United Way News

12-18-2013
On behalf of the Wegmans Ocean team and their annual United Way campaign, store manager John Zammetti (left) presents a check for $26,400 to Timothy C. Hearne.
12-18-2013
The 2013 Spring Tee-Off, sponsored by TD Ameritrade, was a huge success, raising $46,000 to fund life-changing programs as part of our Community Impact Agenda. Pictured here are Spring Tee-Off Co-Chair Henry Hong, along with Kevin Kenney, Joe Satkowski and Greg Markus of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.               Pictured here are Tim Hearne(UWMC President and          ...
12-18-2013
Thanks to your generosity, our 2013 Stuff the Bus drive for school supplies experienced amazing growth and helped a record number of students in need! This year, we more than doubled the number of items collected and number of volunteers.                                                  Thank you to our sponsor, J.F. Kiely Construction Co., and thank you for helping us...
12-18-2013
Issie D’Agostino, Team Lead of Softlines at Target in Manalapan, is one of United Way of Monmouth County’s most generous and hardworking volunteers. She is a driving force behind our Stuff the Bus and Warmest Wishes initiatives, and her commitment has even motivated her colleagues to become involved. Issie’s dedication to Monmouth County extends beyond these drives to...
12-18-2013
During her junior year at Asbury Park High School, Dominique S. went to her guidance counselor’s office to seek help in finding a job. That’s when she heard about the Career Readiness program at the high school, a partnership among United Way of Monmouth County, Center for Vocational Rehabilitation, the SPOT/Visiting Nurse Association, Monmouth County Workforce Investment...
12-18-2013
Looking for ways your organization can make a difference? There are still plenty of group volunteer opportunities to assist in Superstorm Sandy recovery. In partnership with Break a Difference, United Way Rebuild Leaders will teach and manage volunteer groups in painting, demolition, debris removal, sheet rocking, taping and plastering, landscaping and more. To date, we’...
12-18-2013
Stop by the Freehold Barnes & Noble, located at 3981 US Highway 9, to purchase a book for a child in need! United Way of Monmouth County has been chosen as this store’s partner in its annual Holiday Book Drive. The Freehold Barnes & Noble will collect the books throughout December, and United Way will distribute them to students this winter through our early grade...
12-18-2013
Research shows that more students in lower-income families experience a loss of knowledge during the summer months than those in middleincome families, creating a distinct academic gap when it comes to early grade reading. But there’s an even greater problem at hand: without the opportunity to have learning experiences throughout the entire year, lowerincome children may...
09-07-2012
“What kind of community do you want to live in?”  This is the first question asked during United Way of Monmouth County’s Community Conversations.   Based on the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation’s program for social action, Community Conversations is a method of engaging the community.  All of the responses received are recorded and analyzed to discover shared...
09-07-2012
Since our beginning, United Ways across the world have relied on community minded partners to further their mission and improve their region.   Here in Monmouth County, we are fortunate to have many partners dedicated to creating positive change.  Even in today’s difficult economy, one company in particular is continually expanding their philanthropic investment -...

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