately, many people lack any sort of financial cushion and live paycheck to paycheck. If they are faced with an unexpected expense, such as having to make major repairs on their home or car, they can experience both short and long-term financial turmoil. [more]


Tools You Can Use

The Common Good Forecaster:
Explore How Education Affects Us All.

Education benefits all of us. Educational attainment is linked to better jobs, higher income, health, life expectancy, voter turnout, incarceration, self-worth and dignity, and prospects for one's children. United Way and the Measure of America created the Common Good Forecaster TM a tool to forecast how things might change in your community if educational outcomes were better. [more]


A Prescription for Everyday Savings
We’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone ... [more]

Hurricane season is June 1 - November 30.
If a hurricane hit tomorrow, would your family know what do to? If you had to evacuate, what would you take with you? The time to prepare is now. Your family needs to take immediate action when a hurricane hits. Watch our three part series - Before, During and After the Storm and find out what you can do to prepare. [more]


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