Tag: United Way of Northern Arizona

United Way of Northern Arizona — Partner Update: Quality Connections Launches QCKids

| February 9, 2021
United Way of Northern Arizona — Partner Update: Quality Connections Launches QCKids

Quality Connections, a United Way of Northern Arizona partner agency, recently opened up a child care program called QCKids at its offices in East Flagstaff. However, as with many things in the era of Covid-19, the launch wasn’t quite what they expected.

At first blush, operating child care services might seem a little off-brand for the nonprofit, whose mission is to help adults with disabilities become more independent through employment opportunities, job training and practical life learning programs.

QCKids, however, was designed to align with the organization’s goals as it would provide training for Quality Connection clients who wanted to explore careers in child care. The added benefit was the new service would be targeted to underserved populations – low-income families and those with children who have disabilities.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Happy Holidays & Thank YOU!

| December 29, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Happy Holidays & Thank YOU!

Holiday greetings from your United Way of Northern Arizona. It’s been a year of coronavirus crisis and endless Zoom meetings and missing the many times we usually get to connect. But we have made it through 2020 and are looking forward to happier days in the New Year.

We wanted to thank you for your past support and give you a quick update on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) campaign that ended earlier this month. This was a nationwide effort, timed to coincide with the release of a documentary about DPIL.

We are happy to report that we raised $7,175 during the campaign, enough to provide just under 3,000 books for children registered for the program in our region. Thank you so much for your support.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — The Most Important Thing She’s Ever Done

| December 8, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The Most Important Thing She’s Ever Done

Dolly Parton, simply put, is a legend. An icon. A cultural touchstone. She’s had phenomenal commercial and critical success. She’s earned an “EGOT,” winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Her career spans a half century and she’s still going strong. Not bad for a kid born in a one-room cabin in the mountains of east Tennessee.

But before he passed away, her father told her that probably the most important thing she’s ever done was to start her “Imagination Library.”

“Now I can’t tell you how much that meant to me because I created the Imagination Library as a tribute to my Daddy,” she says. “He was the smartest man I’ve ever known, but I knew in my heart, his inability to read probably kept him from seeing all his dreams come true. Inspiring kids to love to read became my mission.”

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

| November 24, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

Nationally, only 3 in 10 students entering the 4th grade are proficient readers.(1) That’s disheartening enough, but here’s the really scary statistic: children who aren’t reading proficiently by the 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.(2)

Instilling a love of reading is the key to success for our children. It’s the foundation upon which their education is built.

That’s why United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is proud to partner with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) to make sure children in Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties discover the world of books in those critical years before they enter school.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Early Childhood Education is the ‘Golden Ticket’

| November 10, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Early Childhood Education is the ‘Golden Ticket’

Your relationship with the United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is a partnership that creates lasting, positive changes in our community.

Part of UWNA’s role is to do research so that your generous donations are directed to the programs and initiatives that have the most impact. In short, UWNA community investment volunteers work to ensure that you get the best possible return on your investment.

Early childhood development and educationmight represent the best ROI possible today.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Priah Explains It All for You

| November 3, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Priah Explains It All for You

Sometimes as adults, we make things too complicated when they really are quite simple. Like why it’s so important to Live United.

That’s why we asked our friend (and United Way “spokes-kid”) Priah to break it all down and show how your donation to our Annual Campaign changes lives and makes our community stronger.

She has props. She has costumes. She thinks she needs a latte, but we’re not so sure we agree.

Take a break and enjoy this video!

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In Times of Trouble, United Way of Northern Arizona is There

| October 27, 2020
In Times of Trouble, United Way of Northern Arizona is There

What do W. L. Gore & Associates, Wells Fargo, Northern Arizona University, Kinney Construction, Nestle Purina, the City of Flagstaff and Navajo County all have in common?

They are a handful of the companies and organizations that have lent their best and brightest to serve on the United Way of Northern Arizona Board of Directors.

This year we are proud to say that we have 100% participation by our 22-member board in this year’s Annual Campaign.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — 2020 Campaign Kickoff is Here

| October 6, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — 2020 Campaign Kickoff is Here

Click here for the entire e-newsletter     UWNA Launches 2020 Campaign   Hello,   The United Way of Northern Arizona 2020 fundraising campaign is here!   Like most things in 2020, the kickoff to our annual campaign looks a little different than in previous years. COVID-19 means a safe and socially responsible virtual campaign […]

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United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund Reaching the Overlooked & Underserved Populations

| September 8, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund Reaching the Overlooked & Underserved Populations

When we started the COVID-19 Fund back in March, our goal was to quickly turn your donations into support for local organizations meeting the basic needs of our residents during this unprecedented time. Our expertise means we can cut down on the ‘red tape’ and rapidly get money to agencies that are highly skilled at meeting this moment.

Your generosity has allowed us to distribute almost $400,000 to local nonprofits including food banks, child care providers and homeless shelters. Often, your gifts have helped communities and populations that are overlooked or underserved.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Attention Past & Future Volunteers!

| July 28, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Attention Past & Future Volunteers!

It’s no secret that one of the reasons the United Way of Northern Arizona has such great impact is our volunteers. They give the most precious resource there is – time – when there’s a crisis, an event, or a program that needs some help.

Simply put, we wouldn’t be able to ‘Step Up for Our Youth’ and our community without them.

We are proud to announce that we now have VolunteerHub, a digital tool for registering volunteers and notifying them when events, opportunities, or emergencies occur, such as:

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