Advancing the COMMON GOOD United Way of Northern Arizona is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health. These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to be part of the change. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.
Your United Way dollars make a difference in Education, Income, and Health. EDUCATION
HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL THROUGH EDUCATION » A local principal reported that typically, 25% of first graders required intensive support. This amount was reduced to 5%, thanks to the intervention of KinderCamp
HELPING FAMILIES BECOME FINANCIALLY STABLE AND INDEPENDENT
» $1,169, 168 in income tax returns brought lowincome, working families throughout Northern Arizona. This is a 28% increase over last year.
» Partnering with the Alliance for Children’s Early Success, United Way increased dental health screenings for children by 130%
MY NAME IS PAULA and I love my community. Besides my monthly payroll deduction, I volunteer my time with United Way of Northern Arizona, helping families and individuals succeed. Today in our community, too many people are walking a tightrope—barely getting by, with little ability to save for college, a home or retirement. That’s why I help hard-working families with their taxes. I make sure they take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
When people come out ahead, I like to ask them what they’re going to do their refund. One mom told me she was going to use her refund to move out of a shelter and into a stable apartment.
HEALTH IMPROVING PEOPLE’S HEALTH
How I LIVE UNITED
I can’t tell you how that made me feel. I know that by helping my community, I’m making it a better place to live…and that’s good for everybody.
Sharing my resources and talents, that’s “how I LIVE UNITED.”
Mission: Improving lives by mobilizing communities to create lasting changes in community conditions.
Our Community Investment Fund is the easiest and most powerful way to improve education, income and health for people across Northern Arizona. This fund addresses the most pressing issues in our community, including: » » » » »
Early Childhood Education Financial Stability Health and Basic Needs Neighborhood Development Helping the Working Poor*
* You may be eligible for a state tax credit. Consult your tax advisor.
Your investment in our community will help create positive lasting changes. Simply put, it’s the most proactive way to improve lives. Because united, we can make a difference. United, we are powerful. United, we can change what we see in our world.
LIVE UNITED IN NORTHERN ARIZONA. JOIN HANDS. OPEN YOUR HEART. LEND YOUR MUSCLE.
FIND YOUR VOICE. GIVE 10%. GIVE 100%.
GIVE 110% GIVE AN HOUR. GIVE A SATURDAY.
THINK OF WE BEFORE ME. REACH OUT A HAND TO ONE AND
INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL.
Photography by Tom Alexander Photography. Special thanks to: Destiney Evans, Alice & Mathew Ferris, Rebecca, Catherine and Christopher Garcia, Eunice Nicks and Paula Stefani.
Community Investment Fund
United Way of Northern Arizona
1515 E. Cedar Ave., Suite D-1 Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-773-9813 928-773-9814 fax www.nazunitedway.org
Serving: Greater Flagstaff Northeast Arizona 928-368-4628 Page 928-645-6963
United Way of Northern Arizona
Published on Jun 30, 2008
Alice Ferris, ACFRE and son Matthew are featured in the United Way of Northern Arizona Brochure highlighting the "Live United" campaign.