What IS the United Way of Lamoille County (UWLC)?
United Way is a non-profit organization providing support services to the community. We work to improve the lives of local residents by raising funds for other local non-profits and, when necessary, creating our own programs. We work with local partners to make lasting community changes by finding solutions to existing problems. UWLC is governed by a LOCAL, volunteer Board of Directors, who ensure that the organization is run efficiently and effectively.
Is UWLC a National or Local Organization?
LOCAL!!! UWLC is a separate and autonomous organization from United Way Worldwide (UWW). We pay 1% of our annual campaign in dues to UWW, but these dues do not come from donations. Payment of dues comes from interest earned on our accounts and fees earned through grant writing and administrative services. Membership in UWW provides us with important cost-saving measures such as payment to attend out-of-state conferences, staff training, community research information, campaign products, free NFL advertising and ongoing consultation.
Where Does My Local Contribution Go?
100% of your donation stays right here in Lamoille County and is used to support local programs that have been identified through community data as meeting a critical need. Priority is given to programs that empower people and lead them down a path of self-sufficiency.
Who Decides How UWLC Funds Are Used?
We have 3 Impact Councils who are charged with reviewing local data and determining the greatest needs in the Lamoille County community. These Councils make annual funding recommendations to the United Way Investment Committee.
What Else Does UWLC Do Besides Raise Money?
We serve as a valuable community resource and are often the first place people call when they need help. We coordinate countywide projects like the annual Food Drive, the Firewood Project, the Ramp Project, the Prescription Discount program, Emergency Planning for Special (Vulnerable) Populations, New Foundations (a transitional housing program) and the Cornerstone Project (see "Our United Way" for more information on these programs).
We also raise money to support programs run by other local agencies that have been identified as meeting a critical community need. Priority is given to programs that empower people and lead them down a road of self-sufficiency.
Is my UWLC Contribution Tax Deductible?
Yes - if you itemize your deductions.
If you have any questions about the work of UWLC, please contact our office at 888-3252.