United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Way organizations in 45 countries and territories. By uniting people and resources to build stronger communities, the organization does extraordinary work to make a difference in people’s lives around the world.
The United Way focuses on three building blocks to identify urgent community needs and ensure that all donations are wisely invested to meet the highest identified necessities:
- Financial Stability
- Health and Safety
TDW is proud to support United Way efforts in the communities where we work and live. All TDW employee contributions – whether monetary gifts or donations of time and skills – have a direct and profound impact on improving the lives of our neighbors. The Global Community Relations Department is continually working with United Way Worldwide to find outlets where more of our global locations can participate in United Way campaigns.
In 2014, 27.4 percent of our United States charitable giving and 22 percent of our global charitable giving was invested in local United Way agencies.
At TDW, we provide our employees the opportunity to give back in several ways, including:
- Campaign donating/matching: Every year, TDW holds a United Way Campaign in the United States and Canada to benefit local United Way branches. For every direct donation a TDW employee gives during the United Way Campaign, TDW will match dollar-for-dollar to the employee’s local United Way for the following year.
- Payroll deduction: TDW employees who have US$500 or more per year deducted from their paychecks join the ranks of the TDW Key Club. This special group of employees believes in sustaining the important work that the United Way does in all of our communities. We host a Key Club and Committee appreciation luncheon to celebrate campaign success, and new Key Club members receive a pin that acknowledges their commitment to sustained giving to support our local United Ways.