United Way News

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....
12-13-2016
Each summer, our Stuff the Bus drive collects essential school supplies for students throughout our community, ensuring that they begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed. Sponsored by J.F. Kiely Construction Co. and New Jersey Resources, the 2016 drive featured an incredible outpouring of support. Nine events were held at Boscov’s, Walmart and Wegmans...
12-13-2016
Over the summer, many volunteers participated in our Summer Literacy Program, part of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ early grade reading initiative. The program featured field trips to Barnes & Noble stores in Holmdel and Freehold, where students received free books to start or expand their home libraries, and volunteers read stories to the groups....
12-13-2016
When Esther Mitchell and her children returned to their Union Beach home after the wrath of Superstorm Sandy, their house was still standing. But it didn’t take long to realize that due to a 12-foot surge, their only remaining belongings were the clothes on their backs. “It was like returning to a third-world country; it was heartbreaking,” recalls Esther. “My husband...

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