The United Way of Addison County is enthusiastically preparing for their 2020 Annual Days of Caring event. As you may know, every year the United Way sends out hundreds of community volunteers to complete dozens of projects at non-profits throughout Addison County.
As you can imagine, placing volunteers throughout the county to support our local nonprofits will look much different this year. In fact, it’s going virtual the entire month of September for our very first Month of Caring!
Our mission remains the same in 2020: to help volunteers develop a deep understanding of nonprofit agencies and give back to their local Addison County community. However, to keep our community healthy and safe, you as volunteers will do this individually throughout September, in your Month of Caring t-shirts. We request photos from you while volunteering, and at the close of the month, will host a virtual “appreciation party” for all participants and sponsors on September 30, 2020 that will include a video of the month’s participants in their t-shirts!
Due to financial constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Addison County’s (UWAC) United@Work program has ended. Thankfully, Vermont 2-1-1 and UWAC is still here for you! Middlebury College employees can dial 211 from any phone for information about and referrals to health, community, government, and human services resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also search the 211 online Community Resource Directory at www.vermont211.org.
UWAC and VT 2-1-1 will continue to provide Resource of the Month information which we’ll continue to share in our newsletters and remember…. help is STILL only a phone call away!
Steve Goodman and his wife Cynthia won this year’s United Way early-bird raffle. There is still time to be entered in the regular raffle, which will take place on February 11th. You will be entered
twice if this is your first time donating to the United Way, or if you
increase your donation. You can find out more about the United Way and
the many ways it helps in our community at http://www.unitedwayaddisoncounty.org/, and you can donate on-line at https://web.middlebury.edu/forms/unitedway/index.php.
Update on the College’s United Way Campaign
We had have 134 contributors so far
18 are first-time contributors
66 have increased their contribution from last year
37 met the 125% challenge by increasing their contribution by 25% this year
We have raised over $89,000 so far, with a goal of hitting $125,000 and to also top last year’s number of contributors, which was 194.
Thank you for considering contributing.
Mike Roy, on behalf of the College United Way Committee