As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education. Currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.
Many people in Kewanee live at or below poverty; a lot do not make a livable wage.
For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way of Kewanee is here to help.
To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, United Way Worldwide launched the Financial Stability Partnership™, an initiative that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals.
United Way of Kewanee has activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in our communities. Keeping money in the local economy through these programs is good for families, small business, and the community as a whole.
Volunteers make United Way’s tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background.