United Way works to create opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health—the building blocks for good quality of life. Learn more about our efforts in early childhood education, school success and career readiness, and supporting families in need.
News & Notes
Community Christmas helps thousands of children
We're Grateful for our Volunteers
We don't mean to brag, but our volunteers are pretty impressive! Here's what they accomplished last year:
• number of volunteers = 1,759
• households impacted = 2,100
• value of service = $785,000
• value of tax refunds received = $1,756,000 (through volunteer tax preparation at Sparkpoint Center)
What do they do? Here are just a few ways they give their time:
• read with children in schools
• make home visits to new parents
• act as mentors for struggling students
• serve on our board
• spread the word about our organization
• distribute donated goods
• package and deliver donations
• provide service such as cleaning
That's why we honored our volunteers at our Volunteer Recognition event last week. We can't say this enough – we couldn't do it without you!
Interested in volunteering? There are plenty of opportunities for groups and individuals. Visit https://uwnu.org/get-involved/volunteer/ to learn more.
We work with local partners to deliver parent education and support, high-quality preschool, and health and developmental screenings to make sure every child has a chance to succeed when they start school.
We provide in-school student advocates, reading tutoring and other academic help, and community-wide support to help every child prepare to graduate from high school ready to enter college or career training.
Our goal is for every family and individual to have access to food, secure housing, and health services, while we focus on programs that promote financial independence and career training.