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Annual Volunteer Recognition Event
We'd like to give a BIG THANK YOU to every volunteer who has supported us during our 2012-2013 Campaign year. Please read this awesome article featured in the Yuma Daily Sun:
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Anyone can champion the cause. Whether you're speaking out to improve education, income and health, reaching out to members of Congress, or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. So go ahead and advocate in a LIVE UNITED world. Do it in public. Be visible. Be loud.

To respond to the changing environment, United Way of Yuma County has transformed to more effectively position the organization to take action to address the most pressing issues of today, and tomorrow's needs and opportunities. United Way partners with and allocates funding to programs that are committed to achieving significant community impact.

United Way is creating real, lasting changes where you live, by focusing on the building blocks for a better life. EDUCATION, INCOME AND HEALTH.

  1. Education: Helping Children and Youth Succeed
    • Partnership with Rodel Foundation
    • Yuma Reading Councik - GED and literacy training
    • Arizona's Children Association - Brain Boxes
    • Cradle to Kinder Partnership
    • Humane Society
    • Humane Society
    • Child & Family Services
  2. Income: Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
    • EITC Partnership
    • Yuma Community Food Bank
    • Services Maximizing Independent Living & Empowerment (SMILE)
    • Worc Center
    • Yuma Center for the Visually Impaired
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Community Legal Services
  3. Health: Improving People's Health.
    • Yuma County Health Initiative Coalition (YCHIC) Partnership
    • American Red Cross - Grand Canyon Chapter
    • Saddies of Joy

Goals

Education is essential to getting and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits. An income adequate to pay for today's necessities and save for the future provides families some sense of financial stability. Access to quality health care keeps children on track in school and adults productive at work. Remove any one of these building blocks and the other two topple.

Working with many partners, United Way continually looks for the most effective ways to help people gain access to educational, economic and health-related opportunities. To achieve further progress, it is now necessary to measure where we stand in these areas and look ahead to where we need to be as a community. For this reason, United Way launched an effort in 2005 to identify and track troubling social issues in our community.

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