UWAC Blog

In the last four months, we have all witnessed the drastic changes in our towns and cities across the state due to the worldwide pandemic from the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the first and noticeable differences in our communities, was the shift from dining out at the local restaurants, to curbside pick…
Helena recently moderated the webinar, “What’s Next, Nonprofits?” in collaboration with Sarah Audet and Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Panelists included Addison County nonprofit leaders Rachel Cummings (Counseling Service of Addison County), Deb Wesley (Addison County Home Health & Hospice), Sadie…
This story was written-up by Open Door Clinic's outreach nurse, Julia, in preparation for testimony provided by Heidi Sulis, MPH and Julia Doucet, RN to a joint hearing of the Senate Health and Welfare and House Health Committees on April 22, 2020, and to the Senate Agricultural Committee on April 23,…
April 19th - 25th is National Volunteer Week. Perhaps now more than ever, the importance of volunteering is not just something to be celebrated but something to be truly cherished. The groups of volunteers who we would typically see in our local rec fields with rakes and shovels in their hands are now…
Youth-to-Youth: A message from Olivia & Sean Hello, Addison County youth! At United Way of Addison County, it is our mission to preserve the overall health and well-being of the individuals in our area, especially youth.  As the youth representation in this organization, we wanted to give some helpful…
There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities, including United Way of Addison County and many of our community partners. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law…
This post made by guest blogger Steve Ingram, President of Habitat for Humanity of Addison County. It’s not uncommon to hear a healthy partnership referred to as “a match made in heaven.” Heaven isn’t the only place where great partnerships are made, though. It can also happen at Vergennes Day! So…
United Way of Addison County has been amazed by the generosity of our community. We launched Addison County Responds and "respond" is just what you've been doing! We are so grateful. The other day, we received a notice of a $5,000 donation and the donor was listed as "Middlebury College Men's Lacrosse…
April is National Volunteer Month, but no one could have predicted that April 2020 would have a new household term: "essential volunteer." Read more about what it means to be an essential volunteer and how we can keep these integral individuals safe during the pandemic. It's been about a month since…
Last week I posted a blog with the message that parenting during this pandemic is not easy, and at the end of my blog I shared some tips for parents to consider that might be helpful during this difficult time. While I stand by the tips that I shared, the reality is that many families do not have the…
In the last four months, we have all witnessed the drastic changes in our towns and cities across the state due to the worldwide pandemic from the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the first and noticeable differences in our communities, was the shift from dining out at the local restaurants, to curbside pick…
Helena recently moderated the webinar, “What’s Next, Nonprofits?” in collaboration with Sarah Audet and Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Panelists included Addison County nonprofit leaders Rachel Cummings (Counseling Service of Addison County), Deb Wesley (Addison County Home Health & Hospice), Sadie…
This story was written-up by Open Door Clinic's outreach nurse, Julia, in preparation for testimony provided by Heidi Sulis, MPH and Julia Doucet, RN to a joint hearing of the Senate Health and Welfare and House Health Committees on April 22, 2020, and to the Senate Agricultural Committee on April 23,…
April 19th - 25th is National Volunteer Week. Perhaps now more than ever, the importance of volunteering is not just something to be celebrated but something to be truly cherished. The groups of volunteers who we would typically see in our local rec fields with rakes and shovels in their hands are now…
Youth-to-Youth: A message from Olivia & Sean Hello, Addison County youth! At United Way of Addison County, it is our mission to preserve the overall health and well-being of the individuals in our area, especially youth.  As the youth representation in this organization, we wanted to give some helpful…
There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities, including United Way of Addison County and many of our community partners. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law…
This post made by guest blogger Steve Ingram, President of Habitat for Humanity of Addison County. It’s not uncommon to hear a healthy partnership referred to as “a match made in heaven.” Heaven isn’t the only place where great partnerships are made, though. It can also happen at Vergennes Day! So…
United Way of Addison County has been amazed by the generosity of our community. We launched Addison County Responds and "respond" is just what you've been doing! We are so grateful. The other day, we received a notice of a $5,000 donation and the donor was listed as "Middlebury College Men's Lacrosse…
April is National Volunteer Month, but no one could have predicted that April 2020 would have a new household term: "essential volunteer." Read more about what it means to be an essential volunteer and how we can keep these integral individuals safe during the pandemic. It's been about a month since…
Last week I posted a blog with the message that parenting during this pandemic is not easy, and at the end of my blog I shared some tips for parents to consider that might be helpful during this difficult time. While I stand by the tips that I shared, the reality is that many families do not have the…