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24 Jan

February 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UNITED WAY WILL COLLECT DENTAL CARE PRODUCTS FOR CHILDREN
Salem, Ore. - United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and their Smile Drive partner Glen Creek Dental will host the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive this February during National Children’s Dental Health Month. They are seeking donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and rinse. Items collected will benefit local...

19 Apr

April 19, 2016 - Applications Now Being Accepted for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

Salem, Ore. – Applications are now being accepted for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds in Marion and Polk Counties.

Congress has appropriated funds for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Phase 33.  The amount available for Marion and Polk Counties has not been announced, however, the Local Board will be accepting...

17 Jan

January 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Four Out of Ten Households Struggle to Afford Basics

Salem, Ore. – Forty-One percent of households in the Mid-Willamette Valley are unable to afford the area’s cost of living according to United Way’s ALICE Report released today by United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. ALICE stands for Asset...

11 Dec

December 11, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley Hires Development Director

Salem, Ore. –
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley has hired Brenda Kidder as Development Director. She will oversee all fundraising and development for the local non-profit.  “I am thrilled to have Brenda join our team”, said Randall Franke, United...

01 Dec

If every Oregonian gives $1 to charity Tuesday that will mean $4 million will be going to help the homeless, feed abandoned animals, save the environment and so much more.  That's the goal behind #OregoniansGive, a state-centric spin-off of #GivingTuesday. Both are digital campaigns encouraging people to donate to nonprofits Dec. 1.

It's a counterpart to the consumerism of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday that says buying...

17 Nov

Children at Wascher Elementary in Lafayette and Edwards Elementary in Newberg receive food on Fridays to feed not just themselves, but their entire families, thanks to a program operated through Yamhill Community Action Partnership.  Last year, the future of the program seemed in serious doubt.  Wascher Principal Kourtney Ferrua said nervous parents were approaching her, fearful that the food would run out. Fortunately, she said, YCAP came through with...

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