52% of People in NWLA are Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Free tax prep programs served more than 6,200 people in 2018

49% of Kindergarteners
in NWLA are underprepared

Imagination Library is
now available in four
new NWLA parishes

More than 6,000 hours were volunteered in 2018 through United Way

NWLA residents are saving an average of $48 on prescription medications through FamilyWize

UPCOMING EVENTS


Mission


United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability, and essential needs of every person in our community.

THE LATEST


Local Legislators and Business Leaders Join the United Way of Northwest Louisiana to Recognize Louisiana Early Education Week

(Shreveport, LA) – Legislators and business leaders from across the region joined United Way of Northwest Louisiana at an event at Providence House Child Development Center (PHCDC) in recognition of the third annual “Louisiana Early Ed Week,” sponsored by Entergy...

Free Tax Filing Sites Open This Week

Shreveport, LA – An average 52 percent of households across northwest Louisiana are struggling to make ends meet. In response, United Way or Northwest Louisiana in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service promotes the annual free tax preparation options available...

UWNWLA Meets 2019 Membership Requirements

(Shreveport, LA) –United Way of Northwest Louisiana has successfully completed all of the 2019 United Way Worldwide membership requirements by their respective due dates. United Way Worldwide maintains strict membership requirements, holding all local United Ways to...

Hundreds of Red River Parish Families Offered Free School Supplies

(Coushatta, LA) – Hundreds of students and their families could be seen at the third annual Red River Public Schools Back to School Bash hosted by United Way of Northwest Louisiana. This event is the only in the parish to distribute free school supplies. According to...

New Fundraising Season to Begin for NWLA Programs & Services

(Shreveport, LA) – United Way or Northwest Louisiana will host their Annual Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday, August 28 at 8 a.m. This event serves as a rally to begin community fundraising for local programs and services across Northwest Louisiana. Guests of the event...

Local Legislators and Business Leaders Join the United Way of Northwest Louisiana to Recognize Louisiana Early Education Week

(Shreveport, LA) – Legislators and business leaders from across the region joined United Way of Northwest Louisiana at an event at Providence House Child Development Center (PHCDC) in recognition of the third annual “Louisiana Early Ed Week,” sponsored by Entergy...

Dr. Bruce Willson responds to Shreveport Times Op-Ed

  Dr. Phillip Rozeman recently wrote a compelling piece, Bipartisanship Exists in Louisiana, with which I fully agree. I want to reiterate why investing in quality early care and education for young children is so important for our state. As a non-profit...

Bipartisanship Exists in Louisiana

  The 2019 election season proves the adage that well-meaning people can have widely different perspectives on the same issue. Healthcare, education, tax and tort reform are viewed by policymakers in far different ways. Among all the differences of opinion, there...

Louisiana Early Education Week

February 7th marks the beginning of Early Ed Week in Louisiana, a time to highlight the importance of improving access to affordable, high-quality early care and education for all Louisiana families. On Tuesday, February 11, United Way of Northwest Louisiana will join...

Pacesetter Companies Give Strong Start to 2019 Campaign Season

The Campaign Kickoff to the 2019-2020 fundraising season is off to a strong start thanks to 29 local companies that helped set the pace. During the pre-campaign season, also referred to as the Pacesetter season, $502,533 was raised. The largest contributor to this...

Spotlight: The Times

Each year there’s a company that strives to go above and beyond to fight for the causes that United Way stands for. This year, one of those companies was The Shreveport Times. The Shreveport Times has been a supporter of United Way for decades, but it wasn’t until...

Company Spotlight: VOA

Many people ask, “Why do non-profits give to United Way?” The answer is in our name. The non-profits who give to United Way know that when our communities are united we can build a brighter future. Volunteers of America is one of those shining non-profits that not...

Spotlight: Comcast

Comcast has supported United Way of Northwest Louisiana for decades now. When it comes to running their workplace campaign, Comcast chooses it to be a fun environment year after year. Each campaign season, a coordinating team develops a theme, plans events and engages...

Spotlight: AEP SWEPCO

AEP SWEPCO has been a longtime supporter of United Way. AEP SWEPCO has brought the United Way spirit into five parishes and 10 of their locations across northwest Louisiana. With more than 900 employees to engage, they have managed to ensure that everyone has the...

SPOTLIGHT: HMV Continues Legacy

Heard, McElroy & Vestal has always been a strong supporter of United Way of Northwest Louisiana and answers the call to help people in our community.  Berton Heard, founding partner of HMV, began the tradition of supporting the United Way many years ago and he...