Miss Wonderland of Trees Pageant

The Wonderland of Trees event is eagerly awaiting their 5th year of celebration and fundraising. Many companies, churches, civic groups, and individuals in all five of our counties sponsor and decorate Christmas trees to be auctioned off, in which the proceeds benefit the United Way’s annual fund raising campaign. The United Way helps to ensure […]

A Troubling Issue Too Few Are Talking About

There are moments that give you pause and make you look at the world you thought you knew differently. For me, one came late last year while attending the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting. President Obama was to deliver a major address on human trafficking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuMk-JGcPUQ). I certainly understood this to be an important […]

Get the Benefits of Healthy Eating on a Budget

You’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of healthy eating. Everyone wants to look and feel better, but sometimes it seems as if healthy eating is only for the wealthy. How can a normal working person afford organic products or take the time to make home-cooked meals? These tips will let you enjoy healthier […]

Volunteering Gets a Big Boost

United Way is always seeking ways to engage more volunteers. On July 15th President Barack Obama gave us and others in the volunteer sector reason to cheer when he not only honored former President George H.W. Bush for his exemplary lifetime of public service, but also issued aPresidential Memorandum aimed to expand national service. Expanding […]

Five Great Reasons for High School Students to Volunteer

Volunteer work presents a great opportunity for teenagers to prepare for the future, as well as to improve their communities. In addition to boosting socializing skills and awareness of local organizations and social issues, high school students who volunteer often may have an advantage over their peers when headed off to college. 1. Gaining New […]