United Way of San Juan County provides $81,000 in support to local organizations
Posted March 20, 2022 at 4:15 pm by San Juan Update
United Way of San Juan County shares an update about funds they recently provided to several local organizations, including the San Juan Island Family Resource Center, the San Juan Island School District, Meals on Wheels, and Island Rides.
We are proud to announce that United Way of San Juan County allocated $81,000 to seven local non-profits and a school district serving San Juan County residents this year. The allocations were made possible by donations during the 2021 United Way of San Juan County fundraising. We greatly appreciate the generosity of our donors, especially during such a difficult and sometimes volatile time.
“These allocations may help a child struggling in school, a cold weather shelter for the homeless, or an elder needing help with transportation to remain independent in their home,” said UWSJC President William Morrissey. “Imagine the impact you can have with your donation. The number of needs continues to grow, but we are proud to live in a generous community that takes care of their own.”
We have experienced incredible demonstrations of compassion, hope, resilience, kindness and gratitude from the organizations and programs we support.
“We continue to be grateful for the support of the United Way of San Juan County and thank you for the opportunity to request funding again. We share in your goal that all children in San Juan County enter kindergarten ready to thrive,” said James P. Connell, Ph.D., from the Early Childhood Education Initiative Steering Committee.
“Thanks again for sticking with our tenacious volunteer group of social workers committed to making free or affordable rides and deliveries available to island residents,” said Curt VanHyning Board Chair of Island Rides.
Thank you to the committed volunteers who helped our Board process the applications. Each year we come away with a renewed appreciation of the work accomplished with United Way dollars raised by our supportive island community.
If you would like to help with the sustainability and growth of these important programs, please consider donating to United Way.
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