United Way News

09-22-2014
What does being engaged mean to you? At United Way of Monmouth County, we live and see it every day. Our Board, our donors and our other volunteers never cease to amaze us in the countless ways they are engaged. They work long hours and days to restore homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy, they inspire children to love books as part of our early grade reading initiative and...
09-22-2014
Microsoft has been a generous and loyal supporter of United Way of Monmouth County for the past few years. From participating in clothing drives to disaster preparedness and disaster relief efforts, Microsoft has remained committed to help where it’s needed most. With all the choices in giving, what drew Microsoft retail stores to engage with United Way?Microsoft partners...
09-22-2014
At United Way of Monmouth County, volunteers are the lifeblood of everything we do. United Way of Monmouth County volunteers govern our boards, help us identify community needs and raise the resources necessary to address those needs. In that spirit, New Jersey United Ways are collaborating to facilitate having volunteers lead us in the next phase of resource development...
09-22-2014
When 22-year-old Julia Lautenschleger of Albuquerque, New Mexico decided she wanted to do something other than waitressing this past summer, her sorority sister, Andrea Luce, had the perfect idea. “If you want to be adventurous, I have a program for you,” said Andrea. A few months later, the pair traveled from New Mexico to the Jersey Shore to spend the summer as...
04-29-2014
Throughout 2013, United Way of Monmouth County placed a special emphasis on helping to rebuild lives and homes following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy – a priority we will continue to focus on for the foreseeable future. To date, our accomplishments include the following: Through the creation of the Rebuild Monmouth Fund, we began taking immediate and long-term...
04-29-2014
Addressing the Academic Achievement GapLast year, our early grade reading partners served 253 students entering kindergarten through third grades in the Keansburg, Freehold Borough and Red Bank school districts. Over 75% of these students maintained or advanced their reading level after participating in these programs. A family literacy program was also initiated for...
04-29-2014
All children deserve an advocate to keep them healthy and safe. But when a parent or guardian is unable or unwilling to assume that role, it can leave a gap that may impact a child for a lifetime. Through United Way of Monmouth County’s partnership with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children of Monmouth County, more children in foster care now have access...
04-29-2014
For the past three years, United Way of Monmouth County has partnered with LADACIN and the Arc of Monmouth to provide employment training, placement and support for those with developmental disabilities as part of our supported employment initiative. For participants, the program fills important financial and emotional needs.“As an adult, employment is a key part of your...
04-29-2014
When children are not exposed to sufficient reading or enrichment experiences throughout the year, it’s easy to fall behind academically – and it’s very difficult to catch up. But with the right opportunities, including the ability to learn during the summer, all children can flourish. “It’s proven and I’ve seen it,” says Heidi Zaentz, Executive Director of Monmouth Day...
12-18-2013
It’s been over a year since Superstorm Sandy hit Monmouth County and the East Coast, and United Way of Monmouth County has been at the forefront of the relief efforts ever since. In particular, we established the Rebuild Monmouth Fund to focus on immediate and long-term action to rebuild Monmouth County and meet the evolving needs of the community.Rebuild Monmouth has...

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