Friday, June 9, 2017
United Way of Washington County, MD and Staples Partner to Inspire Early Childhood Reading
HAGERSTOWN, MD (JUNE 9, 2017) – United Way’s Day of Action is on June 14, 2017. This is an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 400 communities around the world. Volunteers of all ages will come together to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities. Last year, more than 418 United Ways in 21 countries...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Annual Report to the Community
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 6, 2017)—United Way of Washington County will host its Campaign Finale and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at Fountain Head Country Club. The Michael G. Callas Trust, BB&T, Coldwell Banker Innovations, First United Bank & Trust and Keller Stonebraker Insurance are sponsoring the evening’s event. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Online registration is available here.
United Way will provide its...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Annual Community Book Drive
Going On Now Through September 20, 2017
If your group would like to collect books for the 2017 Book Drive, please contact Kathy Powderly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Early Childhood Advisory Council website for more information about literacy in Washington County.
The Annual Community Book Drive is coordinated by United Way of Washington County, HARC (Hagerstown Area Religious Council), Hagerstown Rotary Club, and Early Childhood Advisory Council...
Friday, May 5, 2017
In a recent Letter to the Editor, United Way of Washington County (UWWC) Executive Director, Melissa Reabold writes "United Way is not the fundraising entity for local agencies, although most people make that assumption. As a volunteer-led organization, your United Way focuses on multiple community factors negatively affecting Washington County. It fosters partnerships working together toward a shared goal, because there is no one issue that if eliminated would lead to a complete and positive...
Friday, January 6, 2017
More than 40% of Washington County households are ALICE.
On January 9, 2017 United Ways in Maryland released the groundbreaking ALICE® Report on economic challenges in our state.
Who is ALICE? They are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed families and individuals who work and pay taxes, but aren’t sure if they’ll be able to put dinner on the table. They are cashiers, wait staff, laborers and security guards. They work as nursing or administrative assistants, and in the food and retail...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
It's time for the 8th annual Day Before Day Before Christmas now the Week Before the Day Before Day Before Christmas broadcasting live on December 16, 2016 from the Warehouse behind Breakaway 2 Sports Lounge in Hagerstown 2pm-7pm followed by the Jingle Ball at 9 PM. This will include two bands playing live throughout the daylong broadcast and then at the Jingle Ball.
The Day Before Day Before Christmas includes an auction. The event is coordinated and hosted by our friends at VerStandig...
Monday, October 24, 2016
Community Impact Grant Cycle for FY18
United Way of Washington County is accepting Letters of Intent to apply for Community Impact funding from health and human service, 501(C)3 nonprofit organizations serving Washington County residents. Agencies with programs that align with the Financial Stability and Basic Needs Focus Areas may apply. Education and Health focus areas are mid-cycle with multi-year grants and are not eligible to apply at this time.
Local health and human service agencies...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Washington County Students Learn More about Education, Job Opportunities with Help from AT&T
Program highlighted during special event with Gov. Hogan
Hagerstown, MD (October 13, 2016) – High school students in Washington County will have access to more information about higher education and career training opportunities in Maryland through the OnTrack Washington County program. AT&T contributed $25,000 to support the initiative.
OnTrack Washington County was highlighted during a...