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.
Making a donation to Monadnock United Way on GivingTuesday demonstrates your compassion and support of critical local community organizations. But it’s about more than a donation – it’s about making a difference for people like Corinne Marcou who lost her job in the recession of 2008 and like many others at the time had difficulty make ends meet. Corrine relied on assistance from Southwestern Community Services and The Community Kitchen for some basic needs during her time of crisis. Those agencies were able to help her because this community stepped up for neighbors in need then and have continued to step up to make a difference. Click to read more of Corrine's story.
Consider this. Prior to Covid-19:
- We had the third highest rate of child abuse and neglect in the state
- Our children scored lower than the rest of the state in English and math
- One quarter of our residents were low-income. The rest of NH the rate is 1 in 5
These statistics are likely to get worse in the months to come.
When our neighbors cannot work, earn enough money, afford to buy enough food or keep a roof over their heads, hardships grow and multiply. This creates toxic stress that affects entire families and communities. And a downward cycle continues.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Our region has proven time and again that we are Better Together.
United Together, we can:
- Ensure people have good food and safe homes to live in
- Prepare children and families for success
- Create financially stable homes
Your neighbors need your help more than ever to receive critical services that keep people and families whole.