a nationwide civic organization (United Way of America ) or 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 Community Chests and Councils of America, United Community Funds and Councils of America.
a similar and related organization (United Way of Canada ) in Canada.
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