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  The Retreat is a crucial community partner that has supported UWWC for over twenty years through their annual community campaign and with in-kind donations for many community initiatives that they believe in.  The Retreat matches all donations contributed by their employees and their campaign to support UWWC is enormously successful each year.     The staff at the Retreat truly understands the importance of having UWWC’s services available within our community. This year employees have...
Friday, February 9, 2018
BBBS Bigs and Littles creating gingerbread houses and memories at Brattleboro Food Co-op Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont, previously part of Youth Services, has greatly expanded this year. BBBS now covers Chittenden County as well as Windham, while maintaining their headquarters here in Brattleboro on the Winston Prouty campus (formerly Austene). Their one-on-one mentoring program works with children ages 6-18, to help them build their confidence and mitigate negative effects of trauma....
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Left: Josh Roberts, Molly McNamee, Stephanie Huestis, Taylor Knoop, Celine Lacroix As a young professional new to this area, I have been slowly getting used to the concept of networking. As I understand it, ‘networking’ is the adult version of making friends. When I was in college, I met both of my best friends on the same day by walking up to two girls and saying “I like your pants”. After that, the three of us lived together for four years. It was extremely easy. It is far scarier to try to...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Our VITA site on February 1st, 2018. We are ready for the season!  We know that even the most confident people lose their nerve come tax time. We want you to feel confident and in control of your money, and that includes your tax return! You do not need to  ask Siri or Google; ask United Way of Windham County!  We have been a part of this community for 60 years, so you can trust us. We offer our free tax assistance programs so that you can keep your money in your pocket, and we all can keep as...
Thursday, February 1, 2018
AmeriCorps VISTA members Molly McNamee, serving at United Way of Windham County, and Maria Steinart, serving at Big Brothers Big Sisters, participating in a day of service.   On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, AmeriCorps members across the country participated in a “day of service”. My friend Maria and I decided to spend our day at the Groundworks Food Shelf on South Main St, Brattleboro, connected to their Drop In Shelter.  It was a really cold day, but the library and most of the restaurants in...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Carrie Simmons, owner of New Ground Creative. New Ground Creative gives mission-driven organizations and businesses their competitive edge through brand awareness and authentic messaging.    365 days of the year United Way of Windham County unites people, organizations and businesses to create positive sustainable change in our community.  Our small businesses are also present here, 365 days of the year, providing services and products with local knowledge and investment. To honor that...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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