About Us


What is United Way?

United Way of Lee County is a local nonprofit serving Lee and Harnett Counties in central North Carolina. Through our membership in United Way Worldwide, we are part of a network of 1,800 local United Ways, each serving its own community. Donations to our United Way stay right here in our community and support our work in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. We envision a healthy community where everyone has access to educational opportunities that can help them prepare for jobs paying self-sufficient wages.

Our Mission

The mission of the United Way of Lee County is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. To support this mission, we conduct an annual United Way campaign in Lee and Harnett Counties. This is done in cooperation with local businesses and corporate partners. Employees have the opportunity to contribute to United Way's work through voluntary payroll deductions. Contributions are tax-deductible and are used to benefit residents of Lee and Harnett Counties, North Carolina--what you give here stays here! 

We provide opportunities for the whole community to partner with us in our work. We know that solutions to the human and societal challenges we face require the best efforts of all of us. Together, we accomplish so much more than any of us can alone.