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United Way Funds New Programs from page 3

	 • Helping People Succeed’s Behavioral Services                               As part of United Way of Martin County’s $2,204,848 impact, the organization announced community impact grant awards for
program. This program will provide parenting classes,                          47 local programs and initiatives totaling $983,042.

support and outreach for special child populations,                            About United Way Of            United Way presented a grant to ARC of Martin County and Helping People Succeed for a
including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), pre- and                            Martin County                  collaborative program, Project Search. Left to right: ARC of Martin County Chief Operations
post-adoptive and foster children, and children with                           	 United Way of Martin         Officer Danielle Sexton-Wells; United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G.
                                                                               County’s mission is to         Houwaart-Diez; ARC of Martin County President/CEO Keith Muniz; Helping People Succeed
behavior disorders.                                                            lift the community and         President/CEO Suzy Hutcheson; Helping People Succeed Vice President, Successful Futures
	 • Martin County School District Getting Ready for                            change lives together
Kindergarten program. This is a summer program for                             through the collective         France Mason; United Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich
children entering kindergarten with suspected below level                      power of advancing the
literacy mastery and professional development for VPK                          common good. Since 1972,
teachers at child care centers.                                                the United Way has been
	 • Martin County School District Head Start program.                          working to create long-term
This program will provide culturally sensitive, low                            social change and provide
                                                                               support to Martin County
literacy materials that will engage and empower families                       residents by investing in
to make healthy decisions.                                                     programs that strive to:
	 United Way’s impact goes beyond financial support.                           enhance healthy living,
Each year the organization helps taxpayers in low-                             improve education, and
income households keep more of their hard-earned                               support financial stability.
money by providing free tax preparation services.
                                                                                               Photo Credit:
This year, trained volunteers prepared 267 tax returns                          Chaplain L. C. Campbell

for Martin County residents. This free tax preparation
program brought $298,585 back to residents and into the
community through tax refunds while saving $70,000 in

tax preparation fees.
	 United Way’s passionate and hardworking volunteer
network also drives meaningful impact in the community.
Through United Way of Martin County’s volunteer center,
Martin Volunteers, more than 1,200 volunteers devoted

nearly 100,000 reported hours in service to nonprofit and

public agencies, providing an estimated dollar value of

$2.24 million for their volunteer time.
	 To learn more about United Way of Martin County
and to view a full list of funded programs, visit www.

United Way of Martin County staff and board members announced that the organization has                       United Way of Martin County presented three grants to the Martin County School District. Left to
invested $2,204,848 in Martin County for 2018/19.                                                             right: Health Services Manager, MCSD Pre-K Programs Stuart Learning Center Site Manager,
                                                                                                              Sheila Moore; MCSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction Mary White; United Way of

                                                                                                              Martin County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez; MCSD Director of Pre-Kindergarten
                                                                                                              Programs Jennifer Corkern; MCSD Coordinator of Reading/Language Arts Shannon Blount;
                                                                                                              United Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich

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