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United Way’s Biggest Moments of 2016

What a year! Together we’ve helped more families keep a roof over their heads, more kids arrive to school prepared, and more people find the help they need. Together we’ve changed the lives of more than one million people in our region. Here’s a recap of some of United Way’s biggest moments of 2016:Continue Reading

What to do if Your Child is Being Bullied

Bullying can occur anywhere, anytime. It can happen on the playground or the bus. It can happen in a child’s neighborhood or on the internet. It can range from making threats and spreading rumors, to attacking someone physically or verbally.

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is being bullying, there are several ways you can help.Continue Reading

The Fight to Stop Human Trafficking

Last year, United Way 2-1-1, a free and confidential 24/7 helpline, was given a $10,000 grant from a larger national grant from Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to helping children and young people in the U.S. Money raised during the Red Nose Day is distributed through grants to charities that support projects to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. Continue Reading

5 Items Donation Centers Need Most This Season

This time of year, we invite you to spread the gift of giving past your circle of friends and family. Think community-wide. It’s true, donation centers are grateful for most any contribution a person gives. But did you know there are several items that most of us use on a daily basis but don’t think to donate? Here are five:Continue Reading

5 Ways Your Support Betters Our Region

Because of you, this year’s United Way campaign raised more for our community than ever before. Because of you, more people will find the help they need. Because of you, our community will continue to grow and thrive. Because of you, more people will live their best possible lives.

Here’s a glimpse at how your support positively impacts our community today, tomorrow and well into the future:Continue Reading

On Thankfulness

“Name one high, one low and three blessings.”

The first time I met my boyfriend’s (now husband’s) family, we had just finished dinner when his mom said this.

No one had ever asked me this. It threw me off.

We went around the table one by one and listed the best moment of our day, the worst and three things we were thankful for.Continue Reading