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      United Way Funds New Programs from page 1          This program will provide culturally sensitive, low literacy   Martin Volunteers, more than 1,200 volunteers devoted nearly
                                                         materials that will engage and empower families to make   100,000 reported hours in service to nonprofit and public
      that assist individuals and families in Martin County who   healthy decisions.                       agencies, providing an estimated dollar value of $2.24 million
      are struggling to meet basic needs in the areas of education,      United Way’s impact goes beyond financial support.   for their volunteer time.
      financial stability and health.                    Each year the organization helps taxpayers in low-income      To learn more about United Way of Martin County
                                                         households keep more of their hard-earned money by   and to view a full list of funded programs, visit www.
                                                         providing free tax preparation services. This year, trained
                                                         volunteers prepared 267 tax returns for Martin County   About United Way Of Martin County
                                                         residents. This free tax preparation program brought $298,585      United Way of Martin County’s mission is to lift the
                                                         back to residents and into the community through tax refunds   community and change lives together through the collective
                                                         while saving $70,000 in tax preparation fees.     power of advancing the common good. Since 1972, the United
                                                            United Way’s passionate and hardworking volunteer   Way has been working to create long-term social change
                                                         network also drives meaningful impact in the community.   and provide support to Martin County residents by investing
                                                         Through United Way of Martin County’s volunteer center,   in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve
                                                                                                           education, and support financial stability.

      United Way presented a grant to ARC of Martin County and
      Helping People Succeed for a collaborative program, Project
      Search. Left to right: ARC of Martin County Chief Operations
      Officer Danielle Sexton-Wells; United Way of Martin County
      President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez; ARC of Martin
      County President/CEO Keith Muniz; Helping People Succeed
      President/CEO Suzy Hutcheson; Helping People Succeed
      Vice President, Successful Futures France Mason; United
      Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich  United Way of Martin County presented three grants to the
                                                         Martin County School District. Left to right: Health Services   United Way of Martin County presented two grants to Martin
         “Many people are surprised to learn that 41 percent of our   Manager, MCSD Pre-K Programs Stuart Learning Center   County Healthy Start. Martin County Healthy Start’s Lisa
      households are either living in or on the edge of poverty,”   Site Manager, Sheila Moore; MCSD Director of Curriculum   Kieffer, prenatal outreach manager; Samantha Suffich,
      said United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G.   and Instruction Mary White; United Way of Martin County   executive director; Aubrey Campbell, manager of operations;
      Houwaart-Diez. “Our problems may be well hidden, but at   President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez; MCSD Director   with United Way of Martin County’s President/CEO Carol G.
      United Way we go looking for our community’s most daunting   of Pre-Kindergarten Programs Jennifer Corkern; MCSD   Houwaart-Diez (holding Otis Campbell) and United Way of
      social crises and we find every dollar we can to address them.”  Coordinator of Reading/Language Arts Shannon Blount; United   Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich
         In education, United Way is investing in programs that   Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich
      increase the quality of preschools available to our kids as                                                         Photo Credit: Chaplain L. C. Campbell
      well as focus on achieving grade-level reading, and provide
      the support necessary to see our kids through high school
      graduation and beyond.
         For financial stability, United Way is investing in programs
      helping individuals and families achieve and maintain financial
      stability with a focus on workforce development through
      education, job placement and retention and legal mediation.
      The goal is to help our community earn it, keep it and save it.
      United Way is also supporting food and housing assistance
         And in the focus area of health, United Way is investing in
      programs that help our community members prevent trauma,
      make healthy choices, manage chronic disease and increase
      access to health care.
         United Way invested in a number of new programs this
      year including:
         • A challenge grant for Project LIFT Pre-Apprenticeship   United Way of Martin County presented two grants to Salvation
      Certification Program. The Pre-Apprenticeship Program in   Army of Martin County. Left to right: United Way of Martin
      carpentry that allows teens access to a career pathway with a   County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez; Salvation
      livable wage;                                      Army Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator Kim Johnson;
         • Helping People Succeed’s Behavioral Services program.   Salvation Army Corps Officer Captain Christine Kim; United
      This program will provide parenting classes, support and   Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich
      outreach for special child
      populations, including Autism
      Spectrum Disorders (ASD),
      pre- and post-adoptive and
      foster children, and children
      with behavior disorders.
         • Martin County School
      District Getting Ready for
      Kindergarten program. This is
      a summer program for children
      entering kindergarten with                                                                              Big Boat. Small Boat. No Boat.
      suspected below level literacy
                                                                                                                  Stuart CoriNthiaN YaCht CluB ...
      mastery and professional                                                                                 is the Treasure Coast’s premier destination for friendship and
      development for VPK teachers                                                                            fun, both on and off the water. Our casually elegant waterfront
      at child care centers.                                                                                  clubhouse and marina provide the perfect location for sharing
         • Martin County School  United Way of Martin County staff and board members announced that the organization has   fun-filled days and warm evenings with friends. Share in the fun!
      District Head Start program.  invested $2,204,848 in Martin County for 2018/19.

                                                                                                                Weekly Happy Hour  & Dinner • Theme Parties
                                                                                                                     Dinner Dances • Cruising Program
                                                                                                                      Sport Clay Shooting • Mah Jong
                                                                                                              Ladies Luncheons • Poker • Book Club • Film Club
                                                                                                                           and so much more!

                                                                                                                      CaLL or eMaiL ToDay!
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      As part of United Way of Martin County’s $2,204,848 impact, the organization announced community impact grant awards   4725 SE Capstan Avenue • Stuart, Florida 34997
      for 47 local programs and initiatives totaling $983,042.
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