Raise your voice for working families on EITC Awareness Day

Raise your voice for working families on EITC Awareness Day

  What would you do if you knew there was a proven solution that lifts millions of children and working families out of poverty each year… a tool that, at the same time, also improves child health and academic achievement, enables financial stability for hard-working families, and pumps billions of dollars back into local communities around the country? You’d probably want to talk about it. You’d probably want as many of your friends, family and community to know about this amazing resource. That’s exactly why United Way’s across the...

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Low-cost health care options for young adults

Low-cost health care options for young adults

More than one in five young people in the United States don’t have health insurance. Are you one of them? Health insurance can protect you from big bills in case of an accident and keep you healthy all year-round. And, millions of uninsured young adults are eligible for discounts to get covered for $100 or less a month. Today is National Youth Enrollment Day, a national movement where young people, communities, and organizations come together in a unified effort to ensure young adults know about their new health care options and enroll in...

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School readiness book captures the thrill of imagination inside a cardboard box

School readiness book captures the thrill of imagination inside a cardboard box

  A box is just a box . . . unless it’s not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Winner of multiple awards, including the Thoedor Seuss Geisel Honor Book award, this month’s United Way of Rock River Valley Success By 6 Page Turner Reading Program book reminds children and their parents that creativity doesn’t require complicated set-ups.   Not a Box/No es una caja is part of United Way’s school readiness focus, which prepares children to enter...

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Group says nonprofits should act more like businesses

Group says nonprofits should act more like businesses

  “If you can’t raise money you can’t grow, and if you can’t grow you can’t solve social problems.” Dan Pallotta working to educate people on how to best approach charitable giving–placing more value on an organization’s impact. Read the article > Boston...

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