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CEO's message

Welcome to the new United Way Mumbai website, and thank you for visiting us online! We have changed, and the new website is an indication of the transformation in the organization. From being a mere fund raising entity, United Way Mumbai is now a true Community Impact organization, reaching out to address critical problems in the communities around us. We work at tackling not just the symptoms, but also the causes in issues related to Education and Health, Women's Empowerment, Community Development and Civic Issues. The objective is to ensure actual measurable and tangible results - yardsticks to gauge our capabilities.

We are also active in the area of Disaster Preparedness, and have introduced various unique programs, aimed at empowering the citizens of Mumbai in times of a disaster. The 'Mumbai Disaster Response Fund' for the long term rehabilitation of victims of 26/11, raised considerable funds, a testimony of the trust corporates and individuals have in us. United Way Mumbai also mobilizes funds for disaster relief in all parts of the country; some of our rewarding efforts have been in providing housing to Tsunami victims in 2004 and relief to the affected in the Bihar floods of 2008.

UWM is headed by a Board of committed professionals, all Industry leaders, who believe in hands-on involvement in the organization's projects. We work as a corporate, yet maintaining the ethos of a non profit organization. It is this unique style of administration that has enabled us to become the 'Official Charity Partner' for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon. We are also the third Party Auditors for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for their 'Clean Up Mumbai program. But it is our work with NGOs in varied development projects across the country that has brought us recognition.

As a part of the global United Way Worldwide movement, the power and success of all the United Ways around the globe lies in our belief that it takes only a small group of committed citizens to make a huge difference. Come and be a part of this wonderful movement.

Your contributions by way of ideas, suggestions, volunteering and in kind are welcome.

Warm regards,

Jayanti Shukla
Executive Director