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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…
Hello Addison County families, We are in week 3 of the official school closure and order from our Governor to work from home (if you are considered a non-essential employee). Needless to say there is a LOT going on in our little corner of the world. Like any parent, I spend some of  my time scrolling…
The needs of Addison County residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations seem to be changing daily. Social distancing is undoubtedly an appropriate measure to take in effort to prevent/limit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, local employers are assessing what the best approach is in this challenging…
It’s February 3rd, at 5:00 am and Youth Prevention Coordinator, Olivia and I (Jesse Brooks, Director of Substance Prevention) are climbing the stairs of a commercial bus that sits in the chilly Mt. Abraham Union High School parking lot. Along with nine students and two teachers from Mt. Abraham Union…
On January 8, 2020, Addison County lost an incredible community leader, John Dale.  John served on the United Way of Addison County Board of Directors from 2013-2019.  This post was written in his memory by staff and Board members that had the opportunity to work with him.  John's life outside of his…
We measure our success in lives changed, not dollars raised
Part 1 of a 2-part blog series on grant writing tips and resources for small nonprofits
How United Way of Addison County is using grant funds to reduce youth substance use and abuse in Addison County.
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…
Hello Addison County families, We are in week 3 of the official school closure and order from our Governor to work from home (if you are considered a non-essential employee). Needless to say there is a LOT going on in our little corner of the world. Like any parent, I spend some of  my time scrolling…
The needs of Addison County residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations seem to be changing daily. Social distancing is undoubtedly an appropriate measure to take in effort to prevent/limit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, local employers are assessing what the best approach is in this challenging…
It’s February 3rd, at 5:00 am and Youth Prevention Coordinator, Olivia and I (Jesse Brooks, Director of Substance Prevention) are climbing the stairs of a commercial bus that sits in the chilly Mt. Abraham Union High School parking lot. Along with nine students and two teachers from Mt. Abraham Union…
On January 8, 2020, Addison County lost an incredible community leader, John Dale.  John served on the United Way of Addison County Board of Directors from 2013-2019.  This post was written in his memory by staff and Board members that had the opportunity to work with him.  John's life outside of his…
We measure our success in lives changed, not dollars raised
Part 1 of a 2-part blog series on grant writing tips and resources for small nonprofits
How United Way of Addison County is using grant funds to reduce youth substance use and abuse in Addison County.