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This calculator will help you discover the impact of your personal gift or a company campaign. Any gift – large or small – matters!

THE POWER OF ONE DOLLAR per week

As you consider your United Way contribution this year, consider the impact you could make with just $1 per week on Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net issues. Think about it – that’s just 1 can of soda, or 1 candy bar, or 1 hamburger from the dollar menu each week.

  • $1 a Week
  • $5 a Week
  • $10 a Week
  • $20 a Week
  • $50 a Week

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But, what if I told you that your same $1 per week could:

  • provide 2 nights of emergency shelter for a homeless person (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide a utility deposit for 1 domestic violence victim to move out of a crisis shelter and into an apartment of her own (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 10 hours of drop-in childcare for 3 children who have been abused or neglected (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 1 student to take the GED test (INCOME), or
  • provide 4 students who do not have shoes to start the school year with a new pair of tennis shoes (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide enough food to feed a family of four for 5 days (SAFETY NET), or 
  • provide scholarships for 2 children to attend an after school program for one school year (EDUCATION), or
  • provide counsel and advice to a senior citizen on how to obtain benefits for which they are eligible (INCOME), or
  • provide 6 senior citizens with needed prescription medications (HEALTH), or
  • provide 2 non-English speaking victims with assistance to secure safety from violence (HEALTH), or
  • provide 42 minutes of Language Line services on the domestic violence crisis line (HEALTH), or
  • cover the entire cost of a professional eye exam for 1 student (HEALTH). 

Chances are, you’re going to spend this $1 each week no matter what. The question is: what will be the lasting impact of your choice?

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But, what if I told you that your same $5 per week could:

  • provide 10 nights of emergency shelter for a homeless person (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide a utility deposit for 5 domestic violence victims to move out of a crisis shelter and into an apartment of her own (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 10 hours of drop-in childcare for 15 children who have been abused or neglected (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 5 students to take the GED test (INCOME), or
  • provide 20 students who do not have shoes to start the school year with a new pair of tennis shoes (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide enough food to feed 5 families of four for 5 days (SAFETY NET), or 
  • provide scholarships for 10 children to attend an after school program for one school year (EDUCATION), or
  • provide counsel and advice to 5 senior citizens on how to obtain benefits for which they are eligible (INCOME), or
  • provide 30 senior citizens with needed prescription medications (HEALTH), or
  • provide 10 non-English speaking victims with assistance to secure safety from violence (HEALTH), or
  • provide 3.5 hours of Language Line services on the domestic violence crisis line (HEALTH), or
  • cover the entire cost of a professional eye exam for 5 students (HEALTH). 

Chances are, you’re going to spend the $5 each week no matter what. The question is: what will be the lasting impact of your choice?

Tab 1

But, what if I told you that your same $10 per week could:

  • provide 2 nights of emergency shelter for ten homeless people (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide a utility deposit for 10 domestic violence victims to move out of a crisis shelter and into an apartment of her own (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 10 hours of drop-in childcare for 30 children who have been abused or neglected (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 10 students to take the GED test (INCOME), or
  • provide 40 students who do not have shoes to start the school year with a new pair of tennis shoes (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide enough food to feed a 10 families of four for 5 days (SAFETY NET), or 
  • provide scholarships for 20 children to attend an after school program for one school year (EDUCATION), or
  • provide counsel and advice to 10 senior citizens on how to obtain benefits for which they are eligible (INCOME), or
  • provide 60 senior citizens with needed prescription medications (HEALTH), or
  • provide 20 non-English speaking victims with assistance to secure safety from violence (HEALTH), or
  • provide 7 hours of Language Line services on the domestic violence crisis line (HEALTH), or
  • cover the entire cost of a professional eye exam for 10 students (HEALTH). 

Chances are, you’re going to spend this $10 each week no matter what. The question is: what will be the lasting impact of your choice?

Tab 1

But, what if I told you that your same $20 per week could:

  • provide 40 nights of emergency shelter for a homeless person (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide a utility deposit for 20 domestic violence victims to move out of a crisis shelter and into an apartment of her own (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 100 hours of drop-in childcare for 6 children who have been abused or neglected (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 20 students to take the GED test (INCOME), or
  • provide 80 students who do not have shoes to start the school year with a new pair of tennis shoes (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide enough food to feed 10 families of four for 10 days (SAFETY NET), or 
  • provide scholarships for 40 children to attend an after school program for one school year (EDUCATION), or
  • provide counsel and advice to 20 senior citizens on how to obtain benefits for which they are eligible (INCOME), or
  • provide 120 senior citizens with needed prescription medications (HEALTH), or
  • provide 40 non-English speaking victims with assistance to secure safety from violence (HEALTH), or
  • provide 14 hours of Language Line services on the domestic violence crisis line (HEALTH), or
  • cover the entire cost of a professional eye exam for 20 students (HEALTH). 

Chances are, you’re going to spend this $20 each week no matter what. The question is: what will be the lasting impact of your choice?

Tab 1

But, what if I told you that your same $50 per week could:

  • provide 2 nights of emergency shelter for 50 homeless people (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide a utility deposit for 50 domestic violence victims to move out of a crisis shelter and into an apartment of her own (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 50 hours of drop-in childcare for 30 children who have been abused or neglected (HEALTH), or
  • pay for 50 students to take the GED test (INCOME), or
  • provide 200 students who do not have shoes to start the school year with a new pair of tennis shoes (SAFETY NET), or
  • provide enough food to feed a 50 families of four for 5 days (SAFETY NET), or 
  • provide scholarships for 50 children to attend an after school program for one school year (EDUCATION), or
  • provide counsel and advice to 50 senior citizens on how to obtain benefits for which they are eligible (INCOME), or
  • provide 300 senior citizens with needed prescription medications (HEALTH), or
  • provide 100 non-English speaking victims with assistance to secure safety from violence (HEALTH), or
  • provide 35 hours of Language Line services on the domestic violence crisis line (HEALTH), or
  • cover the entire cost of a professional eye exam for 50 students (HEALTH). 

Chances are, you’re going to spend this $50 each week no matter what. The question is: what will be the lasting impact of your choice?


County health calculator

The County Health Calculator is a tool for advocates and policy makers. Health is about more than healthcare. It is about education, income and the environment in which we live. Use the calculator to see how education and income affect health outcomes. Click below to get started.