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United Way of Northwest Vermont launches 2022 Community Campaign

Lots of people cheering in gymnasium bleachers at the kickoff of Hickok and Boardman's United Way workplace campaign

United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT), an organization dedicated to improving lives in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, is excited to announce the theme of our 2022 Community Campaign: Community Power Amplified.

“Community power – people helping people – is what United Way of Northwest Vermont is all about. It’s the coming together of local people to find local solutions that address the community’s most complex problems,” said UWNWVT CEO Jesse Bridges.

Our world looks different than any of us could have imagined a few years ago.

From social, racial and health inequities exposed and exacerbated by COVID to continued economic uncertainty – the challenges our community faces are great.

At the same time, our community’s ability to come together to address shared priorities has never been more inspiring – or more essential.

UWNWVT’s 2022 Community Report outlines the many ways we are harnessing community power to do the work that no single organization can do alone.

“United Way of Northwest Vermont is investing more than $6.3 million into the community in 2022 which would not be possible without the generous support of over 4,000 individual donors and workplaces who participated in United Way’s 2021 Community Campaign,” said UWNWVT Chief Development Officer Liz Gamache. “Together, I know we can make an even bigger impact in our 2022 Community Campaign.”

United Way workplace campaigns offer businesses the opportunity to engage employers and employees in community needs and concerns, build or contribute to their corporate social responsibility program and strengthen community ties through collaboration and camaraderie.

Workplace campaigns give employees the opportunity to easily donate through payroll deduction. For every $1 employees donate, United Way invests $3 back into the community through the power of collaboration and leveraging volunteers and other funding sources.

In addition to workplace campaigns, United Way’s Community Campaign includes raising funds from individual donors and leveraging philanthropic support from foundations and government sources to address 5 key strategies: Meeting Basic Needs, Promoting Mental Health, Reducing Substance Misuse, Advancing Financial Stability, and Supporting Families.

To learn more about United Way Workplace Campaigns contact Cari Kelley at 802-861-7851 or cari@unitedwaynwvt.org or visit our webpage here.

If you’d like to learn about more ways to give in support of United Way’s 2022 Community Campaign, contact Ayeshah Raftery at 802-861-7831 or ayeshah@unitedwaynwvt.org.

Workplace Campaign Testimonials

McSoley McCoy & Co., an accounting firm based in South Burlington, has been hosting United Way Workplace Campaigns for more than 10 years.

“Community outreach in the form of volunteerism or monetary support is a pillar of our culture at McSoley McCoy & Co. Having a personal connection with United Way through our annual Workplace Campaign and getting the opportunity to engage with the local nonprofits United Way supports helps our employees feel like they are making a real difference in our community,” said MMC Human Resources Manager Caitlin White.

Over the past 6 years, Hickok & Boardman has raised an incredible $1M for our community through its annual United Way Workplace Campaign. H&B held a homecoming themed campaign kickoff event for its 2022 campaign at Rice Memorial High School.

Donning a Rice Memorial High lettered jacket (he’s a proud alum), H & B co-founder Scott Boardman inspired employees with words his grandfather used to say: “It’s a privilege to be part of the communities we serve but there’s an obligation in that, too. We need to support our communities. We need to give back.”