If you had all the power in the world, what would you do?

Let’s be honest.  None of us, as individuals, will ever have ALL the power in the world.  But what if we told you that we have found a way to harness that power to change our community for the better?  All it takes is all of us working together as 1.  1 people, 1 community.  

That’s what the Power of 1 United is all about.  We are a movement of people joining together to do one thing that can truly change the world.  At CAUW, starting this blog is one thing we are doing to help you find reasons to make 1 decision that can change everything.

What you’ll find here are stories from our volunteers, information on how donor dollars are spent, messages from corporate partners and highlights of what our community members are doing to make things better.

At its core, Capital Area United Way is about putting people in a position to recognize and achieve their full potential.  Here are a few other things you should know about us:

  • This year we’re taking a new approach, one that will allow us to achieve more and have a greater impact on our community’s most pressing needs. We call this approach the impact model, and we will focus on five areas:  Education, Income Stability, Health, Basic Needs and Community Level Strategies.

  • We are community driven.  Our focus areas were identified by you--our community--as those that are in the most need.  More than 2,000 hours of volunteer time were given to review the programs that applied for funding, and boy was it a strenuous process.  The needs of our community require more resources than we can currently give.  

  • We serve 10-parishes in the capital region.  


  • We need you. Each day, the average adult makes more than 35,000 decisions. Today, we’re asking you to make just one.  Join Capital Area United Way and do the one thing that can accomplish so much for so many.

We are so glad you stopped by.  See, you’ve already made one decision to find out how you can help make things better.  What will you do next?