Together, We Can Improve Lives in Delaware

Weekly Item Annual Amount Results Achieved
Lottery Ticket - $1 $52 Nine trips for lifesaving dialysis treatment
Latte - $4 $208 Two weeks' attendance at a high-quality early care and education program for a low-income child
Lunch - $8 $416 Eight hours of job readinesss training for an underskilled or underemployed individual
Pizza Delivery - $19 $988 Two weeks' shelter and support services for a domestic violence survivor
Night at the Movies - $35 $1,820 One week's worth of day care and therapy for eight children with disabilities

Findings based on surveys conducted by United Ways nationwide 8/2011

Small Changes, Big Results

A Little Makes a Big Difference

Over the course of one year, if you... Your savings could...
Skipped your morning latte just once a week Provide 5 days of early care and education for a pre-kindergarten student
Rented two films each month instead of going to the movies Ensure a home-delivered meal to 18 elderly residents
Refilled your water bottle daily instead of buying a new one Tutor 36 at-risk youth for one hour after school
Gave yourself a weekly manicure/pedicure instead of going to the salon Match 32 at-risk youth with adult mentors
Brought your lunch to work every day Provide one week of care for 15 homeless children

Findings based on surveys conducted by United Ways nationwide 8/2011