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Now, we are making it easier for everyone to get help with their prescription medications, both online and off.
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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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Advancing the Common Good

Dolly Parton Imagination Library - In an effort to increase childhood literacy, United Way has partnered with country superstar Dolly Parton and her Imagination Library (DPIL). DPIL provides a new, age-appropriate book free every month for the first five years of life to children in need.

For United Way, the partnership is a critical strategy to support children and families. Language and pre-literacy skills is a cornerstone for what children need to succeed in school, work and life. And it's part of United Way's long-term strategy to cut the nation's high school dropout rate by 50%. Research shows that disadvantaged children come to school years behind their peers in pre-literacy skills, and rarely catch up. The same children struggling to read in 3rd grade are getting suspended in middle school - and are dropping out a few years later. As part of United Way's Born Learning early learning public engagement campaign, four of the books provided by Imagination Library include Born Learning reading extenders. These help parents understand how to go beyond the book to reinforce pre-reading skills.

Online Registration at www.imaginationlibrary.com

EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) -

United Way of Yuma County helps provide free tax return preparation assistance to working taxpayers in the community; targeting those individuals with a low to moderate income. The goal of the program is to ensure that people file their taxes, take advantage of all eligible credits, and avoid paying filing fees. Qualifying families are eligible for a federal income tax credit, called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which helps workers who are struggling financially to keep and save more of what they earn.

Family Wize - The goal of Family Wize partnership is to reduce the cost of medicine for children, families and individuals by $100 million. We believe that stronger, healthier and happier people make healthier, better communities and a stronger gentler nation.

Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition - It is the mission of the Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition to eradicate the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. As a responsible community, our plan of action is to:

  • Prevent access to and the misuse of substances.
  • Educate every segment of our community to understand the consequences of the misuse and abuse of substances.
  • Provide resources for treatment or treatment protocols for users
  • Commit to continued enforcement of laws to reduce the misuse and abuse and availability of substances.
  • Eliminate the victimization caused by misuse and abuse of users to our community's children and families.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact the United Way of Yuma County at 928-783-0515.

Givers:

*Indicates top ten givers of 2011

1 1st Bank Yuma
2 AEA Federal Credit Uniion
3 Alsco Linen & Supply
4 American Express - AMEX
5 Arizona Combined Federal Campaign
6 Arizona Education Agencies
7 Arizona Public Service*
8 Arizona Western College
9 AT&T
10 Bank of America
11 Bayer Crop Science
12 Best Buy
13 Bose Corporation
14 Century Link
15 Chase Bank/JP Morgan Foundation
16 Child & Family Resources, Inc.
17 City Of Yuma
18 Community Legal Services
19 Dex One Corporation
20 Dillards
21 Empire Southwest
22 Enterprise Rent-A-Car
23 Falcon Power Yuma Cogeneration Associates
24 Fed Ex
25 Fry's Food & Drug
26 General Motors - YPG*
27 IBM Corporation
28 JC Penney Company
29 Johnson Controls*
30 Maricopa County Combined Federal Campaign
31 Marshall's
32 Mohave State Bank
33 National Bank of Arizona*
34 Nationwide Insurance
35 Northern Arizona University - Yuma
36 O'Reilly Auto Parts
37 Penn Neon Sign Company
38 Raytheon
39 Sam's Club*
40 Saguaro Foundation Community Living Programs
41 *Shaw Industries, Inc.
42 Somerton School District
43 Southwest Gas*
44 State Employee Charitable Campaign
45 State Farm Insurance
46 Sunset Community Health
47 Target
48 The Foothills Bank
49 Time Warner Cable
50 Triwest Healthcare
51 Union Pacific Railroad
52 United Health Group
53 United Parcel Service
54 United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
55 United Way of Snohomish County
56 US Airways
57 Walgreens
58 Walmart Corporation*
59 Wells Fargo Bank
60 Western Arizona Council of Governments
61 Yuma County
62 Yuma Elementary School District #1
63 Yuma Insurance, Inc.
64 Yuma Regional Medical Center*
65 United Way of Greater Milwaukee*
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