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United Way Australia is part of a global network that believes everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We mobilise people, organisations and communities to improve the lives of Australians living in disadvantage, via early interventions that ensure children and young people read, learn and succeed in life.

We invite YOU to be a part of the change. Great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.image-2

5 actions you can take today


Spread the word far and wide about the importance of early literacy for future life outcomes – share a United Way post on facebook, twitter or LinkedIn, talk with friends and family, or write to your local newspaper or MP to call for greater investment in early learning in your area.


Read with your child daily and encourage others to do the same. Consider joining our Kids’ Book Club – just $25 a month supports JB & Oscar Bell (2)our early literacy program for children from disadvantaged communities… and your child will receive a monthly book posted to them at home!


Start a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to improve early literacy in your community, or let a local community organisation/service provider know how easy it is to be a part of this remarkable global program.


Tell us how we could do better. We’re serious about mobilising more businesses, philanthropists, service providers, community organisations, governments, individuals and others to create a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential. Community ChampionsWe welcome your feedback and ideas.


Become a Community Champion in your workplace. We’ll provide you with the tools and inspiration to engage and encourage your colleagues to provide their time, treasure and talent to ensure more Australian children can read, learn and succeed in life. Find out how other Community Champions are making a difference.


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