Celebrating This Past Year!
A Letter from our Executive Director
This Fall marked the first full year in my tenure as Executive Director of United Way of Windham County. Thrust into the leadership of one of our most cherished and historical local non-profits; the learning curve – the skills needed to bring the most out of myself and United Way – has not been without its challenges. Yet, I have been lucky in the examples and teachings of my mentors, peers, colleagues, and support systems. It is a promise to our community’s health, well-being, and continual advancement that qualified me for the job months ago and it is the promise that I continue to make to you – our donors, volunteers, friends, and family.

To honor my first year as Executive Director, I want to highlight some of this past year’s successes for us here at United Way. First, I should mention the successful graduation of the Windham County Dental Center from a program of United Way to its own 501c3 status. We are extremely proud of our former Executive Director, Carmen Derby, as she continues to lead the program through an expansion with federal money provided by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office. We are also very grateful for all the support that our community contributed to its creation and continued operation.

We are also very proud to have been a recipient of a Health Equity grant in the amount of $250,000.00. We believe by supporting systems dedicated to driving equitable outcomes, identifying and closing health disparities, and aligning health equity efforts that we can create a thriving community capable of living happy lives where they can meet the needs of their households and Windham County.

Although grant-making has allowed us to expand our health equity work, grants rarely cover other much needed expenses such as advocacy work, overhead, salaries, or funding for our community impact grants. That is why I am writing you today. If you believe in our ability together to make lasting, impactful, change – that we have a shared vision for what is possible in Windham County - that our long history in Windham County has value, that you make a contribution to our annual appeal!

With gratitude,
Ruben R. Garza          
Happy Holidays from United Way of Windham County! 
Kids in Coats Update!
                     Kids in Coats

We'd like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has made a contribution to Kids in Coats! Thanks to your support we were able to distribute a total of $15,000 to the 4 Supervisory Unions in Windham County. These funds will help keep children warm this winter with new or like-new winter clothing. Thank you for your continuous support!
Donate to Kids in Coats

Vermont 211, a program of the United Ways of Vermont, can provide clients with much more than a phone number or the service hours of an agency. Search through their Community Resource Directory to find what kind of services they can help connect you with. 211 can help you find services for:
  • Aging/Disability
  • Education, Employment and Training
  • Food
  • Fuel/Utilities
  • Health Care and Dental Care
  • Housing/Shelter
  • Youth
..and more.


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