Mission: The mission of the united way of santa cruz county is to mobilize our community to create opportunities for a good life for all.
Programs: United way of scc provides programs and administration solutions for first 5 of santa cruz county. First 5 santa cruz county improves the lives of children in the community who need the most support to make sure all children have the early experiences they need to succeed . First 5s priorities fall in three major goal areas: children are healthy; children are learning and ready for school; families are strong; services are family friendly.
campaign allocations: provided funding to local partner agencies to achieve results in the three goal areas that are essential to creating opportunities for a good life for all: 1. ) youth will succeed in school and in life. 2. ) families will be financially stable and independent. 3. ) residents will achieve good health.
health care outreach - outreach to families about health insurance options for their uninsured children. Enroll children in medical, health families or healthy kids insurance.
I belong to Women in Philanthropy (an affinity group), adminstered by the United Way of Santa Cruz County. The charitible work done by this group is so impressive. We have full staff support to help us guide the educational programs we fund. Every penny we raise goes directly to students and teachers. Our POWER project collects gently used educaional supplies, such as childrens books, and we raise our own money to puschase supplies. The United Way Staff are totally supportive and wonderful to work with. It makes my own life better just to know I am helping out and that every penny goes to the kids.