The United Way of Kennebec Valley and its involvement in our community.
We are proud supporters of many community initiatives that have been spearheaded by local businesses and citizens to provide help where there is a need. We are currently involved in Day of Caring, the Food Pantry Project, VolunteerME Kennebec Valley, CA$H Maine and FamilyWize.
Day of Caring
The United Way partners with 18 local schools and many area businesses to sponsor student Days of Caring. This annual event matches student volunteers with work projects at local sites in Southern Kennebec Valley. Students take pride in giving their time and talents to important projects and their efforts improve our communities. Youth, local businesses and the United Way all work together to lend a helping hand.
Learn more about Day of Caring.
Food Pantry Project
The Food Pantry Project is an ongoing initiative in which food shelves are delivered to a local workplace for a period of three weeks, supplied by UWKV. Employees of the business bring in as many non-perishable items as possible. At the end of the three weeks, a representative from a local food bank comes and collects the donated items for distribution to local people. United Way rotates these food shelves year round to any business interested in this program. Last year, 37 businesses participated in the project.
Please contact us if you would like to host the food shelves in your workplace.
VolunteerME Kennebec Valley
VolunteerME Kennebec Valley is an easy-to-use, local website that can help you find service opportunities that match your talents, interests and schedule. This resource is made possible by UWKV and is one of nine local sites that roll up to a statewide volunteer hub.
CA$H Maine provides help to low- and moderate-income Mainers by offering free tax preparation to qualified filers during the tax season. The program also connects residents to financial education resources, including money management and homebuying workshops, Family Development Accounts (FDAs) and credit counseling. In 2020, this program was specially supported with a grant from the Maine Women's Fund.
For more information, visit cashmaine.org or contact our office.
familywize: Free prescription Savings program
FamilyWize partners with nearly all pharmacies nationwide to negotiate prescription discounts so that individuals can receive a lower price. FamilyWize understands you're looking to reduce the prices of your prescription medications, and its goal is to help you. Even if you already have health insurance, try presenting a FamilyWize card to your pharmacist or looking up the FamilyWize cost of your prescription online. In 2018, people in Kennebec County saved $192,579 by using FamilyWize.
FamilyWize cards are available in the UWKV office, or you can download materials or the app online.