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United Way of Gloucester County Will Again
Participate in Macy’s Shop for a Cause!

 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015


Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to give back to your community and to help UNITED WAY OF GLOUCESTER COUNTY. 

Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass for exclusive savings in every Macy’s store on Saturday, August 29th, and we keep 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card.

THIS JUST IN!!!!!

 

Macy’s Shop For A Cause 2015 campaign marks the biggest and best offer ever as supporters who purchase the savings pass now will save:

  • 30% off all-day on August 29 on select regular, sale and clearance merchandise (NEW!)

  • 25% off all-day on select designer apparel collections for him & her, designer handbags, impulse, men’s shoes, Wacaol, Tumi, Wustoff, Henkels, Kate Spade home and All Clad

  • 10% off all-day on furniture, mattresses, rugs and electrics/electronics

 

REMEMBER THE PASSES ARE JUST $5 and UWGC retains all proceeds from the sale! CONTACT Donna Murphy for shopping passes at donnamurphy@uwgcnj.org or call 856-845-4303 extension 18.



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United Way of Gloucester County
Announces Its 2015 Campaign Chair



The United Way of Gloucester County is proud to announce that Scott Kintzing will serve as the 2015 Campaign Chair for the organization's annual fundraising campaign.

Scott has been an esteemed member of the United Way of Gloucester County’s Board of Directors for nearly a decade.  A seasoned campaigner, he also is the Founders Society Co-Chair, and serves on the Campaign Cabinet and the Operating Committee. He and his wife Maryann co-chaired the 2006 campaign. 

Scott received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Gettysburg College and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. A South Jersey native his entire life, Kintzing's banking career began at Lenape Bank nearly 40 years ago where he was introduced to United Way.

Currently a Vice President with Investors Bank, Scott continues to offer a wealth of leadership and vision to United Way. He was recently selected as the recipient of the 2015 Volunteer Leadership Award, the United Way of Gloucester County highest individual honor.

 

“As United Way’s Board Chair, I am gratified that Scott Kintzing has agreed to serve as Campaign Chair in this year’s effort to increase awareness of the needs of the people of Gloucester County and to raise the funds which are so critical in meeting those needs. I am confident that his energy and dedication to this effort will again prove to be beneficial to the people we strive to serve,” remarked Ronald J. Uzdavinis, Chair of the United Way of Gloucester County’s Board. 

It is through the annual fundraising campaign, that the United Way of Gloucester County is able to improve the quality of life for the people that live and work in our community. Please join Scott and the United Way of Gloucester County as they spearhead this year’s efforts to raise the funds needed to support local agencies, programs and initiatives in our community.

For more information on how to help or make a donation please contact Donna Murphy, Campaign Director at donnamurphy@uwgcnj.org or at (856) 845-4303 ext. 18.


United Way's 3rd Annual
5K Sun Run a Fun Time for All!

 

On the morning of June 20th, some of the County's best runners (and walkers!) descended on RiverWinds in West Deptford for United Way of Gloucester County's 3rd Annual 5K Sun Run and Family Fun Walk.

Food, fun, and camaraderie were enjoyed by everyone, in addition to some healthy exercise. Trophies and medals were also awarded to the top runners in several categories.

A huge thanks to all of our volunteers, participants and sponsors for making our 3rd Annual 5K Sun Run a great success!

Please click here to view more photos of the event.



NEW COMMUNITY SHUTTLE SERVICE LAUNCHES EFFECTIVE JUNE 1st

We are pleased to announce that the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday, May 28th, at the Veterans Memorial in Glassboro. This shuttle will begin on June 1st, 2015, and originate at the Avandale Park & Ride. It will have stops in Williamstown, Glassboro, Mullica Hill, Swedesboro, and end in the Pureland Industrial Complex in Logan Township. The shuttle will be used to travel to places of employment, as well as social service and County agencies, health facilities, shopping and more. The service hours are Monday through Friday, 5:00 am to 11:00 am, and 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The fare is only $1.00 each way.

