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Annual Impact Report for 2017

At the United Way of Seneca County, we strive to support members of every community in Seneca County from their first days to their last.

Check out our Annual Impact Report for 2017 for an overview of all our programs and fundraising.

2017 Annual Report – FINAL

Living UNITED means being a part of the change!

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Fill the Bus

Fill the Bus…
School Supply Drive to benefit all
four Seneca County School Districts
Thursday, August 16, 2018
11:00 AM – 1 PM

Fayette Fire Department
4200 State Route 414, Seneca Falls

Fill the Bus Flyer (.pdf)

How You Can Help/Registration Form

Help us collect school supplies to help our elementary students succeed throughout the school year.

Crayons
#2 Pencils
Erasers
Glue Sticks
Loose Leaf Paper
Spiral Notebooks
Scissors, (blunted)
Washable Markers
Highlighters
Pencil Cases
Colored Pencils
Pocket Folders
Tissues
Composition Books
Binders

FILL THE BUS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Q: What is the United Way of Seneca County Fill the Bus Event?
A: Fill the Bus (our first of what we hope will be an annual project) is creating lasting change in our community by providing the basic supplies students attending elementary school need to start the year right. We’re asking businesses and organizations to collect the supplies and then deliver them on the day of the event. Volunteers will collect, sort, and deliver the supplies to our area schools.

Q: What supplies are most needed?
A: Crayons, erasers, glue (sticks), highlighters, loose leaf paper (wide-ruled), markers, notebooks (one subject), pencils (color & #2), pencil pouches or boxes, pens (black or blue), pocket folders, scissors (blunted), composition notebooks and tissues.
You do not need to collect all the supplies to participate!
Q: How can I donate supplies?
A: Donations are being accepted on August 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Prior to August 17, items may be dropped off at the United Way offices. Volunteers will be available on August 17 to pick up donations as well.
Q: How can I volunteer?
A: Volunteers are needed to move, organize & distribute supplies the day of the event (August 17, 2016). A registration form is attached.
Q: How can I donate financially?
A: Some businesses, organizations, and individuals choose to make a monetary donation to allow us to leverage dollars to purchase needed supplies. Others choose to coordinate a company drive within their office and staff.
Q: Who is eligible to receive supplies?
A: The school supplies are being collected for grades 1- 5 and will be given to each of the schools based on enrollment. The schools will determine the best way to distribute.
Q: Why are we collecting supplies?
A: Each year many community groups and others had been collecting supplies to help students in need. Our hope is to have a coordinated county-wide effort to fill this need. Research shows that when a child starts school with the tools they need they are better prepared to learn.

For more information contact the United Way of Seneca County at uwseneca@rochester.rr.com or phone 315.539.1135.
PLEASE HELP FILL THE BUS!

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Tasting Tuesdays @ del Lago

Enjoy wine and beer tastings from over 20 local Finger Lake Region wineries and breweries. The first 2,000 guests will receive a del Lago tasting glass.

Free to Massimo & Elite players, $5 for Premiere & Signature, and $10 for non-carded guests.

All proceeds will benefit United Way of Seneca County.

United Way of Seneca County is focused on education, income, and health —the building blocks for a good quality of life. We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to improve our community. We invite you to be part of the change. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

REGISTER!

This promotion will be January 23, 2018. Limit one glass per person per day. Number of businesses on each day subject to change. Visit Promotions Booth for complete details.

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Strategic Plan July 2016 – June 2018

Strategic Plan July 2016 – June 2018 – rev 2017-05 [pdf]

Introduction

United Way of Seneca County (UWSC) has had a long and proud history of being a supporter of service providers in Seneca County. UWSC was founded in 1958 but at that time the agency was known as the United Fund. The organization’s purpose was to raise funds for other not for profits in a United effort and the agency primarily served northern Seneca County. Subsequently, the agency transitioned to the United Way of Seneca County. The name changed and the geographic scope of the agency was enlarged, but the primary mission of serving the community had not changed. The mission continued to be assisting in supporting the provision of services to those in need.

In the late 1990s, UWSC began its evolution from being primarily a collector and distributor of funds to community agencies to being a community change agent. UWSC, in conjunction with partner agencies, local, and county governmental agencies, initiated and depending upon the programs, funded county-wide programs. The aforementioned programs included, but were not limited to county-wide after school programs, the rural transportation initiative, the Ovid Community Health Center, Partners for Children and the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition.

UWSC continues to partner and support local agencies and community initiatives that make Seneca County a better place to live and to work. The annual campaign enables such partners as the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, American Red Cross of the Finger Lakes and the Seneca County House of Concern to meet their ever-increasing service demands while allowing UWSC to remain an advocate for our local community, a convener of ideas and talents and, most importantly, a change agent.

Needs Statement

The UWSC Board realizes the county demographics and economic base have dramatically changed over the years and has chosen to refine its current Strategic Plan. Furthermore, the need for programs and services has grown necessitating the need for increased collaboration among partner agencies and the UWSC Board, diversified funding sources and a clearly defined vision for the service providers and the Seneca County community. The Strategic Plan is dynamic and is reviewed at least quarterly to reflect the ever-changing character of our community and UWSC’s role in Seneca County.

Mission

To mobilize the caring power of our community to advance the common good by measurably improving lives.

Vision

For Seneca County to be a vital caring community that supports the building blocks for a good life that encompasses a quality education, a stable income, and good health.

Values

The six core values that provide the foundation on which UWSC bases it actions and decisions are: Integrity, Impact, Sustainability, Volunteerism, Inclusiveness and Catalytic Leadership.

Priority Areas:

  1. Facilitate positive change for Seneca County communities by being a convener and change agent through the encouragement of increased communication and collaboration.
  2. Align with UWW priority of community funding structured around program areas that include quality education, good health and stable income as well as aligning with funding priorities corresponding to the prioritization of current and future community needs with a positive impact.
  3. Maximize efficiency and productivity through reviewed and improved organization, operations and Board Development.
  4. Effectively develop resources for increased capacity and sustainability.

 

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