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Giving Tuesday

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For more than 65 years, Monadnock United Way has been making a difference in the Monadnock Region. Today, we envision a region free of child abuse and neglect and filled with opportunities for education and financial stability so that people of all ages can realize their dreams.

Consider these stark realities:

You can help reverse these trends by making a gift to Monadnock United Way today!

*The poverty rate is defined as individuals living on or below 100% of the federal poverty level threshold, based on family income, size and composition. In 2017, the federal poverty rate threshold for a family of four was $25,094.


How can I help?

For more than 65 years, Monadnock United Way has been making a difference in the Monadnock Region.

CHILDREN

Today, we envision a community where Monadnock-region children live in safe, nurturing, healthy homes and communities.

Consider this, Cheshire County has the third-highest rate of child maltreatment in the state. 

By supporting the idea that children deserve to be raised in safe, supportive homes and communities, MUW has been making an impact in reversing this trend through our partner agencies.

  • 1,133 families were connected to support services to improve parenting skills
  • 262 babies and toddlers received developmental and social-emotional screenings
  • 482 families with young children received home visiting services

But there is still much work to do.

To learn more about what is being done and how you can get involved click here.

EDUCATION

Today, we envision a community where everyone receives an education that enables them to achieve their fullest potential.

Consider this, the NH Department of Education reports that of the largest six districts in our region, FOUR had fewer than 50 percent of their students score at or above proficient on the 2018 fourth grade reading exam.

Our recent Community Impact report shows that together with the help of community members, like you, we are making progress in reversing this trend. Through our partner agencies we have helped:

  • 121 youth facing adversity were matched with a mentor
  • In the 2017-18 school year, 232 out of 287 K-3 students who were tutored through one of MUW's partner programs showed improved academic performance in literacy and math
  • 579 children and caregivers were taught healthy relationship and communication skills that may help protect children from abuse

But there is still much work to do. The learn more about what is being done and how you can get involved click here.

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Today, we envision a community where all individuals have the financial resources they need to live healthy, happy, productive lives. 

Poverty is defined as individuals living on or below 100% of the federal poverty threshold, based on family income, size and composition. In 2017, that threshold for a family of four was $25,094.

Our recent Community Impact report shows that together with the help of community members, like you, we are making progress in helping individuals and families receive the help they need to reverse this trend. Through our partner agencies we have ensured that:

  • 262 families received tuition assistance for childcare service
  • 3,233 Monadnock region residents received meals
  • 2,522 income-eligible households in Cheshire County were enrolled for fuel assistance benefits

But there is still much work to do. The learn more about what is being done and how you can get involved click here.