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United, We Strengthen Our Community

YOUR IMPACT

Your generous support of United Way of Larimer County provides the following impact on our our community each year:

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Nearly 700 children in Thompson and Estes Park School districts provided 1:1 daily literacy tutoring to help them
reach grade-level proficiency in reading through the Colorado Reading Corps program

More than $100,000 distributed in childcare scholarships to help children start kindergarten ready to learn

After-school and summer enrichment activities to nearly 5,500 youth

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your dollars at work:  the oliver family

Isaiah was born with a rare syndrome causing a cleft lip and palate, heart defects and developmental delays.  United Way of Larimer County provides funding to local agency Respite Care for childcare scholarships for kids like Isaiah.  With this funding, families pay an average of $5.62 per hour rather than the actual cost of $21 per hour for specialized care and learning program for their young children.
He is now a vibrant seven year-old who is blooming thanks to the support of United Way and Respite Care.

“United Way and Respite Care have changed my family’s life in a very personal way. The community has come together to help families – especially my family – thrive and gain financial stability.” - Jessica Oliver

Financial Stability

600 low-income families with childcare scholarships to help maintain employment

More than 1,800 nights of shelter provided through Winter Overflow Shelter programs
during the season's coldest nights

 5,200 individuals participated in programs to increase income

More than 9,000 connections made to community resources through 
United Way's 2-1-1 Information and Referral program

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your dollars at work:  the jaramillo family

Dennis, Bethany and Bonefacio Jaramillo lived in a hotel for more than a year after Dennis became disabled and could no longer work his manufacturing job and they lost their home.  Even though Bethany was working full time, they were on the verge of living in their car.  Through United Way's 2-1-1, they were connected to Neighbor to Neighbor, placed in stable housing and are now thriving.  With funding from United Way, Neighbor to Neighbor helped 63 families like the Jaramillos prevent eviction just last year.

“Having stability and a safe place to rest our heads is such a huge thing.  I can’t believe all that Neighbor to Neighbor and United Way have done for us. Our home is everything.  It’s a place for all our love.” - Dennis jaramillo