2019 Recognition Event Highlights

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Thanks to all of you who came out to be part of our 2019 Recognition Event at Little America last week.  It was wonderful seeing you there, and we were grateful for the opportunity to honor those who are so committed to United Way of Northern Arizona’s mission of uniting for an educated and thriving community. We thanked […]

Kick Off the Holiday Season with the United Way

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This weekend, get a head start on your holiday shopping with a visit to the Annual Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Find some truly unique gifts for friends and loved ones while you support local artists and enjoy beautiful holiday music. There’s even a visit from Santa on Saturday! The fair is from […]

How the Community Impact Fund is Changing Lives

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At the heart of the United Way of Northern Arizona’s annual campaign is the Community Impact Fund, a volunteer-driven process that invests your donations into the proven programs, partnerships and initiatives that are changing lives in Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties every day. Volunteers with the committee make a year-long commitment to investigate, evaluate and […]

UWNA Kicks Off 2018 Campaign

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Unveiling a renewed focus on “uniting for an educated and thriving community” and shining a spotlight on its early children literacy efforts, United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) kicked off its annual campaign recently, with a goal of raising $1.8 million to benefit dozens of organizations and programs assisting residents of Coconino, Apache and Navajo […]

Another Record Year for VITA

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It has been another record year for the United Way of Northern Arizona’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year, 113 IRS-certified volunteers filed 3,268 returns for residents of northern Arizona, an increase of 17 percent over last year. The work done by VITA means that once again and ever increasing amount of money […]

KinderCamp 2018

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One of the most rewarding parts of each summer’s KinderCamp™ is that day when dozens of children in our region graduate from the month-long Pre-K program, a signature initiative of the United Way of Northern Arizona and its partners. The event is known as the “bridging over” ceremony. It features students walking over arched steps, symbolically announcing […]

You’re Invited: See KinderCamp in Action

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It has been 14 years since United Way of Northern Arizona and its community and school partners launched the KinderCamp™ program. In that time, this four-week summer boot-camp has helped thousands of Pre-K children prepare for their first day of kindergarten – academically, socially and emotionally. Now you have a chance to see this highly effective […]

UWNA Accepting Applications for 2018 Craft Fair

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

Annual Meeting Highlights

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The United Way of Northern Arizona recently celebrated a successful past year with its Annual Meeting and Recognition Event. It was announced that the current campaign has netted more than $1.3 million so far. (If you haven’t had a chance to donate, there’s still time. Please click here to contribute.) “Your support empowers people to […]

NAU Launches Student United Way

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Northern Arizona University is helping create the next generation of philanthropic pioneers by establishing a Student Chapter of the United Way at NAU. The student founders of the organization are part of the university’s new Non-Profit Certificate program, where they are learning what it takes to manage a non-profit. The leaders of the group have been volunteers for other […]