Hi Uniters!

As we embrace the month of love and reflection, our community continues to thrive with remarkable initiatives and impactful endeavors. Let's take a look back at what we have accomplished this month and what we are planning for the rest of the year!

Citizens Review Process - Opening Soon: Your voice matters! Stay tuned for details on how you can participate in shaping the future of our community.

Intern Welcome: Join us in welcoming our new marketing and communications intern, William Swanson! Read more below about Will and our excitement in having him.

VITA Appointments - Now Full: Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is no longer accepting new clients. If you're still in need of tax assistance, scroll down for free service options. 

Tax Smart Giving: Tax season is upon us, and your generosity can make a lasting impact. Keep reading to see how you can make a difference.

Born Learning Trail - Registration Now Open: Activate your inner artist and register for our upcoming Born Learning Trail painting experience.

CPR Training Recap: We're proud to announce that United Way staff and AmeriCorps Seniors have completed our CPR (re)certifications, ensuring we're equipped to handle emergencies and serve our community with confidence.

Langford Reception Recap: Reflecting on a night of celebration and gratitude as we honored a remarkable individual for making a difference in our community.

United Way Holiday Project: Missed our Holiday Project? Catch up with our heartwarming recap video and see the impact of your support.

Community Conversation Recap: Your insights drive our work. Read a summary of our recent community conversation to stay engaged on current events.

Students United Recap: Empowering the next generation of game-changers! Explore the highlights from our recent agency site visit with Students United.

Black History Month & Valentine's Day: February is a month of dual celebration. As we commemorate Black History Month alongside the traditions of Valentine's Day, we honor both the rich history and boundless love within our community.

Monthly Giving: Your consistent support fuels our mission. Consider joining our monthly giving program to make a lasting impact.

Ride United - Your Ticket to Free Transportation: Access to essential services should never be a barrier. Discover how Ride United is ensuring transportation access for all.

Let's unite in our efforts to uphold the greatness of our community. With compassion and collaboration, we can all move forward. Thank you for being an integral part of United Way of Martin County's journey. Together, we can create change and build a brighter future for all.

Warm regards,

The United Way of Martin County Team
Each year, United Way volunteers and donors play a crucial role in the Citizens Review Process (CRP). The CRP is how United Way decides which local non-profits receive funding. Volunteers review grant applications to determine how effectively programs address community needs and contribute to United Way's goals. Then, they report feedback to our Fund Distribution Committee for further review.

United Way is looking for volunteers to help decide where this important funding should go. If you wish to be a game-changer, stay tuned for registration opening in March.
Join us in extending a warm welcome to our new marketing and communications intern, William Swanson! Will is a senior at Clark Advanced Learning Center and plans to pursue his academic career at the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). With a keen interest in marketing and communications, we're so excited to have him bring fresh perspectives and energy to our mission of serving the community.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) appointments are now full!

If you are still in need of tax assistance, check out some of the other free, in-person or online resources available:

  • AARP - free, in-person tax assistance at the Robert Morgade or Hoke Library by appointment only.
  • MyFreeTaxes.com - free, 24/7 tax assistance software with no income requirements.
Speaking of taxes, did you know that your generosity offers valuable tax benefits?

  • Donating appreciated stock allows you to avoid capital gains taxes while making a significant contribution. Learn how to Transfer Stock.
  • Donating through an IRA or Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) allows you to make tax-free contributions from your IRA if you're over 70 ½. Try our FREE QCD Calculator.
  • Contributing through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) allows you to receive an immediate tax deduction while granting funds to United Way over time. Give from your Donor Advised Fund.

Consider how one of these convenient and impactful ways to give might benefit you.

Don’t forget! You can amplify your impact effortlessly through corporate matching programs or by becoming a monthly donor.
Join us and PNC Bank for a day of fun and learning as we install the newest Born Learning Trail at the YMCA's Teddy Bear Academy! Born Learning Trails provide young children and their families with a valuable learning experience while enjoying their day in the park.

  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty/stained (a United Way shirt would be ideal!) and bring a hat or sunscreen.
  • Each volunteer will have a section of the path to paint and will be provided with all the necessary tools, including stencils (no artistic ability required!)

Monday, April 1
8:30 AM to 12 PM
YMCA of the Treasure Coast
1700 Se Monterey Rd

Don't miss out on this awesome volunteer experience - register now!
United Way of Martin County and our incredible Americorps Seniors team just completed our CPR (re)certification! Keeping our skills sharp ensures we're always ready to spring into action and help those in need. A huge thank you to everyone who participated and supported this important initiative. Together, we're ensuring a safer, more resilient Martin County!
The United Way of Martin County Foundation was proud to announce Elizabeth (Betsy) Herold as the 2024 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award recipient. This prestigious award recognizes community philanthropists who demonstrate care, compassion and commitment in support of the United Way of Martin County and the non-profit sector.

Please join us in wishing Betsy congratulations! Her passion for giving back is truly inspiring, and we're so grateful for all that she does. Here's to many more years of creating positive change together!
Reflecting on the heartwarming moments and collective impact of the 2023 United Way Holiday Project. Together, we spread joy, kindness and made a difference in the lives of those in need. Thank you to our amazing volunteers, partners and community for coming together and embodying the true spirit of giving.

In case you missed it, check out this video showcasing our holiday project and all the amazing things we achieved.
We recently wrapped up an eye-opening Community Conversation.
Dr. Savage from Cleveland Clinic Martin Health shared invaluable insights about the varying cardiac services available to residents, and George Stokus, Assistant Martin County Administrator, informed us on ARPA dollars and the unique challenge of 'affordable housing' in our diverse community. George's perspective on recalculating affordability based on wages rather than median income was a game-changer. Ultimately, that is not a decision to be made at the local level but is something to hopefully be considered or proposed moving forward.
Our Students United champions dedicated themselves to making an impact during a transformative agency site visit with Helping People Succeed. Students were engaged in learning about the diverse array of services offered by Helping People Succeed and the profound impact it's had in our community. A heartfelt thank you to Glenna Paris, Gift Planning Officer, and Suzy Hutcheson, President & CEO, for their exceptional presentation and our special gifts!
Celebrating Black History Month by breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and embracing boundless possibilities. Let's honor the past, inspire the present and shape the future together.
On Valentine's Day, we celebrated the power of love and kindness in our community. We hope your day was filled with joy, laughter and plenty of sweet moments.
365 Days of Impact:
United Way's Year-Round Support
Join us in making a lasting impact in Martin County by becoming a monthly donor to United Way. Your monthly contribution provides a steady and reliable source of funding that enables us to address the ongoing needs of our community.

By committing to a monthly donation, you're not only supporting crucial programs and services but also creating sustainable change for our neighbors in need. Whether it's providing food for families facing hunger, offering support to those experiencing hardship, or empowering individuals to build better futures, your generosity makes a difference.

Help us change lives, one monthly donation at a time.
Ride United offers FREE, scheduled, round-trip rides to connect Martin County residents to education, employment, health care and other critical services. Those in need of transportation assistance should reach out to a participating agency to determine eligibility and schedule a ride.
Have you heard of SingleCare?

Formerly known as FamilyWize, Singlecare is a FREE prescription savings card. As a partner of United Way, SingleCare has helped thousands of Martin County residents save upwards of 80% on their prescription medication. Be a part of the savings and get a card today!

For more info or to get a prescription card, email us at [email protected].
Thank You to Our
Impact Sponsors!