Objection: I already Give to a Charity.
Response: Thank you for giving! Together, we can accomplish more than anyone can alone or through a single charity. United Way is looking at the big picture - assessing community conditions, investing in focused goals, and measuring results to create long-term changes. By giving through United Way, you are choosing to support the greatest needs in Lebanon County through program investments.
Objection: I Want to Support My Community, But I Don’t Understand What United Way Does with My Money.
Response: United Way of Lebanon County is committed to building a better future for our community. Your contribution supports individuals and families right here in our county through programs focused on health, education and financial stability, in addition to basic needs and safety net services.
Objection: Times Are Tight. I Don’t Have Money to Spare.
Response: Every gift to United Way, no matter its size, provides vital services to people in our community who need our help. When you give, you join hundreds of generous donors in Lebanon County who are giving what they can to improve our community. You may find that giving a small amount each pay period through payroll deduction allows you to make a pledge that fits your budget.
Objection: I Feel Pressured into Giving.
Response: Giving is a personal matter and decision. Neither United Way nor its volunteers believe people should be forced to give. Pressure defeats the very idea of voluntary giving. United Way counts on people to give because they understand the critical needs of our community and because they want to improve people’s lives. Everyone should have an opportunity to give and to enjoy the emotional reward that comes from knowing you are part of building a stronger, healthier community. Only you can determine whether you want to give at this time.
Objection: I Don’t Use United Way Services, so I Don’t Benefit from Giving.
Response: It takes everyone working together to create a strong, vibrant community. We all win when children succeed in school, families are financially stable, and our neighbors are healthy. Job loss, loss of a loved one, illness, accidents, disabilities, family problems, natural disasters, and the problems of growing up and growing old know no boundaries. Your gift helps ensure that United way services are available when they’re needed. In fact, you or a family member may have already used a United Way-funded program without realizing it such as libraries, after school programs, and emergency shelters. People from all backgrounds benefit from services provided by United Way partner agencies including nutrition and education programs, mentoring and job training, and much more.