The shuttle is a collaboration of seven partners: the Pascale Sykes Foundation, United Way of Gloucester County (lead agency), the County of Gloucester, Cross County Connection, South Jersey Transit Authority, Heart of Gloucester County, and NJ Transit.

Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony are Frances Sykes, President of the Pascale Sykes Foundation; Robert Damminger, Freeholder Director on the Board of Chosen Freeholders; and Michael Gower, emcee of the event and Executive Director of United Way of Gloucester County. Also pictured in the ribbon cutting ceremony are Heather Simmons (Freeholder), Ronda Urkowitz (Cross County Connection), Bernadette Blackstock (Heart of Gloucester County), Steven Fittante (NJ Transit), Mayor Lou Manzo (Harrison Township), and Logan Township Councilman Stephen Dougherty. Colleen Maguire (Pascale Sykes Foundation) is also pictured on the shuttle in more photos from the event that can be found HERE.

In addition, a Joint Legislative Commendation was presented by Mr. Damminger to Ms. Sykes and Mr. Gower.


Don't Forget to Present Your
Thanks for Giving Card at Area Businesses!

 

Please click here for the latest list of Thanks for Giving Vendors for 2015


BOEING GRANT EXPANDS UNITED WAY
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

The United Way of Gloucester County has received a grant from the Boeing Corporation to expand its recently initiated program to assist veterans find and retain meaningful employment. The $22,210 grant will provide the Abilities Solutions in Westville with additional resources needed to add an additional part-time job developer/coach to assist program participants successfully enter the workforce.

The agency was awarded a $50,000 grant from the United Way in September 2013 to launch the program. The grant is funded by proceeds from the annual United Way campaign and its annual 5K Race & Fun Walk in April.

Our United Way is grateful to the Boeing Company for this important support for our veterans’ employment program, which Abilities Solutions has received to help returning members of the armed forces find work. Developing these employment opportunities is critically important to the program’s success.

According to Susan Perron, Abilities Solutions executive director, the program offers participants a skills and work readiness assessment, readiness training, assisting with job hunting and, when indicated, job coaching.

“We want to make a special effort to help newly discharged service personnel,” Perron reported, adding “but the program is available for any former member of the military who is having trouble finding and maintaining employment.”

The program is free to members of the active military and veterans. Participants will be assisted in accessing and applying for any benefits for which they are eligible.

For additional information about the program contact Abilities Solutions at (856) 848-1025 x 139.


United Way Funds
Supportive Services for Local Veterans

Abilities Solutions in Westville, NJ was awarded a $50,000 grant from the United Way of Gloucester County to assist veterans in locating and maintaining gainful employment. The program began in September 2013. The grant was originally funded by donations made to the 2012 United Way Campaign and by proceeds of the United Way's first annual "Spring into Action 5K Family Fun Walk" which was held in April.

“We are grateful to Abilities Solutions for their interest in participating in the request for proposal process,” stated Earle McCloe, chairman of the United Way’s volunteer Community Investment Cabinet. “Our research indicated that many of the newly returning veterans are experiencing difficulty in finding jobs and Abilities Solutions' fifty years of preparing individuals for the workplace, along with their many contacts among area employers, will be great assets to service personnel as they transition back to civilian life," McCloe added.

According to Susan Perron, Abilities Solutions executive director, the program will offer participants a skills and work readiness assessment, readiness training, assisting with job hunting and, when indicated, job coaching.

“We want to make a special effort to help newly discharged service personnel,” Perron reported, adding “but the program is available for any former member of the military who is having trouble finding and maintaining employment.”  

The funding for the program has been extended to June 2015.

Program participants will not be charged for services and will be assisted in accessing and applying for any benefits for which they are eligible. There are many benefits available to veterans but the application process can be complex. Program staff will help program participants obtain the resources available to them, whenever such help is requested.

For additional information about the program, contact Abilities Solutions at (856) 848-1025, extension 139.

 


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