"There aren't words to say how thankful I am."
Together, we have made a difference in the lives of many local people in need. We have built a strong educational foundation for disadvantaged kids, provided tools and resources to help struggling families, helped ensure that people with disabilities are able to realize their full potential and helped seniors remain independent and living in the homes they love. These are the success stories of those who have been helped through United Way:
More than 70% of mentees in United Way’s Be a Middle School Mentor program have never had a day of suspension from school.
“If you want to make a difference in this world, start with a child.”
“Every kid could use another point of view.”
“It was an emotional year. But I am now in a place of stability and have the courage to pursue my dreams again. If my story can help another woman, I want to share it.”
"Today, I'm feeling content. I feel secure and I know if something happens in regards to my housing or something like that, I can count on Sandra and United Way."
“He is a blessing to me, a real godsend.”
“You can see how this new apartment has changed his sense of independence.”
“Middle school is such an important crossroads in a child’s life, and anything we can do to help them choose the right path is just awesome.”
Nearly 3,000 local students have been matched with a mentor since 2009.
"More than 70% of students in United Way’s Be a Middle School Mentor maintained or increased their reading grade; more than 60% maintained or increased their math grade during the school year."
“There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve made a difference in the life of a child.”