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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…
No one loves filing taxes, right? But this year, it’s easier than ever for simple returns if you use MyFreeTaxes.com. With MyFreeTaxes®, filing your simple returns is free! That means you can file your federal and state returns without spending any money on tax preparation fees. So far, MyFreeTaxes has…
2020 was a challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic made the need to raise our voices and push for policy change more important than ever. You joined us in advocating for critical support for people in our community. Congress responded with meaningful relief for children, families, and nonprofits. But…
I am incredibly lucky to have a job that allows me to be unapologetically young. Through my work at United Way, I am able to provide a youth perspective on substance use within the community. As a Vergennes resident, I had the opportunity to speak at our City Council meeting when retail cannabis was…
Following the July 2020 workshop, "Critical Questions for Anti-Racist Organizations" with Renee Wells, many Addison County leaders expressed interest in participating in a local racial equity learning community. Donna Bailey (Executive Director, Addison County Parent Child Center), Lauren Ross (Development…
At our monthly board meeting in September, after we approved minutes and discussed regular business, we spiced things up in the world of virtual meetings and "officially" launched our annual campaign with a development refresher training for our board. We covered campaign branding, recapped donor feedback,…
I never was the type of guy to build stuff. It didn't fit into the very stuffed envelope of my many other interests. Then I became a homeowner, father, and husband. Quickly, the idea of building and fixing things on my own was alluring, for countless reasons. Honestly, it was the chest-pounding sense…
When you enter the job market, you always hear about how important networking is. This has been proven to me time and time again throughout my academic and professional careers. I applied to and subsequently attended Middlebury College due to a chance meeting at a local restaurant (that’s a story for…
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…
No one loves filing taxes, right? But this year, it’s easier than ever for simple returns if you use MyFreeTaxes.com. With MyFreeTaxes®, filing your simple returns is free! That means you can file your federal and state returns without spending any money on tax preparation fees. So far, MyFreeTaxes has…
2020 was a challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic made the need to raise our voices and push for policy change more important than ever. You joined us in advocating for critical support for people in our community. Congress responded with meaningful relief for children, families, and nonprofits. But…
I am incredibly lucky to have a job that allows me to be unapologetically young. Through my work at United Way, I am able to provide a youth perspective on substance use within the community. As a Vergennes resident, I had the opportunity to speak at our City Council meeting when retail cannabis was…
Following the July 2020 workshop, "Critical Questions for Anti-Racist Organizations" with Renee Wells, many Addison County leaders expressed interest in participating in a local racial equity learning community. Donna Bailey (Executive Director, Addison County Parent Child Center), Lauren Ross (Development…
At our monthly board meeting in September, after we approved minutes and discussed regular business, we spiced things up in the world of virtual meetings and "officially" launched our annual campaign with a development refresher training for our board. We covered campaign branding, recapped donor feedback,…
I never was the type of guy to build stuff. It didn't fit into the very stuffed envelope of my many other interests. Then I became a homeowner, father, and husband. Quickly, the idea of building and fixing things on my own was alluring, for countless reasons. Honestly, it was the chest-pounding sense…
When you enter the job market, you always hear about how important networking is. This has been proven to me time and time again throughout my academic and professional careers. I applied to and subsequently attended Middlebury College due to a chance meeting at a local restaurant (that’s a story for…