Hi Uniters!

As we approach the season of giving, we're thrilled to bring you the latest updates and highlights from our vibrant community. November has been a month filled with gratitude, generosity, and impactful initiatives.

United Way Holiday Project:
Our much-anticipated United Way Holiday Project is in full effect working to spread joy and warmth to those in need during the holiday season. Join us in making a difference as we create a brighter, more inclusive community for all.

United Way Event Recaps:
Our recent events have been nothing short of inspiring. From community gatherings and campaign kickoffs to fundraising drives and learning activities, each occasion has strengthened our bonds and fueled our commitment to positive change. In case you missed any of the action, read below for event recaps that capture the spirit of unity and collaboration.

United Way Programs:
Our ongoing programs continue to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals and families in Martin County. Learn more about the strides we're making in education, health, and financial stability as we strive to create lasting change through community-driven solutions.

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving:
As we express our gratitude for the support we've received, we also want to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving. May your celebrations be filled with happiness and the company of those who matter most.

Thank you for being an integral part of the United Way Martin County family. Together, we're building a stronger, more compassionate community.

Warm regards,

The United Way Martin County Team
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
United Way Holiday Project
United Way of Martin County is the local coordinating organization for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. For 35 years, we have spread holiday cheer by providing toys and holiday meals to more than 700 local families and 2,000 children each year through the United Way Holiday Project.

But we can't do it alone.

This huge undertaking is only possible by pooling the resources of hundreds of volunteers, community and civic groups, agencies, families, businesses and faith-based organizations.

Whether you give a toy, give your time or give your treasure, you can play a huge role in making the holidays special for local families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Be a part of this magical holiday season by exploring the options below!
In a remarkable milestone of a decade-long commitment to helping Martin County families, Zweben Law Group in partnership with United Way of Martin County proudly celebrated its 10th Zweben Law Group Bike Drive Kickoff Party. This cherished initiative, aimed to bring extra holiday joy to local families facing financial challenges, gifts over 200 brand-new bikes to children in need through the United Way Holiday Project.

It's not too late!

Bike donations are accepted and appreciated through December 8. Click the button below to donate!
United Way of Martin County hosted a successful Donor Appreciation Luncheon on November 15 at Bonefish Grill. Guests came together for a conversational program, discussing the impactful strides we've made over the past year and strategizing the path forward for our organization. We were privileged to have insights from Martin County School District Superintendent, Michael Maine, shedding light on how to support and empower our students to reach their fullest potential. Special recognition to Bonefish Grill and Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith for being the event sponsors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our supporters for believing in our mission and continuously transforming lives year after year.

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United Way of Martin County celebrated the kickoff of its annual campaign with the Community Leaders’ Celebration luncheon held at Sailfish Point Country Club on October 20. The event served as a platform to honor the outstanding achievements of the past year while highlighting our goals for the future. At the luncheon, which was attended by nearly 200 people, United Way thanked the dozens of organizations and thousands of individuals who raise millions of dollars every year to help Martin County residents meet their basic needs and build better, more stable lives for themselves and their families.

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United Way of Martin County hosted a highly impactful Community Conversation on October 25 in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Serving as both sponsors and panelists, the esteemed Cleveland Clinic team engaged in a comprehensive conversation about the Martin Health system – highlighting both its successes and challenges. Together, we discussed strategies aimed at preserving and enhancing vital services for our community. At United Way, our mission resonates deeply with the commitment to understanding community needs and diligently addressing them. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated, and we extend our sincere appreciation to Cleveland Clinic Martin Health for their exceptional contributions.
United Way of Martin County and its incredible volunteers had a brush-tastic time painting and beautifying Post Family Park in Indiantown with a Born Learning Trail.

As we dipped brushes into vibrant colors, the park became a masterpiece of fun and learning - where passion met paint, and creativity met community.

The volunteers didn't just paint the town red; they painted it with every color of the rainbow, leaving behind a trail of laughter for families to enjoy. Efforts weren't just a stroke of luck; it was a stroke of love that will be remembered for years to come.

The Born Learning Trail didn't just become a part of the park; it became a part of the community's heart. Thank you to all participants and supporters for helping make this happen!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances and recent changes, we regret to inform you that the Charity Classic Game Night event has been postponed. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to providing you with a new date soon. Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Charitable Giving
To commemorate Giving Tuesday on November 28, we wanted to share a few unique ways to give back to the United Way of Martin County.

With the new year rapidly approaching, now more than ever, your gift can make a difference in changing the trajectory of lives. Many of our donors are making the most of their end-of-year gifts by giving tax-smart gifts instead of just cash. The next couple of weeks are crucial to both meeting our goals and helping you meet your financial goals for the upcoming tax season, so here are a few tax-smart ways to give back:

  • Give from your Donor Advised Fund: Use funds you’ve already set aside to give today. Every dollar given today can help expand our work in the future. If you have a DAF and would like to make an impact with United Way of Martin County, recommending a grant can make a world of difference today. 
  • Our Donor Advised Fund Tool immediately notifies us of your intent to give via your DAF.  
  • Donate Stock: By donating appreciated assets like stocks or mutual funds, you can bypass capital gains taxes and receive a full deduction for the fair market value of your gift, maximizing your charitable impact.
  • Our stock transfer instructions help initiate the process quickly and efficiently. 
  • Give from your IRA: Donors aged 70 ½ or older can reduce their taxable income and satisfy their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from their IRA directly to a qualified charity.
  • Our free QCD Calculator helps you determine your RMD, assess the tax implications of not meeting your RMD, and seamlessly initiate a QCD gift to United Way of Martin County directly from your IRA custodian.
  • Donate Cryptocurrency: Donating appreciated cryptocurrency can make an immediate impact while avoiding capital gains taxes and getting a tax deduction.
  • Our Cryptocurrency Tool makes it safe, easy and tax-efficient to donate your digital currency.

Giving through assets rather than cash can help supporters make a bigger impact. Your smart gift to United Way of Martin County this holiday season directly supports our work and makes a difference in the lives of many.
Leaders United will be participating in Helping People Succeed's Holiday Ugly Sweater Run/Walk on Saturday, December 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and they are looking for volunteers to join their group. If you or anyone you know is interested in getting involved, please contact Amy Bottegal for more details.

Holiday Ugly Sweater Run/Walk
Saturday, December 9
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Helping People Succeed
1601 NE Braille Place
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.

Click on the button below to learn more or schedule a ride!
Embarking on a festive shopping extravaganza, the enthusiastic youngsters of our Students United program transformed into Santa's diligent elves during a heartwarming Walmart shopping spree, all in support of the United Way Holiday Project. Generously sponsored by Toys for Tots, each student was armed with a substantial $1,000 budget. However, there was a delightful twist—every chosen item had to be priced at $35 or less. This task proved to be an invaluable lesson, teaching the students the rapid accumulation of toys and unveiling the pressing needs within our own community. With carts piled high, our young volunteers passionately gathered an array of toys, preparing to bring joy to local children in need.
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 nearly 130,000 Martin County residents save upwards of 80% on their prescription medication in 2023 alone. 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].
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