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News-UNITED WAY OF WAYNE COUNTY-

June_8_2018_UWWC_DOC_Press_Release_final__.pdf

 Mobile_Pantry_Flyer_2018.pdf

February 2018- The Wayne County 2018 Spring Campaign kicks off in March and concludes on the Day of Caring, May 23 at the Alex Eligh Community Center. Please contact our office if you would like to sponsor the event, have a project or a Volunteer Team! Click on the "Serve" button on our Home page for more details.  

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December 2017- The Grant Application Process is now closed for 2018.

Foodlink Mobile Pantry is funded in part, by United Way of Wayne County Community Fund!

Thank you to all who support the UWWC Community Fund to help our community thrive.....

 

March 2018- LEADING THE WAY by becoming a Corporate Leader Sponsor-PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE! Click on the link below for more information on benefits.

Wayne_CorpSocialLeadership_print.pdf

CLICK ON COMMUNITY IMPACT FACT SHEET BELOW TO SEE HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE WORKING.......

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United Way Awards grants to Wayne County food pantries

July 2014

The United Way of Wayne County Board of Directors approved a special grant opportunity for food pantries during its June board meeting. Grants were awarded to 19 pantries throughout the county to help build capacity to handle the greater demand for food in the summer months, and the nutritional needs of people throughout the community.

"We have awarded the grants to food pantries right here in Wayne County that meet the emergency needs of our neighbors all year long," said Carol Pettis, Regional Director for the United Way of Wayne County. "We want to thank every donor who made this possible."

Recipients of the grants were so excited and grateful for the support. "It's very rewarding to see that our efforts can make a difference. Right now, many individuals and families are faced with dwindling resources and not enough money to purchase the food they need for basic nutrition. Children get the majority of their daily calories from free or reduced price school lunch, however, when school is out of session, those calories must come from somewhere else," stated Mike Jankowski, Vice President of the United Way of Wayne County Board of Directors.

As many food pantries are doing their best to address the growing demand for food, United Way is happy to step in to ensure that children, families, and individuals are meeting their most basic human needs.

The following food pantries will benefit from the grant:

  • Clyde Food Pantry-United Methodist Church
  • Clyde-St. John's Food Pantry-St. John's Catholic Church
  • Fairville Food Pantry-Fairville Presbyterian Church
  • Lyons Community Food Pantry-First Presbyterian Church
  • Lyons-Client Choice Emergency Food Pantry-The Church of Christ of Newark
  • Macedon Food Pantry-St. Katharine Drexel Parish
  • Newark Food Closet-Catholic Charities of WC and Together in Christ consortium of 8 local churches (Emmanuel UMC, First Baptist, First UM, Park Presbyterian, Redeemer Lutheran, St. Mark's Episcopal, St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church and Woodlane Community)
  • North Rose Food Pantry-UMC
  • Ontario Food Pantry-Hennessey Road-Covenant Life Fellowship
  • Palmyra-Macedon Food Pantry-Zion Episcopal Church
  • Rose Emergency Food Pantry-UMC
  • Savannah Community Food Pantry-St. Patrick's Catholic Church
  • Sodus Point Food Pantry-UMC
  • Sodus Success Center Food Pantry-WCAP
  • Walworth Food Pantry-Second Baptist Church
  • Williamson-Come-Unity Center-Wayne County Rural Ministry
  • Williamson-Daily Bread Food Pantry-Redeem Bethel Church of God
  • Williamson-God's Store House-Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God
  • Wolcott Food Pantry-Wolcott Presbyterian Church

United Way of Wayne County is a volunteer driven organization that improves the quality of life in Wayne County by raising and fairly investing in resources to support accountable programs.

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United Way Day of Caring - a team effort

May 2014

On Wednesday May 14, at 8 a.m., United Way Day of Caring volunteers gathered at the Alex Eligh Community Center in Newark and enjoyed a breakfast, which was generously donated by Wegmans. The morning also included company recognitions and an announcement of the dollars collected to date for the United Way campaign. Regional Director, Carol Pettis, stated that the organization was at 89 % of its $601,000 goal and that money is still coming in. Several companies were recognized at the event and awards were given out to a number of businesses.

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Poverty and the Concentration of Poverty in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area

December 2013

This report was prepared by Rochester Area Community Foundation and ACT Rochester. In August 2013, the Community Foundation Board of Directors adopted a new Grantmaking and Community Leadership Framework

Click here to view the complete report


FoodLink, Inc. is named one of New York State's New Regional Volunteer Centers

Foodlink, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been selected by the State Commission on National & Community Service to operate as one of nine Regional Volunteer Centers. New York State recently was awarded a Volunteer Generation Grant by the Corporation for National and Community Service to establish and enhance a regional volunteer infrastructure throughout New York State.

See full story here



11th Annual Helping Hands Auction raises more than $1300 for United Way Wayne County

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Carol Pettis, United Way Regional Director, (2nd from left) with Anna Mitchell (middle) and friends.

11 years ago, a first grader named Anna Mitchell had been greatly affected by a lesson she learned in school about needs and wants. She was alarmed that some people may not have enough food to eat or clothes and blankets to keep themselves warm. She wanted to sell all the presents she had made for Christmas and raise money for those in need.

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