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United Way Funds New Programs from page 1                   of Martin County’s total investment in the community is                                                                                                                        of our households are either living in or on the edge of
                                                            $2,204,848.                                                                                                                                                                    poverty,” said United Way of Martin County President/
increase in these grant awards compared to last year. When  	 Each year, United Way raises funds through                                                                                                                                   CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez. “Our problems may be
you combine this with the amount United Way is investing    workplace or community campaigns, grants and corporate                                                                                                                         well hidden, but at United Way we go looking for our
through donor designations, United Way of Martin County     partnerships. These funds are invested in programs that                                                                                                                        community’s most daunting social crises and we find
Foundation funding, CHARACTER COUNTS! mini-                 assist individuals and families in Martin County who are
grants and literacy initiatives, and internal programs      struggling to meet basic needs in the areas of education,                                                                                                                      every dollar we can to address them.”
such as CHARACTER COUNTS! Martin Volunteers and             financial stability and health.                                                                                                                                                	 In education, United Way is investing in programs
United Way’s White Doves Holiday Project, United Way        	 “Many people are surprised to learn that 41 percent                                                                                                                          that increase the quality of preschools available to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           kids as well as focus on achieving grade-level reading,
TAKING CARE OF FAMILIES ON THE                                                                                                                                                                                                             and provide the support necessary to see our kids through
TREASURE COAST AND PALM CITY                                                                                                                                                                                                               high school graduation and beyond.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           	 For financial stability, United Way is investing in
FOR OVER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   programs helping individuals and families achieve and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           maintain financial stability with a focus on workforce
20Years!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   development through education, job placement and
                         SUMMER BRINGS SMILES!
                         “Our TEAM is committed to excellence in personalized                                                                                                                                                              retention and legal mediation. The goal is to help our
                         dental care, providing quality treatment that our patients                                                                    Dra.nSdhaDnrn. TohnoPmlyams Aal.eG-Galainliinsis,                                   community earn it, keep it and save it. United Way is also
                         deserve. We offer comprehensive services including routine                                                                                                                                                        supporting food and housing assistance programs.
                         cleanings, teeth whitening procedures, porcelain crowns                                                                                                                                                           	 And in the focus area of health, United Way is investing
                         and veneers and complex implant reconstructions .”                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Certification Program. The Pre-Apprenticeship Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in carpentry that allows teens access to a career pathway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           with a livable wage;

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                                                                   - Francke Family
                                                                                                                                                       (772)                                                                               United Way of Martin County presented two grants to
    ALSO OFFERING:                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Salvation Army of Martin County. Left to right: United Way
    Invisalign®, Cerec’s Cad-Cam Technology,                                                                                                                                                                of Martin County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez;
    Facial Rejuvenation & Therapeutic Procedures                                                                                                                                                                                           Salvation Army Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator Kim
                                                                                                                                                        We continue to welcome new patients and                                            Johnson; Salvation Army Corps Officer Captain Christine
Aesthetic Dentistry Seabrze Ad Apr18.indd 1                                                                                                                invite you to visit our website for special                                     Kim; United Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair
                                                                                                                                                                offers. Complimentary consultations
                                                                                                                                                                                available upon request.                                    Denise Ehrich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/23/18 5:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Houwaart-Diez and Alzheimer’s Community Care President/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CEO Mary M. Barnes

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