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LET’S BE REAL High School students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more. It's understandable that volunteering might seem like just another thing to add to your various to-do lists. Even so, finding time to volunteer…
The Board of Directors at United Way of Addison County is made up of folks from all different areas of the community - we have small business owners, fellow nonprofit professionals, retirees, financial industry experts, medical professionals, and even a podcaster! While our board varies in backgrounds,…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce our board of directors approved $329,428 in Community Impact Funding to 34 programs across 30 local nonprofits in 2021. These funds were raised through UWAC’s annual campaign, thanks to the generous support of community donors. Historically,…
On a chilly spring afternoon, Precious Chamberlin, the Family Support Coordinator for Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) sat with an elderly woman helping her fill out the forms that would allow her to remain in her home. Because the woman had very poor vision, she could not read the notices she had…
Parents prepare their children for a lot of things. When kids are young, parents set them up with the tools they need to be confident and successful for all their firsts. First word. First step. First day of school. As kids grow older, parents reinforce the fundamentals of basic life skills. Pick up…
Celebrate National Volunteer Week safely this spring with these easy tips and ideas that will support local organizations, help neighbors in need, and improve the quality of living in Addison County.  Donate unwanted clothing, books, houseware, and toys to local charity shops/organizations. There…
Spring has sprung in Addison County! The newfound warmth brings thoughts of blooming flowers, migrating birds, and for high school upperclassmen, prom. Although we have seen many celebrations canceled over the last twelve months, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be shining at the close of…
At United Way of Addison County, we love to introduce our community to exciting non-profits. Please welcome New Community Project! Launched in 2015, New Community Project’s (NCP) Vermont program based in Starksboro brings NCP’s mission to the New England region. They are supported by neighbors, community…
With Tax Day around the corner, it’s a good time to highlight the costliest mistakes that tax experts say we make in filing our taxes. Since 2009, United Way has helped some 1.2 million people nationwide save $250 million in filing fees, and bring back more than $1.7 billion in refunds to local communities…
 United Way of Addison County is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to their Board of Directors: Maria Collette, Jon Crystal, Bill LaDue, and Shane Whaley. Maria Collette grew up in Massachusetts but moved to Vermont 23 years ago and has spent the majority of her adult career as…
LET’S BE REAL High School students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more. It's understandable that volunteering might seem like just another thing to add to your various to-do lists. Even so, finding time to volunteer…
The Board of Directors at United Way of Addison County is made up of folks from all different areas of the community - we have small business owners, fellow nonprofit professionals, retirees, financial industry experts, medical professionals, and even a podcaster! While our board varies in backgrounds,…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce our board of directors approved $329,428 in Community Impact Funding to 34 programs across 30 local nonprofits in 2021. These funds were raised through UWAC’s annual campaign, thanks to the generous support of community donors. Historically,…
On a chilly spring afternoon, Precious Chamberlin, the Family Support Coordinator for Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) sat with an elderly woman helping her fill out the forms that would allow her to remain in her home. Because the woman had very poor vision, she could not read the notices she had…
Parents prepare their children for a lot of things. When kids are young, parents set them up with the tools they need to be confident and successful for all their firsts. First word. First step. First day of school. As kids grow older, parents reinforce the fundamentals of basic life skills. Pick up…
Celebrate National Volunteer Week safely this spring with these easy tips and ideas that will support local organizations, help neighbors in need, and improve the quality of living in Addison County.  Donate unwanted clothing, books, houseware, and toys to local charity shops/organizations. There…
Spring has sprung in Addison County! The newfound warmth brings thoughts of blooming flowers, migrating birds, and for high school upperclassmen, prom. Although we have seen many celebrations canceled over the last twelve months, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be shining at the close of…
At United Way of Addison County, we love to introduce our community to exciting non-profits. Please welcome New Community Project! Launched in 2015, New Community Project’s (NCP) Vermont program based in Starksboro brings NCP’s mission to the New England region. They are supported by neighbors, community…
With Tax Day around the corner, it’s a good time to highlight the costliest mistakes that tax experts say we make in filing our taxes. Since 2009, United Way has helped some 1.2 million people nationwide save $250 million in filing fees, and bring back more than $1.7 billion in refunds to local communities…
 United Way of Addison County is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to their Board of Directors: Maria Collette, Jon Crystal, Bill LaDue, and Shane Whaley. Maria Collette grew up in Massachusetts but moved to Vermont 23 years ago and has spent the majority of her adult career as…