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  • Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses

    Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses
    Overnight camp, park and recreation, sports programs. None of these summertime activities come cheap. "I'm a single parent with two kids," says Erin Sheak of Waterbury, who wanted to send her children, ages 4 and 7, to camp but didn't know how she could...
  • William & Mary Law School launches 'Revive My Vote' project

    William & Mary Law School launches 'Revive My Vote' project
    — A project to help convicted felons regain their voting rights is underway at William and Mary's Law School, where a group of students interested in election law has been begun fielding calls to a new hotline for those hoping to do just that....
  • A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless

     A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless
    What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
  • Deerfield Beach business helps Boys & Girls Club

    Fundraisers United Way raises $80K at shoe fundraiser The first annual Wine, Women & Shoes event for the United Way of Broward County raised more than $80,000, the nonprofit announced. The March 27 fundraiser at the Gallery of Amazing Things provided...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Bristol Rotary Gives $15,000 To Youth Programs

    Young people in and around Bristol are the big winners in the Bristol Rotary Club's small grants program. The growing and active club distributed checks totaling more than $15,000 this week to nine organizations serving children and youth. The McCabe-...
  • Autism, SunRail: weekend talk topics

    Autism, SunRail: weekend talk topics
    Autism, transportation and security are among the topics this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: “Flashpoint” and Lauren Rowe bring attention to National Autism Awareness Month, which is April. The program airs at 8 a.m....
  • Decision could change donors' pledges

    This will greatly change who will contribute to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley since funding will be targeted to specific mostly urban schools. The United Way will lose many contributions from people who would rather support programs that...
  • New emphasis on schools makes sense

    The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is a great organization that has provided many nonprofits with financial support. Just like about 10 years ago, the agency re-evaluated its commitments and determined where to get the most bang for the buck....
  • Is United Way's added focus on schools proper?

    The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is launching a new investment plan that narrows its focus to young pupils in 22 hand-picked, mostly urban elementary schools, resulting in some traditional United Way recipients losing their funding if their...
  • Approach sound, questions remain

    I am firmly in favor of funding the youngest and the neediest members of our community. I feel that the results are more impressive. Inevitably, during change, some get hurt. This should not hinder change. It is leadership's job to make those tough...
  • Spending money to make an impact

    The recent announcement appears to be an attempt to apply a more businesslike approach to funding. The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley believes that concentrating contribution dollars more heavily on an area designated as having the most impact on...
  • WFTV special celebrates literacy

    WFTV special celebrates literacy
    WFTV-Channel 9 examines the importance of teaching young children to read in the special "Central Florida Reads: A Spotlight on Literacy." The half-hour program airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday (tonight). Anchors Greg Warmoth and Martie Salt host the show....