Success Stories: Our Community Collaborations
United Way is more than just a pass through organization for your donations. United Way works collaboratively with local nonprofit agencies and State government to find solutions to the problems our friends and neighbors face. We thought you would like to hear about some of our recent successes in addressing community need.
Last year, Vermont 2-1-1 received 1,679 calls from Addison County residents—more than 5 times the number of calls received the first year. This wouldn’t have happened without your support of United Way of Addison County and the collaboration UWAC has with the other United Ways in Vermont.
In February 2015, RSVP and the United Way of Addison County began offering two free programs to help you file your taxes!
The United Way had My Free Taxes volunteers available to guide people of all ages through the process of filing their taxes electronically. This service was free for anyone whose income is less than $60,000.To read a story from this years tax services click here: https://www.unitedwayaddisoncounty.org/Tax-Story For more information, please go to: www.myfreetaxes.com or call 802-398-0004. This program will begin again in mid January of 2016.
At the same time, UWAC and its Board have developed “logic models” to illustrate our own work and are now in the process of developing measurement tools to evaluate how we are succeeding.
One immediate outcome is that a participant in the Projects is going to take what she has learned to statewide meetings here the outcomes for State funding under Challenges for Change are being defined with the hopes that our local work can influence the process in a positive and meaningful way.