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Miami-Dade County's United Way Campaign

United Way strives to better the community by encouraging children to dream big and reach their potential in and out of school, empowering families and individuals to become financially stable and economically independent and improving people’s health. 

By supporting the United Way, you are furthering the mission of our organization to build the community by helping people care for one another. We are here for our neighbors and each other -- bus drivers, fire fighters, sanitation workers, police, librarians, parks and recreation personnel -- always ready to provide a helping hand.

COVID-19 Resources

The novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is now a major international pandemic affecting all our lives. United Way is proactively monitoring and aggregating information and resources that are available to help Miami-Dade community members during this economic and public health crisis.

What we do

The world has changed. Our need have not. For over 95 years, through hurricanes, economic depressions, and now a pandemic, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an enduring force in changing lives and creating a positive impact in our community. Our community of volunteers and advocates are more committed than ever to working with us to build a stronger Miami. It is through education, financial stability and health that we effect change—transforming vulnerability into empowerment, poverty into opportunity and despair into hope.
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The foundation of it all, a good education leads to a better job with better pay.

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Helping individuals and families pave a path to financial independence.

Financial Stability
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Good health allows children to learn better, adults to increase their income and older adults to remain independent.


Get Involved

By investing in programs that improve the overall education, financial stability and health of Miami-Dade, your generosity creates major changes — right in your own backyard.

Miami-Dade County creates awareness, funds and promotes involvement for employees through donations, events, charity fundraising and more. Have fun, be inspired and connect with others.

We would like to honor employees who show dedication and passion for the United Way cause. Share what United Way means to you, or submit a colleague who demonstrates they live united.

Success Stories

Meet Marcella

Caught off-guard by her husband’s sudden death when she was just five months pregnant, Marcella had to look for work and rebuild her life for her and her daughter. It’s that very drive – and Marcella’s infectious smile – that has put them on the path to greatness, thanks to United Way.

Meet Filiberto

His life for the past decade has been difficult. He has spent his retirement with no time for relaxation, as he went from being a full-time caretaker to his ailing wife to helping his son Rey raise two young grandchildren.

Meet Dearrie

After serving in the military for 12 years, every day as a civilian was difficult for Dearrie – and still is. She struggled juggling her five children, pursuing a nursing degree and making ends meet – until she learned about our United Way.

About Us

We fight for a stronger Miami. We fight for you.

By fighting to build a stronger Miami, we’re keeping our most vulnerable families from being swept into a recurring cycle of poverty. Here are just a few of the programs and services that bring lasting change to our neighbors in need:

United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education: An internationally recognized demonstration school dedicated to elevating the quality of early care and education in Miami and beyond.

United Way Center for Financial Stability: Two one-stop centers that provide working individuals and families with a full range of services and support—from financial coaching to free tax preparation and benefits enrollment to employment assistance and credit counseling.

FamilyWize: A national prescription drug discount program for our community that can save enrollees an average of $23 per prescription.

Mission United: United Way’s newest initiative helps empower veterans and their families by connecting them to essential services and employment opportunities.