United Way of Southwestern


Supporting local non profits who serve those in need in Coos and Curry Counties

United Way of Southwestern Oregon was founded in 1961 to provide an organized way to address the unique needs of people living on the south coast.  We are committed to ensuring every child has a quality education, every family has a stable income, and all resident on the Southern Coast of Oregon enjoy good health. Through our partner agencies, we work to move our community from poverty to possibility!

Ways you can help!

Payroll Deduction and Corporate Match-Start an Employee Giving Program in your workplace. Arrange for a United Way representative to give a short presentation about how your contributions impact our community. Each employee can complete an Employee Giving Pledge Form and authorize a payroll deduction on a pay period basis and have it submitted monthly to United Way of Southwestern Oregon. Contact Marcia Hart at 541-267-5202 to arrange a visit.

Through our Website: You can set up a one-time or recurring payment using PayPal, VISA or MasterCard accounts.  https://unitedwayswo.org/give/

Online Payment/Personal Check-Set up a recurring payment through your bank’s bill payment system or a send check to: United Way of Southwestern Oregon, PO Box 1288, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Federal and State Employees: Look for United Way of Southwestern Oregon on your approved charity list or ask your charity coordinator to have a representative from United Way come speak at your place of business. For Federal Employees: Our 5 digit code is 52414.

Did you know?

The impact of your donation:

Every $10 monthly donation ($120 a year) will provide support for a child in the F.I.R.S.T (Friends Inspiring Reading Success Together) program for an entire year.

FIRST Program

$10 a week (just $520 a year) provides 160 meals to the homeless, seniors and disabled.

$10 a day / $3,650 per year covers the cost of providing United Way supported health services to a partner agency for  two months,                        OR

Provides a new coat or pair of shoes for 146 needy children in grades K-4 through the United Way Coats & Shoes Program.

‘”If we all do a little we can accomplish great things together”


United Way Day of Caring

United Way of Southwestern OregonUnited Way of Southwestern Oregon’s focus on serving the people of the south coast is key to the success we enjoy. After all, who knows local problems and how to use local resources to solve them better than the people who live here? This philosophy is a gift passed on from our founders to this day as we work to “Give Where We Live”, now and into the future.

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Senior Meals


United Way of Southwestern Oregon serves more than 7100 senior meals every year. We need your help to do this. It is one of several great volunteer opportunities!

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