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Blog Written by: Stephanie M. Bray

We’re celebrating all we are thankful for in 2015

During this season of Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for! Children at risk of falling behind in school are reading at grade-level. Low income families are becoming more financial stable. Hungry children in afterschool programs in low income communities are being fed. We could not do this work without the support of donors and volunteers like you.

We are especially thankful for those we are honoring this year for outstanding service and support of our United Way.

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Annual Holiday Gift & Stocking Drive – 40 stockings still needed
Support local foster youth this holiday season

We need your help. This year, there are hundreds of kids and teens who won’t have the joy of opening a gift to make them feel special. We want to change that and you can help!

Holiday Stocking – Online Donation

With a donation of $30, you can purchase one holiday stocking for a teenage foster youth. Each stocking will include a gift card to Target, snacks, a first aid kit and more. The stockings will be gifted to foster teens in United Way’s foster youth programs.

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YLS Member Spotlight
Learn more about YLS Leadership Council member Stephanie Saunders

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work? What do you do for fun?  I work at Sway Group, a content marketing agency. For fun, I love to bake, travel, try new foods, and hang out with my husband, our pet rabbit and friends. I also write a food blog, 52 Kitchen Adventures, and share my favorite desserts.

What motivated you to join United Way’s Young Leaders Society?  I have wanted to do more volunteer work and get more involved with the community. YLS seemed like the perfect way to do both!

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Westfield Village Elementary School
Cady's Book Club

For many low-income families, every dollar has to be stretched in order to put food on the table. Buying books for their children just may not be possible for some families. However, as studies show, nourishing children’s minds with literature greatly improves their performance in school. And there is no better place to start than at home. 

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