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Volunteers Explore Education, Income and Health in our Community

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:21pm -- mgarvin

The United Way Impact Councils met this November to begin community conversations regarding needs and existing services in Yakima County. All conversations were well attended by agency representatives and United Way volunteers. Whether it was Education, Income, or Health, all conversations had the same theme running through them. There are service deserts in Yakima County, and people isolated by location. The further from the city of Yakima, residents are more likely to have reduced access to needed help. This led to some interesting questions for volunteers as we move forward.

Best Place on Earth: Yakima Valley

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:51am -- mgarvin

Our latest New Leaders event focused on why the Yakima Valley is the best place to grow grapes (and other agricultural products). Three main factors make our valley a unique and succesful area, especially for wine grapes: water, soil, xxx. By relying on ice flow and

Thank you to all who attended our last event and a special thanks to our hosts and sponsors Wine Yakima Valley and Yakima Valley Hop Shop. New Leaders wishes all a Happy Holidays!

 

Springleaf Onboard: Noah's Ark

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:38am -- mgarvin

Springleaf Financial’s Union Gap team joined United Way this year by conducting their first ever employee campaign. Also, to celebrate their new partnership with United Way, they launched a hygiene product drive to benefit people that utilize services provided by Generating Hope’s Noah’s Ark shelter in Wapato.  Thank you Springleaf and Welcome Aboard!

Profiles of Community Impact: Voices for Children

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:15am -- mgarvin

Voices for Children creates a happy healthy environment of support for foster children and families as they face difficult periods of transition. Because of early traumas and lack of stability in their lives, children in foster care are more likely than other children to have emotional and behavioral problems and are at higher risk to drop out of high school. No matter how or where a child enters the foster care system, generosty and commitment on the part of others will provide a more stable future for foster children.

Thank you to all who attended United Way's Annual Meeting

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:05pm -- mgarvin

On May 20, we held our Annual Meeting at the Yakima Valley Hotel and Conference Center.

After several years of wonderful service, Jan Luring, McDonald's of Yakima and Kittitas Counties and Tony Farina, Capital Advisors, completed their terms of service. Cal Blethen of RBC Wealth Management was elected by the membership to his first three year term as Board Member.

Help United Way of Central Washington earn Fred Meyer Community Rewards!

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 2:29pm -- mtodd

You can help United Way of Central Washington earn donations just by shopping with your FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

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