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United Way Of Island County

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Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Human Services, Philanthropy

Mission: The organization conducts an annual fundraising campaign on behalf of charitable 501 (c)(3) organizations in island county, washington. It also contracts with the combined federal campaign to cunduct its annual fundraising campaign on a major navy base located in oak harbor, wa. The primary activities included assessing community strengths and challenges and mobilizing community resources to measurably improve people's lives. This is done through our annual fund raising campaign, partnerships and collaborations.

Programs: 2013 report to the community creating the opportunities for a good life for all by focusing on: education helping children and youth achieve their potential -274 youth developed an increased knowledge of healthy attitude, healthy relationships and personal safety. 266 elementary age children participated in an anti-bullying program. Through parenting classes, 9 parents increased their coping skills, provided positive discipline and how to keep children safe. -over 30 participants were provided a social support system they did not have before and an increased knowledge and connection to their community. 49 teens received healthy afterschool snacks or meals in a safe environment. -103 children who attended daycare were physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially prepared for their next learning environment allowing their parents to work to support their families. -199 infants and toddlers with development delays or disabilities were identified. 7 had pans developed by parents and professionals with goals, services and activities implemented in their homes to maximize their child's development. Income promoting financial stability and independence -570 residents of island county increased their capacity to succeed through energy assistance, family budgeting, parenting classes, and stable housing. 601 received information and referral to other community services. -28 in shelter and case management, 18 of those exited to permanent housing. 2,336 individual service appointments were seen by staff for shelter and financial assistance. -82 participants reported increased knowledge of local resources and helped them better meet their own or their family's needs 36 of those reported they received resources they needed to increase their self-sufficiency. Health improve people's health -8,158 boxes of food were distributed through the local food bank. -19,240 meals served to seniors through meals on wheels and congregate meals. Seniors received nutritional meals that improved life expectancy and health. 3,868 information and assistance contacts were made. Mission: mobilize community resources to measurably improve people's lives. Community impact -foundation for early learning professional development on early literacy, professional learning communities with elementary and early learning educators events supporting early literacy, pilot preparation for summer program for kindergartners, support infrastructure for early learning coalition. -children's day, september 24, south whidbey park, langley: planning committee and participant. -kindergarten readiness calendar: 1,890 distributed throughout island county. Printing provided by the boeing company. -partners for young children (pyc): to support families and young children in island county. Partners are: child care resource and referral, island county school districts, island county health department, nwesd & nw early learning, toddler learning center, sno-isle library, eceap, head start & early head start, south whidbey children's center. -navy league oak harbor: executive board member and planning committee: veteran's day celebration (november), marine/sailor of the year (december). Special -national night out (first tuesday in august) planning committee with the oak harbor police department, island county sheriff's department, nas whidbey and oak harbor fire department. -oak harbor youth commission member: advises the mayor and he city council concerning the welfare, education, recreation, job needs and delinquency matters related to you in oak harbor; assist with coordination efforts, on behalf of youth, between the city, county and youth services providers; advocate for you and youth related issues to the city and community. -oak harbor chamber of commerce: member -united ways of washington member: quarterly meetings with 24 united ways across the state. United ways day on the hill (february) legislative priorities for early learning: early childhood education and assistance program (eceap), working connections child care, birth to three services, wakids. -combined federal campaign of island county: principal combined fund organization (pcfo) for the federal workplace giving campaign 212,000. -familywize prescription drug savings card program administrator: savings 44,646 year to date savings to 540 island county residents. Distribution provided in partnership with medical safety net. -family resource guide: distribution of 17,000 guides distributed throughout island county. Partnering with whidbey news times for in-kind printing. -day of caring with toddler learning center, cada, city of oak harbor, senior services of island county and south whidbey children's center august 4: playground refurbishing project, maintenance, city of oak harbor refurbishing of shelter structures, maintenance of day care and senior center completed with the help of united way staff, board members, us navy personnel, numerous churches and the interfaith coalition of whidbey island. -united way worldwide membership certification june 30, 2013. -in-kind printing for pledge cards courtesy of whidbey island bank. -2,500 even sponsorship grant from the boeing company for 2013 annual meeting. -2nd annual instant wine cellar event, september 7, 2012; 5,000 sponsorship matching grant from island thrift, 500 donation from whidbey island bank, bites & sips provided in-kind by local restaurants and wine cellars throughout island county, celebrity servers. -island county housing advisory board: serving on board and grant review process. -volunteer solutions - administrator: on-line volunteer matching program connects individuals to volunteer opportunities in the communities. -youth united in development: launch date to be determined. Matching youth with volunteer opportunities when they give 145 service hours and "letter" in community service at their school.

allocations program - to facilitate distribution of funds to approved charitable organizations.

children's programs designed to assist children in being prepared to enter school and be ready to learn. Also includes other programs.

allocations of combined federal campaign contributions to cfc registered charitable organizations. The organization serves as the principal combined fund organization (pcfo) through a contract with the local federal coordinating committee to oversee the cfc of island county.

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