Letter to the editor: United Way offers thanks

On behalf of the 30 nonprofits that United Way of Addison County (UWAC) funds, I would like to thank the towns that have waived the petitioning process for organizational town funding requests.

United Way: More advocacy means more impact

Policy change can be big or small. It can be petitioning your school board to require healthier cafeteria meals.

United Way: Compassionate teens serve their community

Tthree students are chosen annually for the LIVE UNITED Volunteer Scholarship Award, recognizing students who volunteer in their community and who are interested in advancing their education.

United Way: Moving forward with compassion

“Are you comfortable shaking hands?” It’s funny to think of how awkward that may have sounded 18+ months ago.

United Way: Invest and see the impact

When my wife, Maria, and I moved to Addison County in 2013, we wholeheartedly adopted our new home and the life that came with it.

United Way: Teens can volunteer, too

Let’s be real, high school students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more.

United Way seeks $635K in fund drive

MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has set the same $635,000 fundraising goal for 2021 that it did for 2020. And organizers are hoping that just like last year donations end up topping that target.“With the uncertainty of the economy and … (read more)

UWAC stuffs student backpacks

ADDISON COUNTY — The United Way of Addison County is once again offering a “Stuff the Bus” program to Addison County students in grades K-12. Backpacks filled with school supplies (including hand sanitizer and a face mask) are now available at six locatio … (read more)

Opinion: UWAC is committed to diversity

This week’s writer is Helena Van Voorst, executive director of the United Way of Addison County. This originally appeared in a UWAC newsletter. UWAC’s mission to “mobilize the generosity and compassion of individuals and organizations in Addison County to … (read more)

Opinion: Homelessness in Addison County

The other morning I received this text message: “There is a homeless person sleeping on the porch.” The first staff member to arrive at our office on 48 Court Street in Middlebury was a bit startled to say the least. The gentleman woke up when he heard fo … (read more)

United Way launches its fund drive

MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) next week will officially launch its 2019 fund drive with a $635,000 goal and new optimism, fueled in part by the organization’s outreach to a new generation of prospective donors. This year’s $635,000 goal … (read more)

United Way bags $1.29M grant to battle drugs

ADDISON COUNTY — The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has won a five-year, $1.29 million federal grant to create more programming to reduce local youths’ use of alcohol and marijuana. And United Way officials stressed the target population — children i … (read more)