If you are like me, New Year’s Day is a day of reflection and a
day to make big plans for the coming year. At our United Way we
celebrate New Year’s Day twice a year: on January 1st, the
official New Year’s Day, and on July 1st when our new fiscal year
As I reflect on our work over this past year, I am thankful to
you– our donors, volunteers, advocates and ambassadors—for your
steadfast and generous support. Thanks to you, more than 690 kids
in our STAR Readers project are on the path to reading at grade
level. Thanks to you, 3,371 kids are learning how to be Fit Kids
by adopting a healthy lifestyle and reducing their risk of
childhood obesity. Thanks to you, 495 families were able to
complete their tax returns this year at no cost and receive
refunds that will help them on their path to financial stability.
Thanks to you, 90% of foster youth in our $en$e-Ability project
have better money management skills and a safety net as they
emancipate out of the system into adulthood and independence.
Thanks to you, the Toilet Paper drive received more than 161,000
rolls of toilet paper to be distributed to our nonprofit
partners, which will represent real savings that they can invest
in programs and services.