United Way News

01-02-2018
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 Natural Gas, the 2017 drive had an incredible outpouring of support. Five events were held at Walmart and Wegmans stores in...
01-02-2018
As part of our early grade reading focus area, our summer literacy initiatives help ensure that more children are exposed to reading and enrichment opportunities over the summer months, fostering their success in school and in life. Without access to the enriching activities available to more affluent peers, research shows that children from low-income families can lose...
01-02-2018
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) recently underwent a rigorous strategic planning process in which the organization honed in on its mission, vision and community impact goals for the next four years. In order to support UWMOC’s new mission to mobilize donors, volunteers and community partners to improve the lives of youth and their families, the Jay and...
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...

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