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Dear Friends,

The Board of Directors, staff and I are so thankful for your continued support. This spirit of selflessness is imbedded in the culture of Lamoille County.  When help was needed, Lamoille County and its residents answered!

Because of you, many individuals were touched by United Way’s direct efforts…

One parent graduated from our New Foundations program, bought a car, found housing and moved her family across country. 105 individuals were kept warm by the firewood project.  We advocated for 247 individuals at risk of losing housing, electricity, heat or employment. Seniors were provided with over 860 hours of snow shoveling and were given holiday gifts.  42 teens received gift cards during the holidays.  Because of your help, we are able to identify areas where our community is under-served and fill that void.

Meals and companionship were delivered through Meals on Wheels; Recovery Coaches were trained to help individuals out of addiction through Central Vermont Recovery Center; children learned about local produce choices through Jeffersonville Farmers Market’s POP program; Jupiter Farm provided opportunities for individuals with disabilities; Tatum’s Totes provided children put into emergency foster care with clothing and comfort items; Mo’ Resilient identified barriers to kindergarten readiness; and MACC’s Farm to School Program was established.

This year…  

Your United Way looks forward to continuing our efforts to break the cycle of poverty for five families through our New Foundations program.  We will continue providing heating assistance with our Firewood Program because of the generosity and hands-on efforts of our community. We will continue to advocate for those families and individuals who cannot do so for themselves.  We look forward to continued partnerships with Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County, Central Vermont Recovery, Jeffersonville Farmers Market and Tatum’s Totes of Lamoille County.

We are extremely excited about our new partnerships:  With the Lamoille North Supervisory Union to provide literacy tutoring for grades K-3 and Farm to School curriculums; ReSOURCE: Hyde Park to provide work force development opportunity and classes; Lamoille County Mental Health to provide tuition for Zero Suicide Classes and a safe and secure playground for the children they serve; Lamoille County Civic Assoc.’s Wednesday speaker series, and Morrisville Summer Rec. Program which provides enriching activities to school age children all summer long.

With your help and generosity, we can continue our work for the health, education and financial stability of our Lamoille County neighbors.  Your gift of any amount is more than a donation to The United Way of Lamoille County.  It is an investment in your community.  Amazing things can happen when we “LIVE UNITED!” 

In Partnership,

Jim Curran,

Executive Director      

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