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United Way of White County

Our Mission

To increase the organized capacity of people in White County to care for one another.

Our History

United Way of White County was formed in 1979 by a group of far-sighted business men. These men saw the need for one large fund raising effort that benefited many different organizations rather than numerous fundraisers that benefited just one cause. The first campaign goal was set at $75,000 under the direction of Mr. Richard Hatfield, the first president and Mr. Jim Baugh Jones, the first campaign chairman. Together with their committee, they raised $125,000.

Currently there are 16 not for profit agencies in White County that are funded in part by United Way of White County. These 16 agencies provide services to thousands of men, women, and children in need in White County. Help to those in need starts when contributions are made to United Way of White County. The contributions raised are allocated to the 16 agencies. Most of these agencies have experienced decreased government funding and the requests for services they provide are increasing. Because of this, United Way support is even more critical to their programs. Some of these agencies must receive a percentage of local funding to qualify for government funding.

To qualify for agency status, an agency must have its 501 (c) 3 tax status, have a local functioning board of directors, and must have been in existence for at least two years, along with other qualifications. To be considered for agency status, please contact the United Way office for detailed information on how to apply.

All contributions stay in the county with the exception of one percent which goes to pay dues to United Way Worldwide. Payment of the dues allows our organization to use the logo. United Way of White County receives benefits from the NFL spots, public service announcements, and other national advertising efforts.We also have access to successful models and marketing techniques. United Way of America provides market research and comparative analysis. It provides a network for the distributing of best practices and innovations. Daily e-mails are received from United Way World Wide.

Our Location:
106 Spring St.
Searcy, AR 72143
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 
8:30am to 5:30pm



Live United

Please help support the 16 non-profit agencies listed on the 2017 Brochure by making a contribution and/or pledge to United Way of White County so we can all LIVE UNITED!




Contact Us

We are here to serve!  Should you have any questions or concerns about the 16 Area Agencies that we support, please feel free to reach out to us.



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