Our Stories

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Brian and Mary Massey have been involved with United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in various capacities for over 40 years. Brian Massey has been a member of the Board of Directors, served as interim CEO, and currently chairs the Community Impact Committee and Spring Tee-Off Committee. In addition to being a member of the Spring Tee-Off Committee, Mary Massey joined our Women United group in 2014. The Masseys are dedicated volunteers whose knowledge...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Leah is a senior at Asbury Park High School, and without the Career Connections program, she believes she wouldn’t have a job. When Leah turned 17, she knew that in order to be able to get her own car, she would have to pay for car insurance and other bills—so she started applying for jobs. “I filled out six applications, and I got nowhere,” said Leah. Then she heard about Career Connections. Based at Asbury Park High School, Career Connections is a...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Financial Success Center (FSC) is a prime example of how United Way brings partners together in order to make a more significant impact on our community than we could on our own. The FSC is a collaboration of five organizations that provide comprehensive resources under one roof to help households move from financial difficulty to economic well-being. Free services include job search and career planning, money management tools, financial coaching, tax...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The partnerships that the Ocean County YMCA has forged with 14 local organizations, including United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, has enabled hundreds of individuals to have access to services that keep them both physically and mentally fit. One of the many ways in which the YMCA does this is by collaborating with several organizations to provide free services to special populations through the Healthy Living Initiative, a program made possible in...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Why Did You Choose to be a Financial Success Center Partner?“Providing comprehensive, integrated services to vulnerable individuals and families is a research-based approach that we are proud to be part of. Teaming up with local organizations strengthens our organization’s reach and our commitment to the community. We are meeting needs by being accessible to working families in another part of the county, providing access to additional resources in a...
Monday, September 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 with United Way chapters across the country due to their large investment in...

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