United Way of the Bluegrass serving Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford counties
ADVANCING THE COMMON GOOD United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life â€” 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 change that prevents 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. Thatâ€™s what it means to LIVE UNITED.
FOCUSED ON THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A BETTER LIFE EDUCATION
HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL by
HELPING FAMILIES BECOME FINANCIALLY STABLE AND INDEPENDENT by
IMPROVING PEOPLEâ€™S HEALTH by
Building a culture of enthusiasm and
excitement for quality early learning. Increasing student and family
Supporting basic needs. Helping individuals and families
engagement and success in elementary learning. Ensuring a successful transition to and completion of high school. Providing a successful transition to career readiness. With your help, we are making a difference. Last year... 1,973 children from birth to age six were served in United Way funded early care programs, which provided nurturing, stimulating and healthy environments during the preschool years, laying the foundation for success in life. More than 27,000 youth were served in United Way funded out-of-school time programs, which provide structured opportunities to try new experiences, enhance skills, build on learning from the classroom and develop relationships with peers and adult role models. United Way sponsored professional development opportunities providing free or reduced cost training to more than 1,100 child care providers in our region. Research shows a strong correlation between the education level and training of a teacher and the outcomes for the children under his/her guidance.
increase their income. Preparing individuals and families for
Increasing access to basic physical and
mental health services. Reducing tobacco use in youth and adults. Ensuring individuals are maintaining a healthy weight.
unforeseen expenses. Working with individuals and families to
build assets. Last year, thanks to your donations... 42,086 individuals and families received basic need and crisis services including food, shelter and utility assistance from United Way funded programs. United Way supported programs that provided workforce development, literacy and other skill building programs to 1,623 individuals, helping them on their road to financial stability.
Together, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own. Last year... 4,260 individuals received basic physical and mental health care services from United Way supported programs. 24,290 individuals accessed United Way supported recreation programs for physical fitness.
THERE IS STILL MUCH MORE TO DO.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY. United Way of the Bluegrass - 2480 Fortune Drive #250 - Lexington, Kentucky 40509 859.233.4460 - www.uwbg.org
- EDUCATION, INCOME AND HEALTH. MEET SHANNON
Not long ago, Shannon Fellows, his wife and four children were living in a van in a local parking lot. With only $300 among them, the family learned about Clark County Community Services (CCCS), a United Way Member Agency. CCCS helped the family with emergency housing and put them in touch with a case manager. Shannon even enrolled his family in CCCS’s self-sufficiency program, where they blossomed. “They really just took care of us,” Shannon remembers. Eventually, Shannon was able to obtain a job and provide for his family on his own. “As soon as I got a job, I worked harder than I’d ever worked before.” When United Way came to his workplace to ask for a donation, he said, “It was just a given for me. We had been helped, and I just wanted to do something to give back. I only did $5 a pay check, which didn’t seem like a whole lot, but I was glad to do that. That $5 a paycheck didn’t hurt me a lick. I didn’t miss it, I never missed it. But I knew it was going to someone that knew what to do with it. And it made me feel good.” Shannon had gone through credit counseling, and even had a savings account for a rainy day. He was extremely proud to move his family into a new home. Unfortunately, the economy has changed over the last several months, and Shannon has again found himself laid off and out of a job. He is eager to get back to work, but knows he’ll be okay in the mean time. He has hope, and he has folks like CCCS to lean on, thanks to your generosity. “I don’t believe that myself, my four kids and my wife would be here if it weren’t for the help that we received. We really, truly feel like we’ve been blessed.”
PARTNERSHIPS TO BUILD LASTING CHANGE United Way of the Bluegrass is proud to partner with some of the finest service providers in our region who work tirelessly to achieve more, working together, than any single group could accomplish on its own. Our Member Agency network, thanks to your generous support of United Way, made a tremendous difference over the last year in real people’s lives right here in the Bluegrass. With your gift to United Way of the Bluegrass, a broad network of agencies receive support to work towards lasting change in the areas of Education, Income and Health. We believe that by working collectively with excellent service providers and through initiatives and other partnerships, we will be more effective in creating change in our community because no one provider can address the complex issues facing our region. For a complete list of United Way’s Member Agencies please visit our website at www.uwbg.org. If you need information on any of our Member Agencies or other organizations across our region, please call 2-1-1.
Need Help? Start Here. Dial 2-1-1. Last year, United Way 2-1-1 connected 16,400 callers with important health and human services.
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Published on Jul 15, 2009
Published on Jul 15, 2009
United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life...