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Marina Dunn, YAC leader at Page High with Tanisha Anderson
IMPROVE A LIFE. SHARE YOURSELF. GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY YOU CALL HOME.
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UNITED WAY OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY – IT TAKES EVERYONE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE A BRIGH
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“Since Owen started [the program], his social skills have improved. He started walking. The results have been tremendous.”
UNITED WAY 2010 CONTRIBUTIONS RAISED $3,509,275 Community Programs, 8%
– Suzy Simpson Simpson’s son Owen attended a United Way partner agency program that provides early learning services to children with developmental delays.
Administrative Expenses, 14%
Partner Agencies 50%
“My daughter can go to work and not have to worry about me.”
Pledge Loss, 8%
Non-Partner Agencies & United Ways, 21%
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Burns receives hot meals and in-home services through United Wayfunded programs – helping him maintain his health and independence.
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“My friends who need help have a safe place to go.” – Allie Arnette
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Your Gift is an Investment in Your Community Education – United Way’s focus helps individuals achieve their full potential • advocacy for special education • educational child care • literacy skills for adults • personal safety education • services for developmental disabilities • reading tutors for elementary children reading below grade level • youth development • free books for children birth to age 5 • risky behavior prevention programs Income – United Way’s focus empowers families to become financially stable and self-sufficient • housing maintenance for low-income elderly and disabled families • financial fitness education and assistance • emergency shelter for income-qualified homeless families • free income tax assistance • prescription drug discount program Health – United Way’s focus improves people’s health and access to health care • health and safety education • crisis counseling • resource hotlines • in-home services and advocacy for frail elderly or disabled persons • primary medical and dental care for low-income families, working uninsured • home visitation for at-risk families with babies • pediatric therapy • services for active older adults • peer-topeer support for families with premature or critically ill infants Rebuilding Lives – United Way’s focus secures basic needs and services for crisis • disaster response • shelter and help for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault • vocational training • emergency food • free legal assistance for low-income families • therapy and counseling • advocacy for abused and neglected children • supported residential living for those with severe mental illness or youth in state’s custody or crisis
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Teens like Arnette learn to make good life choices with help from United Way-funded programs for students.
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“I volunteer with United Way because when I was younger, I was helped by United Way partner agencies.” – Debbie Esteban Esteban, a Publix employee, heads her store’s United Way campaign and participates in United Way community volunteer projects.
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HOW UNITED WAY STRENGTHENS OUR COMMUNITY
Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson remembers all too well the aftermath of the 2010 flood that devastated many homes and businesses in Middle Tennessee. But what he remembers most is how the community banded together to help their neighbors. United Way of Williamson County played a large role in that effort. “United Way responded in so many ways during that event,” Anderson says. “They were out in subdivisions serving water, and they got a couple other vendors to come out and serve hotdogs and snacks – not just for the homeowners but the worker bees who were there as well. When I think of United Way and what they bring to the community, I think of the ability to get people and organizations out.” Anderson says while his office relies on United Way and its partner agencies during these extraordinary times of need, it’s the contributions to the community during non-disastrous times that he is most thankful for. “Government as a general rule needs the support and help of all our agencies, whether it’s United Way or churches or concerned citizens,” he says. “It’s how they serve our community in those non-disastrous times – whether working with an agency that helps disadvantaged individuals or someone who’s lost his job or needs medical attention – that’s important.” Anderson admits that it can be difficult convincing some that there is such a need in Williamson County. “Often getting the message out is a very difficult thing. Getting people to contribute, getting people engaged. People might say, ‘oh let somebody else take care of that,’ but it takes everyone doing their part to make this a strong community,” Anderson says. “There are times when every family is in need, and United Way has always been there. Without question United Way offers so many services to all our residents. They bring to the table a critical component that helps to unite the community and bring in those services that oftentimes people don’t even realize they need – until they need them.”
Rogers Anderson, Williamson County Mayor
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United Way provides the balance a community needs, Anderson says. “They’re working behind the scenes constantly finding ways to keep these services going – whether it’s childcare or health care or meeting people’s basic needs. A community that does not have a strong organization [like United Way] doing all these things is a community that doesn’t quite have it all together.”
Tractor Supply Co. congratulates United Way of Williamson County on 50 years of service.
United Way of Williamson County 2011 Williamson A.M. 4-page insert