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Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people. Connected, Interdependent, United. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED.

 

Welcome to Our
Loaned Executives for Campaign 2018!!

A big United Way WELCOME! to our Loaned Executives for Campaign 2018, Patrick Lani from the County of Gloucester, and JoAnn Tomarchio from Paulsboro Refining Company. Patrick and JoAnn will be contacting area businesses and organizations within the next few weeks...they are eager to begin and are looking forward
to helping you run your campaigns!

 



 

 

Click HERE to downoad and print this flyer for our Chick-fil-A fundraiser!

 


 

 

To download the schedule, please visit the website www.driveless.com.

 


 

 

To learn more about the 365 Small Business Circle,
please contact Margie Brining at 856-845-4303 ext. 12 or mbrining@uwgcnj.org.

 

 

Thanks to the members of our Live United 365 Small Business Circle
for helping to Build Better Lives in Gloucester County!

 

Business
Website
   
Bellia Print and Design
Clear Path by Cindy
Graphics Solutions
HFM Investment Advisors, LLC
Lisa Carney Retail Agency, LLC
Nancy Kowalik Real Estate Group
Telecorp, Inc.
Cipriani Remodeling Solutions
Cepha, Inc.
13th Child Brewery
Berenato Dental Lab
Death of the Fox Brewing
PCH Technologies
New Age Powder
TummyTee LLC
Graham Communications
Botto's Italian Line

 


 

Shadow Equestrian Puts UWGC Mini-Grant to Good Use

 

Shadow Equestrian is a therapeutic riding center in Monroeville, specifically geared

toward children suffering from a variety of disabilities. UWGC recently awarded
them a mini-grant to replace worn helmets & game equipment. Scroll down to the
"Live United Mini-Grants" section to read more about this important program.

Shadow Equestrian says "Thanks for helping our children!"

 


 

UNITED WAY OF GLOUCESTER COUNTY

2017 “LIVE UNITED” MINI GRANTS
- 3RD YEAR FOR INITIATIVE
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$1,000 Maximum Per Program

 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Gloucester County – Power Hour – Leap for Success

The funds will purchase 10 Leap Reader Reading and Writing Systems and 12 Leap Reader Learn to read Mega Bundle System and Book sets to benefit the members at the agencies’ two clubs located in Glassboro and Paulsboro.  These materials will further encourage the importance of early reading, writing and speech development through their daily Power Hour activities.  It is estimated that approximately 100 club members will benefit each school year, with the potential to reach over 300 members since the system has a life span of approximately 2-3 years.

Clarifi – Financial Empowerment for Women

The funds will support staffing and material costs to provide one-on-one counseling sessions to ten low-to-moderate income women.  In the sessions, all clients will receive an overview of their current financial situation, learn about debt-to-income ratio and suggestions on ways to reduce or eliminate particular expenses and/or increase income.  They will work to create a reasonable monthly budget and develop an action plan, with clearly defined goals and objectives.

Family Promise – Pathway to Housing

The funds will purchase desktop computers and a printer for a family resource room.  Permanent employment is required for parents to be the program.  If they are not employed at the time of entry, they must be willing and able to work full time.  A computer would give them access to the internet to search and apply for employment and housing.  The children will also have access for their homework.  These computers will be a valuable tool to help families gain financial independence.

Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries – Family hygiene products

The funds will be used to purchase products that the clients cannot pay for with their SNAP funds.  These personal family hygiene products are very important to the health of the clients, such as diapers, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, and other items.  In 2016, the pantry served 3,394 families, consisting of 4,516 adults, 1,096 seniors and 2,446 children.

Shadow Equestrian – Replace Worn and Outdated Equipment

The funds will be used to replace helmets, with new safety features, and therapeutic game equipment.  The non-profit serves between 35-40 disabled children in their recreation therapeutic riding program.  They have a variety of games that encourage the children to stretch and strengthen muscles, improve their posture and balance, increase their attention span, and stimulate speech patterns.  The program also improves their self-esteem and allows each student to bond not only with their therapeutic riding horse, but to the instructors and volunteers.

South Jersey Dream Center – Food & Clothing Distribution

The funds will be used to purchase a system to use barcode scanners to process guests faster.  Currently, there are long lines to sign in and register.  There are an average of 30-50 people in line for several hours before the doors are open and nearly 100 when they open.  The new scanners would have the capability to print Photo ID cards for each guest with a barcode on a business card size card.  Instead of asking each guest to spell their name, search their name and filter through others with the same last name and misspellings, using the scanners would allow the non-profit to scan the guest’s ID and access their information instantly and correctly.  A photo would be printed onsite and laminated on their card. 

Story Storks – Books for Newborns

All funds will be used to purchase books for new mothers, at Inspira and Kennedy hospitals, for their newborns.  The sole purpose of the organization is to foster literacy development in the home by teaching mothers how to read to their children.  After each birth, a trained volunteer enters the room of the mother and asks to speak about reading.  The volunteer demonstrates an appropriate oral reading procedure and discusses its benefits on the brain and language development on preschool children.  The mother is presented with a copy of a board book imprinted with the child’s footprint.  The book serves as a family keepsake and a reminder to read at home.  The mothers are told about the program’s website, which has a demonstration video and other information about how to foster literacy development in their home.  The organization serves approximately 840 at Inspira per year and 950 at Kennedy, for a total of 1,790.  There are over 90 volunteers and each book currently costs $2.38.

Student Working Professionals – Pathways to Employment

The grant will help in some of the costs of running the job exploration program for between 10-15 students to provide job skills training for people with autism.  There are various program materials required to ensure that the program is fun yet beneficial for professional development for the students.  The funds will cover the cost of computers, printing, software and any additional technology that is needed.  The students will be connected to job coaches that will teach them about various job skills.

 


Here is the 2018
Thanks For Giving Card!

 


 

 

List of Vendors:


(Card is valid until 12/31/18)



 

Our NEW 2017 Annual Report is up for viewing!!

Please click on the photo below.

 

 

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Site last updated September 21, 2018