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 improve lives and strengthen the community” calls for our board and staff to be equity leaders. Advocating for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in Addison County is what we’ve done for 52 years — but we still have room for growth … (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)