United Way News

11-06-2017
Grant to Support United Way’s New Mission and Strategic Plan Farmingdale, NJ – The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation has awarded United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) with a $1 Million Challenge grant to help raise funds for the community over the next four years. In order to support UWMOC’s new mission to mobilize donors, volunteers and community partners to...
11-06-2017
Event to Benefit Early Grade Reading Initiative Farmingdale, NJ – United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Women United hosted a Casino Night on October 12, 2017 at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, located at 1 Obre Place in Shrewsbury, NJ. Over 140 guests enjoyed classic casino games, dinner, open bar, and the chance to win a 50/50 raffle and 78 chance auction baskets....
08-22-2017
United Ways in every community denounce racism, bigotry and prejudice in all forms. We strongly reject the divisive worldview of groups like the white nationalists and neo-Nazis that incited the violence in Charlottesville, VA. Based on recent events, we have decided to relocate our upcoming event from Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck to a new venue which will be...
12-14-2016
Our Tocqueville and Leadership Givers were acknowledged for their generous support of United Way at an October 20th reception at McLoone’s Asbury Grille. With more than 40 attendees, the event featured remarks from Dena Russo, Vice Principal of the Red Bank Primary School, on the importance of our partnership in fostering summer literacy and school supply donations. In...
12-14-2016
Our Women’s Leadership Council hosted a Casino Night on October 6 at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, where more than 130 guests enjoyed casino games, dinner, raffles and auction baskets. The event raised over $35,000, making it the largest Women’s Leadership Council fundraiser to date. Generous sponsors who made the evening possible included Advanced Patient Advocacy,...
12-14-2016
The 2016 Spring Tee-Off, sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, was held on May 23 at Hollywood Golf Club. As our largest fundraiser for the year, it surpassed our event fundraising record by raising $58,000 to fund Community Impact programs that make a difference in the lives of residents throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
12-14-2016
Every year on United Way Day of Action, we harness the power of the volunteer spirit to improve lives and conditions in our community. On June 21, we mobilized 266 volunteers to participate in 13 projects at nine local nonprofits, including a blood drive and a golf outing. Efforts also included a mural painting created by an area artist on the walls of the addiction...
12-14-2016
  The Keansburg School District, one of our community partners, recently reached out to United Way with a specific need for bicycle helmets at its Joseph J. Caruso School. As part of a “walking” district, most students walk to school or ride bicycles since there is no bussing. Although staff members reinforce the importance of wearing helmets, few students had them since...
12-14-2016
The Financial Success Center, located in the Meridian Community Resource Center at the Freehold Raceway Mall, provides free, comprehensive resources under one roof to help Monmouth and Ocean County residents move from financial difficulty to economic well-being. It provides services through a seamless collaboration among Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, The...
12-14-2016
Powered by Get Connected, our mobile-friendly Volunteer Center portal is a free tool that makes it easy to connect volunteers to local organizations. It allows nonprofits across Monmouth and Ocean Counties to post opportunities and special events, and interested individuals or groups can register directly through the site. For more information or to register, visit uwmoc....

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