Every Child Ready

Your Support Makes a Difference

We’re working to enhance people’s lives in Livingston County every day. This picture shows just a few of the ways recent gifts are making our community a better place to live. Thank you to everyone who is supporting Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness!

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Great Start Livingston Helps Make Every Child Ready

Great Start Livingston’s highlights from last year include helping parents navigate the support system and understand education jargon. Livingston County United Way supports Great Start Livingston with a three-year grant and takes an active role in the coalition.

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Summer Lunch Bunch 2017

Full Summer of Meals and Programs Liz Welch, Summer Lunch Bunch Coordinator with The Salvation Army, shares the program’s impact in 2016 and its goals for 2017. Summer Lunch Bunch Volunteer Training The Summer Lunch Bunch, the Livingston County Hunger Council’s community meals program, is gearing up for an exciting summer of 2017. Thousands of hours […]

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When Preschool Moves Mountains

Our collective impact work often brings together all our priorities (Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness) for great results. Providing preschool scholarships for at-risk three-year-olds through Livingston Promise is one example. How have scholarships impacted local families? “I did not have to choose between paying the tuition for my classes or paying for […]

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Working Together to Move the Needle on Issues

Liz Welch works for The Salvation Army of Livingston County. She sees the ground-level, collaborative results of Living United through the Hunger Council and the Summer Lunch Bunch. Liz’s Story My name is Liz Welch. I work for The Salvation Army of Livingston County, and I’m the volunteer and seasonal coordinator. I have been involved with […]

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Making a Free Lunch Much More Than a Free Lunch

What started as a way to bridge the summer nutrition gap for students who receive free and reduced lunches during the school year, has evolved into a robust social, educational and hunger-busting program. A project of the Livingston County Hunger Council and operated by The Salvation Army (and funded in part by the Livingston County […]

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Working Together to Produce Results

  Sam Larioza, owner of Ohana Karate and Fitness, serves on the Livingston County for Youth. Hear why he LIVES UNITED. Sam’s Story My name is Sam Larioza and I’m with Ohana Karate. I’ve been involved with the United Way for probably about four or five years now. The main way I’ve been involved with […]

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Collaboration Works!

Seeing that innovation results from organizations working together, Livingston County United Way’s annual community investments will commit 58% of total funds to collective impact coalitions and initiatives. By contrast, in 2010 that amount was 27%. In addition to the United Way’s community connection initiatives of 2-1-1 (the 24-hour helpline), Volunteer Livingston (database of volunteer opportunities) and Day […]

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