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Allegan County United Way

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Mission: To mobilize resources to enhance the education, income & health of

Programs: Education, income & health: monitor community conditions in education, income & health. Award allocations of $230,000 and one-time grants of $67,300, to programs at nonprofit health and human services agencies. Foster networking among private nonprofit and public sector service providers. Support coordination and collaboration in education, income & health to enhance the lives of individuals and families

imagination library: house and manage imagination library project. The intermediate school district promotes enrollment. Project delivers one book per month to every child age 0-5 who is registered. Books are free to participating families. Aim is to increase literacy activities (reading and talking about books)to support positive parenting and emphasis on reading in families. Enrollment ranged from 1988 to 2328 per month, averaging 2120 for the year.

other programs: volunteer services: support and promote volunteerism on the part of alllegan county residents with an online, searchable database of volunteer opportunities and capacity for volunteers to track their hours. Engaged volunteers in free income tax assistance, food drive, united way governance and campaign activities. Other projects included a)promotion during the 2015 tax season of myfreetaxes. Com, free online tax preparation for those with income under $60,000; of 149 households us

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