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Giving to United Way of Lake County is Quick and Simple!

We help people. Will you join us?

In addition to offering several quick and simple ways to donate, we accept cash, checks, credit card, and stocks. We even offer a cyclical billing option that allows you to make an automatic gift payment throughout the year. 

5 Simple Ways to Donate:

1. Donate online by clicking here!

2. Mail checks and cash to (make checks payable to United Way of Lake County):

        United Way of Lake County  

        9285 Progress Parkway  

        Mentor, OH 44060 

3. Call 440.639.1291 to donate by phone.

4. Run a United Way of Lake County workplace fundraising campaign or give through your company's existing United Way of Lake County fundraising campaign. For more information, contact Jean Sency, V.P. of Resource Development at 440.639.1286 or via email at

5. Planned Giving - Leaving a Legacy. Click here for details.


Important Notice to Lake County Residents who Work Outside of Lake County

If you live in Lake County, but work in another county where you make a workplace donation through your employer's fundraising campaign, it's very important to be aware of the following:

A)  The ONLY way to ensure yur gift benefits your home community of Lake County, is to designate your gift to United Way of LAKE COUNTY.

B)  Write or type United Way LAKE COUNTY on your pledge form so that your home United Way branch receives your support.

C)  If you do not see a place to specify this designation on either your paper or electronic pledge form, ask your workplace administrator. Do not be shy.

D) If you are unsure, you can always, donate direct via steps #1- #3 above.


Click here for 6 Reasons to Support United Way of Lake County.

When you connect to United Way of Lake County:

  • You are connecting to a face behind every program we serve.
  • You aren't connecting to a charity, you are connecting to an organization that creates permanent solutions.
  • We do not take a "Band-aid" approach, nor are we singularly focused.
  • We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Lake County. 
  • We focus on the common good and problems that impact us all.
  • Our goal is to successfully change lives for the better and create building blocks for a postive life so that we can all LIVE UNITED.

So, how do you - the donor - connect directly to the results?

  • When you donate to United Way of Lake County you can be assured your money is going to the most critical issues in Lake County.
  • It is not United Way staff members who decide where your money goes, but rather a team of more than 50 community volunteers.
  • All funding requests are reviewed and determined funded programs are effective and efficient.
  • United Way demands results from programs or they will not be funded.
  • Your donation makes an immediate impact on our community and focuses on not just one need, but several needs.


Please join United Way of Lake County's giving campaign today.

To learn more about the programs we fund, click here now!

For additional information about our campaign, or to view our campaign materials, click here!