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Give the Gift of Books: Top 10 Children’s Books of 2021

Give the Gift of Books: Top 10 Children’s Books of 2021

There is nothing better than giving the gift of knowledge. While a book might not be that 100-piece Lego set or Barbie dream house, it is no less of a meaningful gift. A book is a vehicle for the imagination, especially for children. They can learn about places and...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Communities In Schools of Wayne County

Nonprofit Spotlight: Communities In Schools of Wayne County

We are constantly amazed by the incredible things that our program partners are providing to the community. Each of our partner agencies is working in one of our four focus areas; childhood success, youth success, economic mobility and access to...

Becoming a Board Member with Brian Lackey

Becoming a Board Member with Brian Lackey

Our board members are integral to everything that we do at United Way of Whitewater Valley. Our board is comprised of prominent leaders in our community. Each of them brings different perspectives and values, but they share a common passion for Wayne...

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County

Here at United Way of Whitewater Valley, we are passionate about youth success. Not just because this is one of our 4 main areas of focus (youth success), but because children are the future of our community. Each child in Wayne and Union...

Equity vs. Equality: The Difference Between Two Similar Words

Equity vs. Equality: The Difference Between Two Similar Words

Equity and Equality sound alike, have a similar spelling, and many people use them as synonyms. So, what is the difference? To put it simply, equality is making things equal, and equity is making things fair. You may be thinking, "Which one is the goal and why it is...

Mental Health Awareness Month: Our Bootstraps Are Worn and Torn

Mental Health Awareness Month: Our Bootstraps Are Worn and Torn

Our Bootstraps are Worn and Torn May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to highlight some big topics about our health and wellness. One issue that could use the spotlight sounds simple but is tough for a lot of people. This...

Making A Lasting Impact in Your Community

Making A Lasting Impact in Your Community

HOW CAN YOU MAKE AN IMPACT IN 2021  2020 was an unprecedented year, every month there seemed to be a different national or worldwide event, including the first pandemic in a hundred years. As we move into the New Year, each one of us is hoping for a...