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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Texas has one of the lowest Summer Meals participation rates, ranking 48th in the nation. Why wouldn’t families participate? It’s often because they don’t know where to go. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded program providing meals during the summer months to children who may rely on the National School Lunch Program during the school year. While the meals are paid for, the marketing and outreach are not - meaning those kids...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Original Source: United Way By Nick Thomas “Givers gain.” That phrase was racing through my mind as I put on my “Live United” t-shirt, scanned the conference room and listened to the Rappahannock United Way staff explain the logistics of the sort-a-thon. I was surrounded by Fredericksburg, Virginia, residents, all of whom were eager to sort children’s books, divvy up school supplies and create “kits” to help kids prepare for the school year...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Original Source: United Way   For college and high school students interested in making a difference in their community and developing skills that will be useful in their professional lives, ‘Alternative Breaks’ are a perfect fit. Here are 5 ways alternative breaks make you a great hire: Adaptability. On most alternative breaks, you live and work in a new community which helps develop an understanding of how to adapt to a variety of cultural...
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Original Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Veterans and military families will be getting a new United Way program to help with integrating into the community.  The Community Heroes Project is a training program structured to guide service members and their families in further developing the leadership skills they already have and utilizing those skills to address some of the most pressing issues in our community.  “We will work as a group to...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Original Source: United Way By Brian Gallagher Depending on whether you like to get things done right away or are a procrastinator, tax season could be in full swing or fast approaching. You’re gathering your W2s, trying to understand investment documents, and – if you’re lucky – thinking about what to do with your refund. For many people, however, these are luxuries. Low-income Americans are more likely to be thinking about paying the rent or...