The United Way of Norman
The United Way of Norman had long been a source of support for the needs of the community and Oklahoma at large. Agencies funded by the United Way met the basic needs of individuals and families during times of distress. They provided food, comfort, warmth and clothing to the underprivileged as well as those affected by disasters. Through the Senior Volunteer Program, Norman gave its seniors (55 and up) a chance to continue helping the community with their skills and talents, sending the message that you did not have to stop making an impact on society until you were ready to do so, regardless of age. On the other end of the spectrum, many of the programs that the United Way of Norman sponsors were geared towards children, teaching them valuable life skills through the Boys and Girls Scouts Clubs as well as mentoring them to be valuable citizens through Big Brother and Big Sister programs.
At the UnitedWayNorman.com website, one could learn about all of the ways that the United Way was helping Norman and the state at large, and find ways to become personally involved. Giving back to the community is whenever and wherever possible enables one to have more pride in where they live and make a lasting difference in the lives of those, who need it the most. Through programs such as the United Way-sponsored ABLE-Council for Developmental Disabilities, one could give back by providing residential and employment services to those with developmental disabilities, such as mental retardation. Through health and wellness programs, such as Health for Friends, the organization provided quality health and pharmaceutical services for anything from toothaches to prenatal care. There are so many ways to strengthen the heart of Norman, Oklahoma, and at UnitedWayNorman.com, one could find the area that was best suited to their individual talents and abilities.