April 2021 Newsletter
Foodland and Super Bear Customers donate to United Way
Pictured ( left to right) Erin Walker-Tolles – United Way, Janey May – United Way, Jennifer Treadway- United Way, Desi Smith – United Way, Rick Wilson – Foodland IGA/Ace Hardware, and Wayne Stevens – United Way
Thank you to Super Bear and Foodland / Ace Hardware customers for rounding up their change for charities!

During the month of March, customers donated over $4,700.00 to the United Way by rounding up their change at the end of each transaction.

Each month Super Bear and Foodland are giving customers the option to round up their change for local charities. During the month of April, customers are rounding up for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, a United Way of Southeast Alaska Partner Agency.
 
"Needless to say, I genuinely appreciate your support and I truly appreciate the extra effort on our behalf. It makes a huge difference to have your support."
Wayne Stevens, President/CEO United Way
This year donating has been made easy. Just click the link below.
Help Your Community Come Together in a UNITED WAY!
AmeriCorps ⭐️Member Spotlight⭐️
Charlotte McAdams!
Charlotte serves at Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition and has been working as a facilitator for 'Why I Stay,' a project about struggles with mental health through University of Alaska Southeast. Specifically, she works with the youth support group, Sources of Strength. Charlotte also works on side projects drawing awareness to important social topics and community wellness. Thank you Charlotte!

Find out more about Juneau AmeriCorps and view openings, like Charlotte's, for next year's cohort in Fall 2021.
You can Round-Up "Local Change" too, with Local Frequency

The Local Frequency is a new app in Juneau letting you use Local Dollars on purchases at local businesses. You earn cash back when you use the app to pay, and you can round up “Local Change” to support local nonprofits, including United Way of Southeast Alaska.

This is a new way for you to get rewarded for supporting Juneau’s local businesses AND support local non-profits like us at the same time. The Local Frequency app’s Local Change feature allows users to round up their purchases to donate to their favorite nonprofits while earning rewards for shopping at locally owned businesses.

Follow these easy steps to download the free app and get started today:
  1. Install the app
  2. Go into Settings and select Setup Local Change
  3. Pick how you would like to round-up your purchases
  4. Confirm the details are correct

You're all set up. 100% of your contributions will be given to the non-profit you choose.
April is Financial Fitness Month

The Federal Reserve reports that 39% of Americans don't have enough money on hand to cover a $400 emergency. Every adult should have enough money in savings to cover a minimum of three months of essential living expenses. Ideally, everyone should have six months' worth. That means some people still have work to do.
 
FEMA Region 10 and states, in collaboration with Bank of America and Northrim Bank, will be presenting a free webinar focused on practical, tangible, and simple ways to start or take the next step in your preparedness plan. No need to register ahead, click here to join at the time of the webinar. Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT.

Penny Pinchers Tips to Financial Preparedness will cover:
• Banking and budgeting basics
• How to manage debt
• What to include when planning for an emergency fund
• Resources available to help with financial preparedness
 
Subject matter experts include Northrim Bank of Alaska and Bank of America.
Request a pop-up vaccine clinic for your organization

To increase accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine, the City and Borough of Juneau is offering local organizations and groups the opportunity to host a mini pop-up vaccine clinic. Fill out this request form and CBJ, along with Juneau Public Health, could bring a clinic to your group’s location. 

Examples of groups or organizations that could request a pop-up clinic include (but are not limited to) businesses/workplaces, community centers, membership organizations, churches/faith organizations, group homes, treatment facilities, housing facilities, etc. 
Once you fill out the request form, a mobile vaccination team will reach out to you to discuss arranging a date and time for the event.  

For more information, contact Emergency Operations Center Planning Section Chief Robert Barr at 586-0443 or robert.barr@juneau.org.
Annual Cleanup

The 2021 Annual Juneau Litter Free Community Cleanup is set for Saturday, May 1, 2021

Bag sites will be open from 8 am – 10 am, and Litter Free provides bags, plastic gloves, sign-up sheets, and information on the cleanup.

Bag Sites locations included:
  • Douglas Library / Fire
  • Foodland IGA
  • Western Auto
  • Fred Meyer
  • Super Bear IGA
  • Duck Creek Market
  • Forbidden Peak Brewery

Find out more at litterfree.org
Juneau Community Foundation announces three more 2021 scholarship opportunities for local students

Simon & Anna Kirk Memorial Scholarship. The 2021 Simon & Anna Kirk Memorial Scholarship offers up to $1,750 for one female and one male student from Juneau Douglas High School and one student (male or female) from Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School, for undergraduate study, vocational school, or supervised apprenticeship training. Scholarships may be renewed for up to four years. Deadline is April 30.

Alma Harris Scholarship. The 2021 Alma Harris Scholarship offers $10,000 for one graduating senior from a Juneau High School to pursue a higher education at a University, College, or Vocational School. Application deadline is April 30.

Bob & Darlene (Phelps) Stutte Family Scholarship. Two $2,500 awards are available for graduating seniors from Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School or the CHOICE Program at Juneau Douglas High School, or graduates from 2019 and 2020 who are not currently enrolled in a University, College or Vocational School. April 30 is the deadline for this unique scholarship opportunity.

Rain or Shine Learning All The Time
There are so many ways to learn together – from reading a book and making observations to sharing traditions, stories, and songs. The most important thing is time spent together.

Kids learn language by listening to you, and research has found the more words they hear the better. Use complete sentences and scientific terms when appropriate. Ask your child to imitate the nature sounds he hears.