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United Way Funds New Programs from page 1                        This program will provide culturally sensitive, low literacy   Martin Volunteers, more than 1,200 volunteers devoted nearly
                                                                 materials that will engage and empower families to make        100,000 reported hours in service to nonprofit and public
that assist individuals and families in Martin County who        healthy decisions.                                             agencies, providing an estimated dollar value of $2.24 million
are struggling to meet basic needs in the areas of education,    	 United Way’s impact goes beyond financial support.           for their volunteer time.
financial stability and health.                                  Each year the organization helps taxpayers in low-income       	 To learn more about United Way of Martin County
                                                                 households keep more of their hard-earned money by             and to view a full list of funded programs, visit www.
                                                                 providing free tax preparation services. This year, trained
                                                                 volunteers prepared 267 tax returns for Martin County          About United Way Of Martin County
                                                                 residents. This free tax preparation program brought $298,585  	 United Way of Martin County’s mission is to lift the
                                                                 back to residents and into the community through tax refunds   community and change lives together through the collective
                                                                 while saving $70,000 in tax preparation fees.                  power of advancing the common good. Since 1972, the United
                                                                 	 United Way’s passionate and hardworking volunteer            Way has been working to create long-term social change
                                                                 network also drives meaningful impact in the community.        and provide support to Martin County residents by investing
                                                                 Through United Way of Martin County’s volunteer center,        in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve
                                                                                                                                education, and support financial stability.

United Way presented a grant to ARC of Martin County and

Helping People Succeed for a collaborative program, Project

Search. Left to right: ARC of Martin County Chief Operations

Officer Danielle Sexton-Wells; United Way of Martin County

President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez; ARC of Martin

County President/CEO Keith Muniz; Helping People Succeed

President/CEO Suzy Hutcheson; Helping People Succeed

Vice President, Successful Futures France Mason; United

Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich United Way of Martin County presented three grants to the

                                                                 Martin County School District. Left to right: Health Services  United Way of Martin County presented two grants to Martin
                                                                                                                                County Healthy Start. Martin County Healthy Start’s Lisa
	 “Many people are surprised to learn that 41 percent of our Manager, MCSD Pre-K Programs Stuart Learning Center                Kieffer, prenatal outreach manager; Samantha Suffich,
                                                                                                                                executive director; Aubrey Campbell, manager of operations;
households are either living in or on the edge of poverty,” Site Manager, Sheila Moore; MCSD Director of Curriculum             with United Way of Martin County’s President/CEO Carol G.
                                                                                                                                Houwaart-Diez (holding Otis Campbell) and United Way of
said United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G. and Instruction Mary White; United Way of Martin County                 Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich

Houwaart-Diez. “Our problems may be well hidden, but at President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez; MCSD Director                                            Photo Credit: Chaplain L. C. Campbell

United Way we go looking for our community’s most daunting of Pre-Kindergarten Programs Jennifer Corkern; MCSD                    Big Boat. Small Boat. No Boat.

social crises and we find every dollar we can to address them.” Coordinator of Reading/Language Arts Shannon Blount; United                Stuart CoriNthiaN YaCht CluB ...

	 In education, United Way is investing in programs that Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich                       is the Treasure Coast’s premier destination for friendship and
                                                                                                                                      fun, both on and off the water. Our casually elegant waterfront
increase the quality of preschools available to our kids as                                                                           clubhouse and marina provide the perfect location for sharing
                                                                                                                                     fun-filled days and warm evenings with friends. Share in the fun!
well as focus on achieving grade-level reading, and provide

the support necessary to see our kids through high school

graduation and beyond.

	 For financial stability, United Way is investing in programs

helping individuals and families achieve and maintain financial

stability with a focus on workforce development through

education, job placement and retention and legal mediation.

The goal is to help our community earn it, keep it and save it.

United Way is also supporting food and housing assistance


	 And in the focus area of health, United Way is investing in

programs that help our community members prevent trauma,

make healthy choices, manage chronic disease and increase

access to health care.

	 United Way invested in a number of new programs this

year including:

	 • A challenge grant for Project LIFT Pre-Apprenticeship United Way of Martin County presented two grants to Salvation

Certification Program. The Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Army of Martin County. Left to right: United Way of Martin

carpentry that allows teens access to a career pathway with a County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez; Salvation

livable wage;                                                    Army Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator Kim Johnson;

	 • Helping People Succeed’s Behavioral Services program. Salvation Army Corps Officer Captain Christine Kim; United

This program will provide parenting classes, support and Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich

outreach for special child

populations, includingAutism

Spectrum Disorders (ASD),

pre- and post-adoptive and

foster children, and children

with behavior disorders.

	 • Martin County School

District Getting Ready for

Kindergarten program. This is

a summer program for children

entering kindergarten with

suspected below level literacy

mastery and professional

development for VPK teachers

at child care centers.

	 • Martin County School United Way of Martin County staff and board members announced that the organization has

District Head Start program. invested $2,204,848 in Martin County for 2018/19.

As part of United Way of Martin County’s $2,204,848 impact, the organization announced community impact grant awards             Weekly Happy Hour & Dinner • Theme Parties
for 47 local programs and initiatives totaling $983,042.                                                                                 Dinner Dances • Cruising Program
                                                                                                                                           Sport Clay Shooting • Mah Jong

                                                                                                                                Ladies Luncheons • Poker • Book Club • Film Club
                                                                                                                                                  and so much more!

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