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United, We Strengthen Our Community

YOUR IMPACT

Your generous support of United Way of Larimer County provides the following impact on our our community each year:

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Nearly 800 children in Thompson and Estes Park School districts with 1:1 daily literacy tutors to help them
reach grade-level proficiency in reading through the Colorado Reading Corps program

More than $150,000 distributed in childcare scholarships to help children start  kindergarten ready to learn

After-school and summer enrichment activities to nearly 8,000 youth

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YOUTH & EDUCATION SUCCESS STORY: 
THE MURPHY FAMILY

Fort Collins - When Tom suddenly became a single father of three, he needed help accessing safe and quality care for his children.  With funding from United Way, Teaching Tree was able to provide discounted childare for his youngest son, Miles, while his other children received before- and after-school care through B.A.S.E. Camp.  Tom excelled in his career knowing his children were receiving the support they needed, and their family of four is now thriving.

"With the support of United Way and Teaching Tree, Miles not only received wrap-around care, but he also recived quality preeschool instruction so he excelled socially,
emotionally and academically."

Financial Stability

600 low-income families with childcare scholarships to help maintain employment

More than 1,800 nights of shelter provided through Winter Overflow Shelter

 Permanent housing solutions for 200 veterans

More than 14,000 community resources available to thousands of local residents through 
United Way's 2-1-1 Information and Referral program

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Financial Stability Success Story: 
Stephane Cosby

Estes Park - Stephane grew up in poverty.  Even though she was at the top of her class, she dropped out of school in 10th grade and was homeless off and on for 12 years.  When she became pregnant, Stephane was connected to United Way's WomenGive program.  With the support of this resource and others, she and her son, Finn, now have a home of their own.  Stephane completed her degree in molecular biology and is on track to become a physician's assistant.

"Becoming self-sufficient and breaking the cycle of poverty isn't just about being able to support Finn and myself, it's about living a meaningful life and contributing
to society in a way that matters."

Community Engagement & Nonprofit Excellence

Nearly 3,000 volunteers connecting to more than 500 projects

More than $700,000 in grant awards to local nonprofit organizations to further work in the areas
of Youth & Education and Financial Stability

An additional $40,000 in technical assistance to help nonprofits improve and evaluate their work

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Community Engagement Success Story: 
Julie Shuffler

Loveland - After escaping an abusive marriage, Julie lost her job and found herself on the verge of homelessness.  She turned to United Way's 2-1-1 to get connected with the help she needed to become self-sufficient again.  As a result, she is now happily employed.  Through her company's corporate volunteer program, and on her own time, Julie pays forward the help she received by volunteering with a number of different organizations through United Way.

"I volunteer in the community because I'm on a mission to give back to all of the angels at all the organizations - especially United Way - that helped me when I went through a really tough time in my life."