Meaning of United Way

Unit'ed Way'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a nationwide civic organizationor any of its affiliated local groups that raise funds through individual contributions and allocate them to benefit civic and charitable programs and organizations, as the YMCA and Red Cross. Formerly,
  2. a similar and related organizationin Canada.
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