The Pulse of the Community: Be a part of the solution
This time of year reminds us to be thankful for the everyday things we take for granted such as a warm hot meal and a safe place to live. But let's not forget that there are working families who struggle everyday to get these things.
There are 55,000 local families that are struggling to make ends meet. Through our Strike Out Hunger Initiative we unite companies, individuals and advocates to alleviate hunger in Mercer County.
Save the date and get involved on June 16, 2020 at The College of New Jersey to Strike Out Hunger in Mercer County!
Be a part of a vital resource to increase financial security for struggling families in Mercer County. Working families and individuals who make less than $65,000 a year in Mercer County can get their taxes done for free.
Struggling families can use the savings from tax preparation fees and refunds to cover food, housing, medical, transportation, and debt expenses.
United Way of Greater Mercer County is seeking volunteers to help with the free tax program.
No prior tax experience required
Flexible volunteer hours (3-4 hour blocks)
Tax professionals can earn Continuing Education Credits
L-R: Tarry Truitt, Director of Community Impact, Megan Allain, VP of Community Impact and Courtney Matlock, Senior Director of Development. Attending Trenton Kids Count 2019 Workshop.
Megan Allain, VP of Community Impact, is leaving after 5 years of service to United Way of Greater Mercer County. Megan oversaw UWGMC's community programs and non-profit capacity building. Her time at UWGMC, can be summed up by the very department she worked for, Community Impact. We wish her luck in her new role as Director of Community Benefits and Outreach at Inspira Health.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The following companies support United Way of Greater Mercer County's mission through workplace giving, corporate engagement, or have chosen to designate their donations to a partner non-profit. Click to view list
UWGMC is grateful to their individual supporters!
A note from our President & CEO
This time of year, we show gratitude for the many things in our lives. I am grateful to be a part of an organization that is working tirelessly to serve those in need in Mercer County - children, families, and veterans. At the dinner table or in between football games and shopping, reflect on how your local United Way does the following:
listens, providesdirect service, collaborates and succeeds. Please read on and join our efforts to ensure that every family has the resources they need to lead successful lives.
Corporate Engagement Corner
We connected our corporate partner, Holman Automotive Group, to Boys and Girls Clubs of Mercer County for team building and community beautification which included re-painting classrooms and making Adirondack chairs for their reading room.