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Invest in the LOU Community

There are several ways you can give in order to advance health, education, and financial stability throughout Oxford and Lafayette County. Every contribution is an investment in the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community and makes a significant impact as no gift is too small to make a meaningful difference.


Please make checks payable to the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County and mail to the address listed below:

United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County
440 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 5
Oxford, MS 38655

You can also drop off your payment at the referenced address. If we are out of the office, please place your payment through the mail slot on our front door. To download a printable pledge card in PDF format, please click here.


You can give online using a credit/debit card or PayPal using the online form at the bottom of this page or through our online donation page. You can also give by visiting our Facebook and Instagram pages, which incur no transaction fees with each contribution, or via Venmo as we are a confirmed charity through the platform.


Our local United Way also accepts charitable contributions through bank drafts, stock transfers, IRA distributions, designated endowment gifts, and other means. If you would like to contribute, please be sure to send us a pledge card and we can contact you regarding your donation. You can download and print a pledge form by clicking here or you can fill out an online pledge form here. If you would like to contribute through bank draft, you can download an authorization form by clicking here. Once you have completed the form and signed at the bottom, you can drop off the form at our office or submit it by mail or email.


Our organization is thrilled to offer opportunities to sponsor events we host such as the United Way Flashback Bash and our annual campaign kick-off luncheon, which typically occurs in September or October. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office if you would like to learn more about our available sponsorship opportunities as we would welcome the privilege of partnering with you to further advance our mission.


Our organization also partners with businesses and other organizations in a multitude of other ways as we always seek to add new members to our local United Way team. We have collaborated with several local restaurants on percentage/community nights that offer a win-win situation for both parties. We also partner with several entities and individuals on items, packages, etc. for raffles and silent auctions we host as we continually seek to identify additional ways we can raise funds to support our community. We welcome partnerships of many kinds and varieties as we seek to enhance our collective impact throughout Oxford and Lafayette County.


If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to visit our volunteer page, which provides information on our program partners as well as other local organizations that offer volunteer opportunities. Please review the descriptions to determine potential volunteer options that fit your interests, skills, schedule, etc. and then click on the name for contact information and further details.


There are many ways you can advocate for issues that affect Oxford and Lafayette County. One easy way you can help advocate is by following us (@UWOxfordMS) on social media and sharing our posts in order to help raise awareness. Our primary social media platforms are FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.