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Child raising hand: Change the odds

Find out about the 2018 UC San Diego United Way Campaign.

UC San Diego's United Way 2018 Campaign theme is "Change the Odds for San Diego's Children."


You can donate in one of 2 ways:

  1. Online
  2. Paper pledge form (PDF). Also available from Human Resources, hr@ucsd.edu.

Campaign features

We work to change the odds for every child, through quality education.

When you help one, you affect all.

Well, we know there is no magic wand, but there is a way to make a difference, to change lives … and there is a way for you to join in this effort.

At United Way, we bring the right people and the right resources together to elevate every child and family toward a brighter future. Our approach is pretty simple: lots of people—schools and parents, businesses and non-profits—all working toward a shared goal: successful kids.

How do we change the odds?

  • First, by getting kids ready to enter kindergarten healthy and prepared to learn. Kindergarten readiness also means empowering parents with literacy tools to be their child’s first teacher.
  • Secondly, by getting kids to school and helping them stay there. Attendance has increased because of our collaboration with the school district, at-risk students, and their families.
  • Third, we’re getting kids reading early and often, after school and during summer, so they don’t miss this critical milestone on their way to scholastic success. Three strategic efforts. Many moving parts. But we can’t do our part if you don’t do yours.

Join us. Invest in change. By donating today, and combining your gift with others, we can continue to invest in areas where we can do the most good. Then we track the results to make sure we’re reaching those goals.

Please give today and help San Diego’s children tomorrow. Join us as we create a vibrant community built on opportunity for everyone!

Note: this page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/unitedway