550 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, ME 04101 info@uwsme.org 207-874-1000



Below are the tools you will need to run a successful campaign. If you cannot find something you need, be sure to reach out to your United Way representative or your Loaned Executive. They are happy to help in any way they can.

Hop aboard our virtual bus tour and visit five of the 60+ local organizations supported by your donation to United Way of Southern Maine. Watch the whole tour at uwsme.org/bustour.
Virtual Bus Tour (Web)

Find creative engagement ideas for your next fundraising event.
Engagement Idea Guide (PDF)

Take A Closer Look at struggle and opportunity in this virtual engagement exhibit from United Way, VIA, and Baby Lion. closerlooksm.com.
A Closer Look (Web)

Support mental health efforts in Southern Maine with few ways you can take action to support and advance the important work of Thrive2027.
Ways to Engage Year-Round: Mental Health (PDF)

Community Report Animation

See your investments at work! The Community Report highlights the results of United Way's FY22 investments.
Read the 2021-2022 Community Report (Webpage)

Thrive2027 Dashboard Scrolling Animation

UWSM mobilizes our community around Thrive2027, a set of three goals to give kids a strong start; empower neighbors to thrive – not just survive; and help us all live longer, better. Your support of UWSM is an investment in ensuring the success of Thrive2027. Check out our progress.
Explore the Thrive2027 Data Dashboard (Webpage)

With your on-going support, we can deliver on FY23 community investment commitments to local programs and initiatives that best align with our community’s vision, Thrive2027, and have the highest performance outcomes to propel us to these shared goals.
Read the 2022-2023 Investment Portfolio (PDF)

Impact Stories

Speakers Bureau

Hopeful StoreLove Charlie Hewitt’s artwork and United Way’s hopeful message? You can buy Hopeful t-shirts, flags, and more in the Hopeful Store. Proceeds benefit United Way’s ongoing work to improve the communities we serve. Visit the Hopeful Store at unitedwaysofmaine.org/hopeful-store.
Shop Hopeful

Maine artist Charlie Hewitt created the Hopeful sign during challenging times to serve as a inspiration to himself and others.

#ShareYourHopeful Campaign

If you could help change one thing in Southern Maine, what would it be? Would you increase access to child care? Reduce homelessness? Whatever you choose, that's your Hopeful. #ShareYourHopeful on social media and turn it into action with United Way at uwsme.org/hopeful

Southern Maine Branded

Appropriate for Any Campaign in Maine

Download Campaign Forms

You and your workplace CAN make a difference for neighbors at United Way of Southern Maine’s FOOD DRIVE AND CAN SCULPTURE CONTEST on Friday, September 16!

With fun and accessible ways to participate, anyone can join the fun safely and easily while addressing hunger across the region. Donations will be distributed across Southern Maine through Wayside Food Programs and Youth Full Maine.

General donations to United Way of Southern Maine are directed to the Community Impact Fund, which invests your donations where it will be most impactful. You also have the option to direct your donation to one of the below targeted impact funds.

  • Community Impact Fund: Direct your dollars where it will make the most impact today.
  • Children’s Education Fund: Supports programs and collaboratives, like Biddeford Ready! and Bright Beginnings, that give children a strong foundation, setting them on a course to reach their potential.
  • Economic Stability Fund: Supports programs and collaboratives, like CA$H and Greater Portland Workforce Initiative, that help people build wealth through education, job training, stable housing, and financial education.
  • Healthy Community Fund: Supports proven strategies focused on mental health services, suicide prevention, and recovery from substance use.
  • York County Expansion Fund: Direct your dollars to expand Women United’s work in York County.

Workplace Campaign Relationship Managers

Marjorie Hankla

Mahir Hasanov

Elliott Greene

Mike Young