2018 March/April Issue
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James W. Horne, Jr.
REPRINT: Improving the Quality of Life
and Saving Families Money with FamilyWize
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has allowed more people to have access to healthcare although, sadly, there is a great number who are still uninsured. These are moderate to low-income working-class people who cannot afford their prescription medication, either because they have no insurance or their medication is not covered under their insurance.

For a growing senior-citizen population, the same applies. It was reported in NJ.com that 52 percent of chronically ill people who are uninsured skip taking their medication and forgo it altogether because they can’t afford it.

Certainly, having access to affordable prescription medication is vital to the health and well- being of individuals and communities. For this reason, FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership in conjunction with United Way of Greater Union County, have teamed up to ensure the best quality of life for Union County residents, by making prescription medication affordable.   Read more.
Sponsor a Child this Summer
It may come as no surprise that summer programs can be costly and many of the families we serve cannot afford to send their children to quality summer enrichment programs. Programs that have a long lasting positive effect on a child help builds character and confidence, academic support for those that need it and life skills, all building blocks for a healthy and productive life.

UWGUC has partnered with nonprofit organizations to support children who would benefit from a summer camp experience. We ask for your help in supporting vital summer programs that will make a difference in a child’s life.

We are pleased to announce our 2 018 Annual Celebration Honorees! Join us from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 when we'll celebrate Caring Partnerships at the Gran Centurions in Clark, NJ
For more information, visit our website or contact us at 908.353.7171
Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Nominate a Rising Star
Help us honor someone in our community that exemplifies extraordinary service.

Nominate a Rising Star Honoree for our Annual Celebration! 
This award will recognize a young professional who lives and/or works in the Greater Union County, North or South Plainfield area with 10 years in their profession, bringing commitment, excellence and ingenuity. They are leaders, entrepreneurs, community organizers and developers.  Outside of their profession, the individual demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in the field of service showing exemplary efforts in volunteering, advocacy and/or philanthropy.

Types of Professionals are:
Nonprofit leaders
Community Developers
Rising through the ranks in their fields
Political Champions

Types of service may include:
Excellence in fundraising
Cause giving or advocacy
Children/education advocacy
Volunteer service

Nominee will be among 2018 Annual Celebration Honorees!

Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018
Play. Network. Golf United.
Join us for Golf UNITED - 11th Annual Golf Outing

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Royce Brook Golf Club
201 Hamilton Road, Hillsborough, NJ


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