44% of People in NWLA
are Struggling to Make
Ends Meet

What Will You
Live United
Against?

49% of Kindergarteners
in NWLA are underprepared

45% More Books were distributed
to children in 2016 through
Imagination Library

3,759 Hours
were volunteered in 2016
through United Way

$172,629 was saved
by NWLA residents
in 2016 through FamilyWize

THE LATEST


North Louisiana’s First Born Learning Trail

Representatives from United Way of Northwest Louisiana, Shreve Land Constructors, LLC, the City of Shreveport and City Council, will install the first Born Learning Trail in North Louisiana. Learning happens everywhere a child goes, but parents, grandparents and...

Honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

With the changing season comes another important time of the year: Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or DVAM, is observed every year throughout the month of October. DVAM is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of these...

UNITED WAY and AKA DISTRIBUTE 500 BACKPACKS TO NATCHITOCHES Schools

United Way of Northwest Louisiana, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, will distribute 500 new backpacks to the Natchitoches Parish School Board, Tuesday, Oct. 2. This presentation will take place at the Natchitoches Parish School Board meeting, 310 Royal...

PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF

United Way of Northwest Louisiana, in partnership with the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, will coordinate disaster relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria. This statewide effort to assist Puerto Rico will last two...

Snack Packs All Around for Ouachita Independent Bank

We love to see our corporate partners involved in community service projects. If your employees can't leave the office to volunteer, United Way can bring the project to you! Here's Ouachita Independent Bank making Snack Pack Kits and Baby Boxes that were delivered to...

UNITED WAY HOSTS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN MINDEN

United Way of Northwest Louisiana will host its fourth annual National Night Out Block party. The party will be held at the United Way satellite office in Minden known as the Webster-Bienville-Claiborne Center (WBC) on Tuesday Oct. 10 from 5 – 7pm. In 2016, the WBC...

Compare RX Costs and Save

COMPARE. The brand new FamilyWize app lets you compare the prices of your meds at nearby pharmacies. It's free, easy to use, and available on apple and android devices. FamilyWize is a discount prescription drug program available to any family in the community.  Most...

UW is Helping Seniors in NWLA

United Way of Northwest Louisiana comes through for Caddo Seniors in a BIG WAY. United Way presented a check for $5000 toward the MealMover Van Campaign!   Your donations help us support the Sabine Council on Aging to build a stronger Northwest Louisiana. A check was...

Thousands Reap Benefits of Financial Coaching Services

At one point or another, financial issues have kept most of us awake at night. In fact, a new Bankrate survey finds that only 52 percent of us have more emergency savings that credit card debt. Delma, a grandmother from Miami, wasn’t prepared when she lost her job...

2017 Kickoff Luncheon Sept. 21

United Way of Northwest Louisiana will host the annual Campaign Kickoff celebration, Thursday, Sept. 21 to mark the official start of the 2017-2018 fundraising season. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. inside the ballroom of Sam’s Town Casino. The featured...

Board Spotlight: Jack Andres

Q: How did you come to be involved with the United Way? I’ve been involved with United Way since I started to work with SWEPCO in 1979. Either agency tours to speak at company meetings, or loaned executive, or sometimes just participating in the internal campaign. I...

Board Spotlight: Merritt Chastain

    Q: How did you come to be involved with the United Way?   I first worked with United Way as a volunteer in the Legal Division of the annual fund drive more than 40 years. I enjoyed that experience and realized how important United Way is to the...

Board Spotlight: Merrill Wautlet

Cross Keys Bank Chair-Elect Q: How did you come to be involved with the United Way? I have been involved as a United Way supporter my entire professional life. I contributed to the UW when I first entered the work force and was involved in numerous workplace...

Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Jerome Cox

Title: Chairman Q: How did you come to be involved with the United Way? When I was a little boy, my mom gave to United Way. Also, our family received help from the United Way of Northwest Louisiana and I know the need in our community is great. Q: If you could tell...

Board Spotlight: Kevin May

Q: How did you come to be involved with the United Way? I went through the LANO board member training and met the Executive Director during the “speed dating” portion of the training.  I knew the United Way did great work in our area, and I was looking to learn more...

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...

Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (D.A.R.T.)

D.A.R.T. exists to protect, empower, and advocate for all victims, survivors, and their children affected by domestic and dating violence while offering and implementing education programs. The Bienville Parish DART Office opened in 2001 and served 52 people last...

Dress for Success Shreveport Bossier

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic...

Get Involved


From workplace Campaign and donation drives to volunteering and sponsorships, connect with others and fight for those in our community who do not have a voice.

Volunteer


United Way of Northwest Louisiana can help you and your group with volunteer projects that benefit everyone involved, while making a difference to many in need in our local communities.


Events


We host fun, inspiring events throughout the year that provide opportunities to network, engage in our community and learn about United Way’s work.


Closers’ Club


The United Way of Northwest Louisiana’s Closers’ Club is a membership of local residential and commercial REALTORS® committed to advancing the common good of our communities. This program was created to engage realtors to support United Way of Northwest Louisiana in a manner that is specialized to their needs.