United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across 40 countries and territories worldwide. As the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world, United Way creates solutions that build stronger communities by focusing their efforts on education, income, health and housing. These challenges are all interconnected, forming vital components of a healthy and secure life – if any of them is removed or adversely impacted, the others are negatively affected as well.
The Automobile Club of Southern California supports United Way for many reasons, but most importantly, because our organizations share similar values. We both assist our local communities, help people and have trusted reputations.
Meet A United Way Ambassador
Fred Family, United Way Ambassador, wrote: “We started the Ambassador program six years ago, and I’ve been an Ambassador with the campaign for all those six years, helping with our activities and events here at the AO and offsite. I support United Way because they have a goal: to fight for the education, health, housing and financial stability of every person in Orange County. It is my goal as well, as a United Way supporter.”
What is the role of United Way Ambassadors?
Employees serve as United Way Ambassadors in our California, Texas, Alabama, New Mexico and Hawaii markets. The role of an Ambassador is to be a knowledgeable resource for their teammates to learn how United Way’s programs serve the needs in our local communities. While the spring campaign this year ran from March 20 to April 7, our donations — and our Ambassadors — are working year-round.
Ambassadors may also take part in offsite volunteer activities. For example, March 2 was National Read Across America Day (observed on the birthday of famed children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known as Dr. Seuss).
Focusing on education is an essential part of United Way’s efforts to help children and adults succeed.