We’re all connected to United Way of Northwest Louisiana or our community for a variety of reasons. You might be a mentor to a young child, a nonprofit board member inspiring change in your community, or a volunteer building snack packs for a summer meal program. However you give back, we want to hear the “why” behind it.

Share Your Why and help others to take a path toward making our community thrive. Take a video or write us and share your photo.

  • If you prefer to share a written version of your "Why", type or copy and paste below. If you would like to submit a video, provide a link or email the full story to socialmedia [at] unitedwaynwla.org. The video should be no more than 2 minutes.
  • Max. file size: 20 MB.
    Please submit a high quality photo image of yourself. We ask that the photo showcases your personality. The photo does not have to be a professional head-shot but may be used if desired.
  • Please know that all Share Your Why submissions may be used in certain marketing and advertising material produced by United Way of Northwest Louisiana. All submitted stories may be used for the following: social media, email marketing, print advertising and digital marketing. Please acknowledge that you have agree to allow United Way of Northwest Louisiana to use your story for these purposes. By clicking "I Agree", you permit United Way of Northwest Louisiana to publish your story in any of these formats.