We are in the midst of the most challenging time faced by our generation.
United Way of Skagit County’s mission is to unite with others to build a positive and sustainable quality of life for our community. Racism has NO place in our hearts, lives, or work. We reject racism, violence, bigotry and hate. We work with partner organizations that share these core beliefs and who bring the beliefs, voices and perspectives of those who are underrepresented and marginalized. We choose to LIVE UNITED. #blacklivesmatter
We would love to introduce you to Craig Chambers, our new Executive Director. Craig will replace Debra Lancaster who is retiring on June 30. Craig brings a number of years of experience working with the YMCA of Snohomish County at the Marysville and Stanwood sites and most recently as the Executive Director of the Monroe site. Read more...
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United Way of Skagit County is pleased to announce the July 1 opening of our grant application process. Grants are available to agencies with programs that serve Skagit children from birth to age 5 AND/OR the children’s parents & caregivers. Completed applications must be submitted by noon on July 22.
A big thank you to all our friends, supporters and donors that helped make this event such a success, raising over $55,000.
Please join us in welcoming Sue Krienen as United Way of Skagit County’s new board president, taking over from outgoing president Andrew Entrikin. A retired oil executive, Sue brings years of experience, and a mountain of compassion with her. Sue has been a strong supporter of United Way for many years, so we are delighted to have her as our president.
This photo of Sue is with her two grandchildren, Quinn and Holden.
Thank You to Our Amazing Volunteers
Welcome Baby provides families with handmade knit hats and blankets lovingly provided by volunteers in our community. We are so grateful to these creative and thoughtful volunteers - Wild Fibers and Nancy Dooley’s group ‘Blanket Ladies”.
Because of your thoughtfulness - adorable newborns are just that much more cozy.
Meet Ana Rivas and her baby Mia.
Ana shared with us that every time she started to worry if her baby Mia was on track- a 'Welcome Baby' video arrived and she felt better. Ana is a passionate volunteer and a community advocate that loves to connect moms with resources. In 2020, Ana has been key in letting other moms know about the Welcome Baby Program and its benefits and has been collaborating with her friend Adamaris in donating sewing masks to all the Welcome Baby's moms that need a mask. This to make sure pregnant moms are protected during the COVID19 pandemic.
Welcome Baby is a free community service offered by United Way of Skagit County, offering resources and services for expecting parents.
We're Reading works towards getting every child in Skagit County reading and ready for kindergarten and beyond.
Bright Beginnings offers resources, activities, and opportunities to families expecting or parenting young children in Skagit County.
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