Over the years United Way of Central Jersey (UWCJ) has made it our goal to have a pulse on our community human care needs. We would not succeed without the help from our many funded agencies and specific programs they have in place to address the most prominent community concerns.
In the past we may have been thought of as a fundraiser, merely funneling the dollars we raise to social service agencies and that was it. But through research conducted by the national United Way of America organization, UWCJ recognizes that a change in the approach to community building is necessary to improve conditions in the communities we serve. UWCJ is determined to best fulfill its mission of "improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities" by shifting its role from fundraiser to leading community impact organization.
Our goal is to be the "Charity of Choice" for all community members. We will do the homework of where the community needs are greatest, we will implement standards tracking to insure that the programs funded are effective and efficient, and we will rally social service agencies and the corporate community to continue "Working together to Advance the Common Good.