Women United - Toolkit

Women United aims to prepare our children for the first day of school and beyond through our Bib to Backpack work. We need your voice, philanthropy, advocacy, volunteerism and your passion to ensure that every child in this region has a chance to succeed. Use the assets in this toolkit to get you started.

ADVOCATE: Spread the word
  • Host a happy hour with friends and colleagues and invite us to speak at a book club, gardening club or Bunco group
  • Share the Women United link with your friends and family via social media and encourage them to join
  • Invite your friends and colleagues to an Impact Tour and challenge yourself to fill an entire tour (10 guests)
PROMOTE: Bib to Backpack
FUNDRAISE: Support our children

Join our Crowdrise fundraiser

Join our team

How to join Women United on Crowdrise

Fundraising resources

Crowdrise email template

What your dollar buys

Fundraising tips

Ask friends to make a gift to United Way

Donate today


VIDEOS: Watch and read stories

Meet Jenny: A Story about SIF: Watch Video/Read Story

Reading Matters: Watch Video/Read Story | Download: VIMEO

Meet the Haase Family: Watch Video/Read Story | Download: VIMEO

Early Learning Initiative: Watch Video

Social Innovation Fund and United Way: Watch Video 

What is the Social Innovation Fund: Watch Video

SOCIAL: Share with your network


50% of kids start school unprepared to learn. We're working to change that. www.LiveUnitedSEM.org/WomenUnited #WomenUnited

If kids start reading early, they're better prepared for school. Help United Way provide books to kids: https://www.crowdrise.com/EarlyChildhood #WomenUnited

Learning shapes, using words, motor skills – do you know the milestones? With your help, we can educate families: https://www.crowdrise.com/EarlyChildhood


Father Reading to ChildDonate today to help prepare kids for school
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Happy kids at school Our goal: More kids prepared to learn
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GUIDES: Learn about our Bib to Backpack work

Women United Infographic

SIF: Preparing our children for success

Common Outcomes and Indicators of Kindergarten Readiness (PDF)

Have questions?

For more information about Women United, contact Tracy Thomas at tracy.thomas@liveunitedsem.org