United Way Yavapai County News

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

Partner Spotlight: Bagdad PTO


Valentine’s Day is going to be extra sweet on the campus of Bagdad Middle and High School this year. The school’s Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) program has asked teachers and staff to write down one thing about each of their students and colleagues that makes that person special. On Feb. 14, PAL members will deliver those hand-written messages with a card that says “Bee My PAL” along with a bee keychain/bag tag to every student, teacher and staff member. The morale-boosting project is one of several done every year by PAL, a program that began nationally [...]

Partner Spotlight: Bagdad PTO2022-06-15T13:39:28-07:00

Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Paulden Library


Many public libraries across the country rely on a nonprofit "friends" group that helps with fundraising and covers the cost of programs or services not addressed in a library's official municipal budget. For the Friends of the Paulden Public Library, much of that additional funding comes from selling second-hand books. But what happens if you have no place to warehouse your volumes of Tom Clancy, Sue Grafton or Stephen King? That was a very real concern for Paulden Friends group after it started asking for book donations. The group has a mini "book store" inside the library where books are [...]

Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Paulden Library2022-06-15T13:38:50-07:00

Partner Spotlight: The Launch Pad Teen Center


January is going to be an exciting time at The Launch Pad. In early 2022, the all-inclusive teen space in Prescott will open the doors of its new facility, a 6,000-square-foot warehouse on 6th Street. The new location will be a "one-stop-shop" for youth, with a coffee café, computer lab, classrooms, dance floor, stage, music production studio, art studio, workshop area, and lots of outdoor space surrounded by a community garden. Teens will be able to come after school and find everything from a quiet nook for doing their homework to a rowdy room for playing games. [...]

Partner Spotlight: The Launch Pad Teen Center2022-06-15T13:43:25-07:00

Partner Spotlight: Old Town Mission


Old Town Mission, a Christian faith-in-action outreach charity that has served the Verde Valley for more than 30 years, recently reopened after a four-month remodel that included new bathrooms, flooring and paint. Located in a historic building built in the early 1900s, the Old Town Mission works with community members and partners to provide a food pantry, homemade meals, a homeless resource center complete with showers, breakfast, hygiene items, clothing, blankets/sleeping bags and other necessary things to withstand the year-round outdoor elements, a vision clinic and free legal counsel. In addition, they do several annual outreach events [...]

Partner Spotlight: Old Town Mission2022-06-15T13:47:01-07:00

Partner Spotlight: Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona


"I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. " -Whitney Houston Throughout Whitney Houston's hit song, Greatest Love of All, she reminds us how important children are to the success of a community and the future of humanity. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona programs convey valuable life skills that are enriching, educational, entertaining, and interactive while ensuring that their members are having fun. The Clubs focus on academic success by helping to establish productive study habits that include daily homework assistance. Additionally, they help with character development and leadership [...]

Partner Spotlight: Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona2022-06-15T13:29:54-07:00

Partner Spotlight: Prescott Area Shelter Services


Homeless women and children are the most vulnerable in a community. Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) provides temporary emergency shelter to women in a facility including a 19-bed dormitory and two additional rooms to serve moms with children (including sons over the age of 12). The shelter contains a community room, a kitchen, four bathrooms, and a conference room equipped with computers. On average, PASS serves between 15 and 20 women and children each night - seven nights a week, 365 days a year. PASS kept its doors open during the COVID crisis and has remained a constant source of [...]

Partner Spotlight: Prescott Area Shelter Services2022-06-15T13:54:42-07:00
Location: 1678 Oaklawn Drive, Ste. A Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 778-6605

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