Providing meals through the emergency food system allows families to put food on the table and focus on other matters that can help break the cycle of poverty and get back to the path of financial stability.
There are 82,000 families in Maricopa County facing chronic food insecurity. One in two children living in food insecure homes is eligible for free and reduced lunch. Sometimes, families face unexpected expenses, such as medical bills, that cause them to have to make decisions like paying for medicine or paying for groceries.
Items that are donated to food pantries and food banks may not have a good variety of nutritional value, often lacking in produce and protein. With donations to United Way, we’re able to help these programs fill in the nutritional gaps. Through the emergency food system we are able to address the immediate need of being able to put food on the table, making it easier for individuals and families to focus on financial stability or other matters that can help them get back on their feet.
To prevent reading regression during the COVID-19 school closures, Read Better Be Better created and distributed Family Literacy Kits to all 2nd and 3rd graders at partner schools.
Now more than ever, it is vital for littles to have interactions and the mentorship of their big and fortunately, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been able to continue their mission of impacting the lives of children and families.
ASCC supports children everywhere by providing resources and support to anyone who impacts them, helping every kid achieve the brightest outlook possible.
With schools shutdown due to the Covid Pandemic, a new learning gap has manifested, which is similar to Summer Learning Loss.
Free Arts uses the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resilience and learn to trust and heal. Now more than ever, Free Arts is vital in helping children cope with and navigate these uncertain times.
It is reassuring to know that organizations like United Way and Stand for Children who are here for us, providing much needed resources and supporting our efforts to strengthen our communities.
Find ways you can still support our Community and neighbors. Sign up to participate in these unique volunteer opportunities!
Voting may seem dull compared to the passion involved in a protest march, but it’s essential to turning demands into action.
The Salvation Army is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and has ramped up efforts to slow the spread of this virus among its employees, volunteers, and the homeless and other vulnerable people it serves.
Timna Guerchon, started her career at Valley of the Sun United Way as a Loaned Executive Admin in 2011. Having enjoyed her experience, she came back to assist the LE program again in 2013 and was hired on full-time as the Volunteer Coordinator.