United Way

Together, we can Help Kern Stay Strong!

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Your giving, volunteerism, and advocacy helps us reach more people in more places in our community

Help us reach our struggling Kern County Families through the COVID-19 crises.

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Thank you for your support. United, we will get through this!
For more information call our office at: (661) 834-1820


United Way of Kern County understands that the foundation for the ability to read begins at birth or even before.  Listening to and interacting with parents/caregivers are the first steps to success.  The steps continue through preschool and up to the third grade. This is because it is at this time that children make the important transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” Those who are unable to read proficiently by the third or fourth grade are at a much higher risk of failing and ultimately dropping out of school.


During these times, keeping healthy is one of our main concerns. We just accomplished our goal of serving 60,000 meals in 30 days to those affected by COVID-19 and essential workers. We are currently seeking funds to begin another project of providing meals for those in need. We also conduct proper PPE training to help everyone using them stay safe and healthy. Please consider donating towards our health department so we can continue to serve Kern County.

Financial Stability

For years, United Way of Kern County has been at the forefront in providing free income tax services through our VITA(Volunteer Income Tax Assistant) program. We also provide financial literacy workshops to help the community towards financial stability. Please consider giving towards our Financial Stability section where we can continue to grow and reach more individuals and families helping them financially.

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability


We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.
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