Every day, people in our communities in The Netherlands struggle with financial issues that often seem impossible to solve.  

Families who can’t afford to put food on the table. Unemployed youngsters who lack the skills needed to get a good job that offers a living wage. These are tough problems that threaten the future of individuals and communities.  

During the pandemic, it just got worse. More than 225 million jobs have been lost globally, with loss of employment especially hitting women, people of colour and low-wage  workers. The pandemic has exacerbated systemic racial and ethnic inequities that disproportionately impact people of colour.

That’s why United Way is working worldwide to improve financial stability for everyone, in every community we serve. Across a global network of nearly 1,200 United Ways, we’re offering financial  coaching for families. We’re connecting vulnerable people to housing, mental health services  and other community support systems. And we’re working with people and educators to offer  training for in-demand jobs. 

United Way does more than raise money.  We surround a community’s most critical problems—and we fight. With our partners, including 45,000+ companies across the globe, we’re offering hope and help where  it’s needed most.

We are building stronger communities, but there’s still so much more to do. Around the world  and in our own backyard, we’re fighting for jobs and an economy that will fuel a better  tomorrow.

Find out how to get involved by sending an email to julie.barikmo@unitedway.nl.

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