United Way Yavapai County News

Partner Agency Highlight: People Who Care


People Who Care is an amazing United Way partner agency in Prescott, Arizona that provides transportation services for individuals over the age of 18 who require assistance getting to essential medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other critical tasks. This non-profit organization has been helping the local community for over 30 years, and its mission is to enhance the quality of life for older adults and adults with disabilities in the area. United Way of Yavapai County also provides funding to help People Who Care grow their Technology Assistance program, which assists individuals who may not be able to commute to [...]

Partner Agency Highlight: People Who Care2023-04-07T03:13:55-07:00

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)2023-04-06T05:10:36-07:00

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

Rebuilding & Boosting Childhood Education


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on childhood education. Schools across the country were forced to close their doors, leaving millions of children without access to formal education. This had a knock-on effect for parents, who  had to home-school their children or find alternative childcare arrangements. Numerous efforts have been made by schools and organizations like the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club to curb the learning loss that occurred for so many children during the pandemic. Ever since students got back into the classroom, educators have made concerted efforts via intervention & enrichment programs to help children rebound from [...]

Rebuilding & Boosting Childhood Education2022-09-30T11:45:21-07:00

How to Donate to Organizations that Need it Most


When you want to donate to a nonprofit organization, it's important to choose one that will put your donation to good use. There are many ways to find a reputable charity and many factors to consider when making your decision. Here are some tips on how to donate to the nonprofit that needs your donations the most: 1. Do your research. Not all charities are created equal, and it's essential to do your homework before donating. Look for an organization with a good reputation and a track record of success in helping others. 2. Consider the cause. What is the [...]

How to Donate to Organizations that Need it Most2022-09-08T15:17:18-07:00

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
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