United Way of Northern Nevada
and the Sierra

September 2017
to support local families

Save on Prescriptions for the Whole Family
Tip: Use the Drug Price Lookup Tool to get your lowest prescription price
While at your doctor's office, use the Drug Price Lookup Tool in the Familywize mobile app to see which pharmacy will have the lowest price for your prescription. Then ask your doctor to send your prescription to that pharmacy.

United Way partners with Familywize to bring affordable prescriptions to all people in our region. There is a total savings to date of $1,581,379 with an average savings of 45%. Helping families with affordable prescriptions is part of United Way's efforts to strengthen families throughout our region.
FREE Family Estate Planning Series - Register Now
The Free Family Estate Planning Series is beginning September 20. The Series of  90-minute classes are offered over seven consecutive Wednesdays at the Sierra View Library (Reno) at 10:30 AM OR 1:30 PM. Call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499 to register. 
UWNNS Receives 'Seal of Approval'
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has announced that it recently received another "seal of approval" from the United Way Worldwide for completing a
series of thirteen membership requirements set forth to be considered in good standing with the international organization for the most recent year.
The United Way "thumbs up" approval reflects excellence in thirteen areas that include financial management, governance, legal and ethical practices, brand management, and community impact. Our United Way participates in a rigorous annual evaluation that determines this status.
Early Literacy Impacts Our Entire Region
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Who needs to read in the summer?
Everyone!  Studies have proven that   summer learning and reading matter.  

Why focus on 'grade level reading'? 

At Reno's Lemelson Academy, the 'Family Reading Program' teaches parents techniques for reading effectively with their children. The program incorporates reading, activities, and related science experiments organized around a theme, such as 'Weather,' 'Let's Pretend,' or 'The 5 senses.'
Every participant even gets to take a new book home for the home library. This is important because of the relationship between reading success and the number of books in the home.

Our mission is 'to link the community's will and resources to improve lives.'
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is incorporated in the state of Nevada.  
Your donation to UWNNS may be tax deductible.  Tax ID # 88-0059327