United Way News

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...
12-13-2016
No one will soon forget the images of wreckage following Superstorm Sandy, one of the most devastating storms ever to hit New Jersey. This record storm damaged or destroyed 346,000 New Jersey homes and wreaked havoc along our beautiful coastline. Since that fateful day, United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has been there to help our residents rebuild their homes and...
12-13-2016
It’s an exciting time for United Way here at the Jersey Shore! This past summer, United Way of Monmouth County and United Way of Ocean County merged to create a new entity: United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. We will now jointly serve the residents of both Monmouth and Ocean Counties by partnering with local organizations to build initiatives that address common...
10-08-2015
This summer, many volunteers gave their time to read to children in our Summer Literacy Program, part of United Way of Monmouth County’s early grade reading initiative. The program featured some great stories and fun trips to Barnes & Noble stores in Holmdel and Freehold, as well as to our partner sites. Volunteers and children alike thoroughly enjoyed the readings,...
10-07-2015
Each summer, our Stuff the Bus drive collects essential school supplies for students in need throughout the county, equipping them with the tools they need to succeed when they start the school year. Sponsored by J.F. Kiely Construction Co. and New Jersey Natural Gas, the 2015 Stuff the Bus drive showed an incredible outpouring of support. Due to the generosity of local...

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