AAA & United Way - Tell Us Your Story

AAA & United Way - Tell Us Your Story

Tanya Carter Tells Her Story
Valerie Puma
Tanya Carter is making a difference with the United Way


Helping people in our community overcome numerous challenges is what United Way has done for over 100 years, and a mission AAA’s Tanya Carter is encouraging people to support.

“There are so many different organizations that the United Way works with that are so beneficial to the community,” said Carter, Property Manager and Administrative Assistant. “There are a lot of people that are in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Carter pointed out that many social service programs were defunded during the pandemic — one reason she made sure to donate to the United Way this spring. 

In particular, Carter hopes to help aid families in need with her contribution.

“Any program that helps children or really anyone that needs help,” Carter said. “Someone that might be down on their luck, that has worked hard their whole life, but there is still a need there.”

United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good — fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

By donating to the United Way campaign, Carter said she knows her contribution is going to reach further than if she donated money to just one individual.

“Through other programs, it becomes a much bigger donation,” she said. “The programs the United Way has in place really helps a variety of people and families in the community.”

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AAA Western and Central New York’s 2022 campaign with its associates will run through the end of May.

“The United Way is such a worthwhile organization,” Carter said.

A resident in the Central New York region, Tanya Carter said she’s excited for her local United Way chapter to introduce the “Day of Caring.” This day is an opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in their community, such as sorting and packing food donations for a food bank or cleaning out and renovating a community space.

Please join us in supporting the efforts of the United Way. With generous support from people like you, we can make sure we’re helping people in our community and reimagining a more equitable future, where everyone can thrive.

To participate, visit the website of your local United Way.