United Way Chennai

No: 94, Thejus, 3rd floor Park View towers, GN Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600 017

  • Founded Year: 2010
  • Cause Category: Health
  • Email: info@unitedwaychennai.org
  • Phone: +91 77080 64030
  • Website: www.unitedwaychennai.org

About NGO:

United Way of Chennai (UWC), a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of Tamil Nadu 1975, in Chennai, is a secular, non-partisan, non-political, non-profit, non-government, organization dedicated to improving lives in Tamil Nadu by identifying and addressing the long term needs of communities by promoting and encouraging voluntary charitable service and volunteerism. UWC is a part of the worldwide United Ways (UWW) which features in the list of top 15 charities in the world. UWC aims to help develop, support and strengthen community service projects and improve lives by acting as an intermediary between the corporate and the development sector, promoting corporate social responsibility and working as a catalyst to increase the flow of resources from all parts of society for community and social development projects.

United Way Chennai is one of 7 United Way chapters in India. It was established in the year 2010 and aims to develop, support and strengthen community service projects and improve lives by acting as an intermediary between the corporate and the development sector, promoting corporate social responsibility and working as a catalyst to increase the flow of resources from all parts of society for community and social development projects.

The primary areas of focus for UWC has been in the Education, Healthcare, Income and Livelihood sectors and we have grown from strength to strength in the past few years in terms of the no. of projects executed, the impact on the ground and the network that we have built to help us achieve our targets. You can have a look at our Flagship programs here. A snapshot of our work in the last year is given below:

 

Fund Usage:

One of the causes that United Way Chennai is focusing on this year is – Improved Sanitation infrastructure in Government schools. The target amount is Rs.80 lakhs. Read more about the cause here

There is also a general bucket which people can contribute to in case they are not clear on which cause to donate for. The donations accrued under this bucket will be used by United Way Chennai to fund various projects in the Education, Healthcare, Income and Livelihood sectors.

Impact:

Over 3000 children will benefit from the Sanitation infrastructure project.

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