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Are You Ready to Make a Difference in Our Community?

Whether by making a donation, giving your time, or simply spreading the word, you can help change lives in the Inland Empire.
Children and families in our community need your help! Join the fight against poverty by giving, advocating or volunteering today!



There is nothing more powerful or rewarding than giving your time! There are opportunities that fit any schedule and anyone willing to help!

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Bag Childhood Hunger

Would you give up your lunch for a hungry child? Bag Childhood Hunger is an opportunity to do just that!

The concept is simple: skip or pack a lunch, then donate the money you would have spent eating out to help fight childhood hunger and food insecurity through Inland Empire United Way’s Kids Pack program, which feeds 1,700 local children each weekend. This is a great way for your school, business, church, sports or community group to help us feed more kids this year!

Bag Hunger Now

Host a School Supply Drive or ieReads Book Drive

It’s easy and impactful. Help local children from low-income neighborhoods by collecting new school supplies or books (list made available) to help ensure these students are successful in school. Everyone can participate and know they are making a difference. Don’t want to shop and collect items? Virtual drives are also available.

Host a Drive


AmeriCorps, often called the “domestic Peace Corps,” is a National Service opportunity and part of a country-wide movement of over 1 million AmeriCorps members leading change in their local communities. Coming from a range of backgrounds, AmeriCorps members with IEUW commit to serve full-time for at least 1,700 hours and 11-months, receive a living stipend and extensive professional development, and build local capacity and volunteer infrastructure at nonprofits and public schools in the Inland Empire.

Join AmeriCorps
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We have joined forces with United Way of the Inland Valleys to form Inland SoCal United Way!

We have joined forces with United Way of the Inland Valleys to form Inland SoCal United Way!