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Partner Agency Highlight: Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS)


The Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) is a non-profit organization based in Prescott, Arizona, that provides shelter, food, and other essential services to homeless individuals and families in the community. Since its inception, PASS has been committed to serving those in need and has made a significant impact on the lives of many. One of the primary services provided by PASS is emergency shelter. The organization operates a shelter facility that offers temporary housing to women and children who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter provides a safe and secure environment, along with food, showers, laundry facilities, and case management services [...]

Partner Agency Highlight: Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS)2023-03-16T13:59:20-07:00

How United Way is Helping Non-Profits do More Good in Yavapai County


United Way of Yavapai County is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of residents throughout the county. They achieve this goal by supporting local non-profit organizations so they can make bigger impacts in the community. One of the ways United Way of Yavapai County supports local non-profits is through funding. They provide grants and resources to non-profit organizations that align with their mission of improving the lives of residents and families. These grants help non-profits fund projects that will have the biggest impact. In addition to funding, United Way of Yavapai County also provides non-profit organizations with training [...]

How United Way is Helping Non-Profits do More Good in Yavapai County2023-02-03T00:13:04-08:00

Yavapai County Non-Profits are Making a Real Difference


In Yavapai County, and across the country, it can be hard for many families to make ends meet. With rising costs of living and limited government assistance, many people in the county find themselves in difficult financial situations. Fortunately, there are a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to helping those in need. United Way is one such organization. United Way works with local partners to support programs that build long-term solutions for families struggling with poverty. United Way provides funding to partner organizations that provide access to jobs, education and housing, help people break out of cycles of poverty, and [...]

Yavapai County Non-Profits are Making a Real Difference2023-01-09T23:42:42-08:00

Strengthening Community Partnerships


How the United Way of Yavapai County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona are Working Together to Support Youth in Prescott & Prescott Valley, AZ. In this article we will be looking at the impact that the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona (BGCCAZ) and United Way of Yavapai County (UWYC) Grant Program have on the youth in Prescott and Prescott Valley, AZ. This article will provide an overview into both BGCCAZ's 2021-2026 Strategic Plan and UWYC’s 2022 Grants Program, as well as how they are working together to help support youth in [...]

Strengthening Community Partnerships2022-12-15T02:31:29-08:00

Help Keep Yavapai County Warm This Season


As the holiday season quickly approaches, it is important to remember those in need. Donating coats, hats, gloves, and warm weather clothing through Yavapai County United Way's Share The Warmth event is one small but impactful way to make a difference this season. The wintertime can be especially difficult for those facing poverty or the unhoused. Winter brings with it cold temperatures that can be dangerous for vulnerable populations who lack the proper clothing and shelter to stay warm. By donating your gently used coats, hats, gloves, and other warm weather clothing items such as sweaters, gloves, hats, and jackets [...]

Help Keep Yavapai County Warm This Season2022-12-07T00:31:29-08:00

How Local Programs are Helping to Combat Food Insecurity in Yavapai County


Food insecurity is becoming an increasingly severe problem in America, and its effects are strongly felt in Yavapai County. Roughly 1 in 7 households in our county struggle with food security daily, making it difficult for families to put healthy meals on the table or access nutritional resources. The causes of food insecurity are complex and multifaceted. Still, they include low-wage jobs that do not pay enough to support basic living expenses, high living costs such as housing or utilities, health issues that make it difficult for individuals to work or cook for themselves, and insufficient government benefits like SNAP [...]

How Local Programs are Helping to Combat Food Insecurity in Yavapai County2022-10-27T06:59:25-07:00

5 Ways to Find the Right Volunteer Opportunity For You


Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of others. It can also be a very rewarding experience for the volunteer, providing opportunities for new friendships, experiences, and skills. There are many different types of volunteer opportunities available, so it is important to find one that is a good fit for the individual volunteer. Here are five tips for finding the right volunteer opportunity for you. 1. Define your goals. What do you hope to accomplish by volunteering? Are you looking to make a difference in your community, [...]

5 Ways to Find the Right Volunteer Opportunity For You2022-08-09T09:43:59-07:00

Prescott Community Cupboard Celebrates Almost 50 Years of Fighting Food Insecurity


The past year has been a banner one for Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank (PCCFB). After working out of two rented offices, the organization tripled its size by relocating to its own 3,000-square-foot building on West Hillside Avenue last May. Moving meant PCCFB, founded in 1973 by seven churches as a food supplement program, could reach even more people in need. United Way of Yavapai County is a proud supporter of PCCFB and, through your donations to UWYC, has provided the food bank with grant funding over the years. Food insecurity has only gotten more challenging since the pandemic and [...]

Prescott Community Cupboard Celebrates Almost 50 Years of Fighting Food Insecurity2022-06-15T13:27:03-07:00

We will miss Chris Graff


United Way of Yavapai County was honored to have Chris Graff serve on the UWYC Board of Directors before his untimely passing this July. Many of you probably know Chris from his years as Board President of the Prescott Frontier Days, which puts on the annual rodeo here in Yavapai County, where he served alongside UWYC Board President Mary Ann Suttles, and fellow Board Member Irene Winter. Chris was not only the vice president of Asphalt Paving & Supply in Prescott Valley, but a pillar of the community and served on several boards including but not limited to: Arizona [...]

We will miss Chris Graff2022-07-27T16:00:37-07:00

The Endless Ripples of Giving Back


Several years ago, the Dalai Lama took to Twitter to send out the following message: “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” UWYC Board member Meredith Dunlap-Sterrett knows exactly what he means. She’s seen it in action as a volunteer leader with United Way of Yavapai County. A donation dropped into a pool of funding is turned into grants, which then lead to programs and services that change lives. Often the clients pay it forward, volunteering for the organizations that gave them a hand [...]

The Endless Ripples of Giving Back2022-06-15T13:27:51-07:00
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