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Mile High United Way is proud to be the first United Way in the country. Founded by a group of visionaries: a woman and five clergymen who believed there must be a better way to meet the needs of local people, the United Way was born in Denver on October 16, 1887.
The Charity Organization Society, as it was known in the beginning, was the first association set up to meet community needs by funding many charities while significantly reducing the number of appeals.
Since then, whether it has been known as the “community Chest,” “Red Feather Drive,” “United Fund,” and since 1964, “United Way,” groups of committed individuals have come together for more than a century to LIVE UNITED and advance the common good by providing the building blocks for a good quality of life for all.
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Mile High United Way is a catalyst for social change. ONE Person, ONE Family, ONE Company, ONE Community. We all LIVE UNITED to create a stronger and more vital community through innovative and effective programs and services in the focus areas of School Readiness, Youth Success and Adult Self-Sufficiency.
Mile High United Way partners with hundreds of local nonprofits, government agencies, policy-makers and businesses to deliver the building blocks for a good quality of life for all.
Join us and see what you can do. LIVE UNITED. Give. Advocate. Volunteer.