Celebrating 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Campaign

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United Way of Northern Arizona is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special drive for the KinderCamp™ initiative! The “50 for 50 Drive,” which is separate from the general campaign starting in September, hopes to raise $50,000 for the KinderCamp program in honor of the United Way’s golden anniversary. UWNA started in June 1967 as […]

UWNA Accepting Holiday Craft Fair Applications

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Attention artisans and crafters: The United Way of Northern Arizona is currently accepting applications for the 17th Annual Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, being held this November 18 and 19 at the newly remodeled du Bois Center on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Join us for one of the most popular holiday […]

The VITA Initiative: Changing Lives

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There’s a lot of great statistics showing the impact of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Northern Arizona this year (and we’ll get to them soon), but sometimes one person’s story perfectly encapsulates why we do what we do. This year, our assistance helped an incredible local senior citizen. She came to one of […]

Take a Tour of KinderCamp

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It’s no mystery why that young boy with the tooth (and toothy grin) is so excited – KinderCamp™ has started! KinderCamp, one of the United Way of Northern Arizona’s signature education initiatives, works to make sure children are academically, socially and emotionally ready for Kindergarten, so they can start learning from their first day there. […]

Summer Cafe Flagstaff

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Flagstaff has a new summer program exclusively for kids that offers free, nutritious meals in a safe environment with no questions asked. The Summer Cafe Flagstaff does not require enrollment and participants do not even have to give their names. The only requirement to receive a free meal is that the meal recipient is 18 […]

The ‘NAU Factor’

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For half a century, the employees of Northern Arizona University have offered their time, creativity and generosity to help the United Way of Northern Arizona make lasting, positive change in community conditions. The “NAU factor” was particularly evident this year, as our annual campaign chairs were none other than NAU President Rita Cheng and her […]

LAUNCH Flagstaff: Providing Infrastructure for Education Initiatives

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The United Way is proud to be a major supporter of LAUNCH Flagstaff, the unique partnership of community stakeholders dedicated to creating and maintaining a world-class education for all Flagstaff students from cradle to career. This collaboration, which also receives major funding from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and The Wharton Foundation, is not […]

Annual Meeting Recap

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Thanks to all of you who came to our Annual Meeting and Recognition Event at Little America last week. Your work and dedication truly shows how Great Things Happen When We LIVE UNITED. Many thanks to our keynote speakers, teacher Brian Locke of Coconino High School and Katherine Pastor, counselor at Flagstaff High School. Your […]

Flagstaff VITA Dates Announced

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United Way of Northern Arizona will be offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Flagstaff starting January 26. You can get FREE help filing your 2016 income taxes from IRS-certified volunteers. The service is available to households with incomes under $85,000. Appointments and Scan2Go stations are available at Coconino High School (2801 N. Izabel […]