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UWSFC Continues Popular Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program with Santa Fe County Read More >>

UWSFC Continues Popular Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program with Santa Fe County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: June 22, 2017
Contact: Marisol Baird
Cell: (505) 920-5939
Email: marisolb@uwsfc.org

UWSFC Continues Popular Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program with Santa Fe County.

In partnership with the Santa Fe County Community Services Department, UWSFC continues to provide free books to 1,200 children, monthly, with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.                                 

Santa Fe, NM – United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC), in partnership with the Santa Fe County Community Services Department, is happy to announce that the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program will continue to serve families in Santa Fe County. UWSFC will administer the program, with the goal of reaching 1,200 children. Other partners and supporters include CHRISTUS St. Vincent, La Familia Medical Center, Brindle Foundation, and local libraries.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library was founded by Dolly Parton in 1995 to increase reading among young children. Each month a new, carefully selected and age-appropriate book is mailed directly to a child until that child turns five years old. Any child who is a resident of Santa Fe County is eligible to participate in the program. Additionally, UWSFC mails books in Spanish. About 300 children receive books in Spanish. Over 12,000 books have been distributed since the program launched in October 2014.

 “Early reading efforts with children and families are very important. UWSFC is happy to partner with Santa Fe County Community Services Department to offer books to children in our community,” said Katherine Freeman, President & CEO. “We know that more than 80% of parents enrolled in the program read to their child, daily.”

“The Community Services Department is excited to continue partnering with United Way of Santa Fe County on this program. It has brought so much joy to many!” said Anna L. Bransford, Program Manager at the Community Services Department/ Community Operations at Santa Fe County.

UNITED WAY OF SANTA FE COUNTY BACKGROUND

Early childhood education and care is the sole mission of United Way of Santa Fe County, with a commitment to ensuring that every child receives an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. UWSFC is committed to engaging the entire community, bringing together people and resources to create opportunities for children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Beginning in 2004, UWSFC has served approximately 6,000 families by using a two-generation approach, supporting both the children and families in a series of high-quality early childhood programs designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

To learn more please visit www.uwsfc.org

UWSFC Receives Grant from Santa Fe Community Foundation Read More >>

UWSFC Receives Grant from Santa Fe Community Foundation

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Date: June 20, 2017

Contact: Marisol Baird
Cell: (505) 920-5939
Email: marisolb@uwsfc.org

UWSFC Receives Grant from Santa Fe Community Foundation.

UWSFC is proud to announce receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation.                             

Santa Fe, NM – United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC) is proud to announce the receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation (SFCF) during their 2017 Community Grants Spring Cycle.

The grant will support UWSFC in its mission to engage the whole community to create increased opportunities for children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Charitable contributions and grants from foundations and government agencies make up the majority of UWSFC’s revenue. More than 75% of UWSFC’s operating budget goes toward the programs and services provided to children and families in the community. Last year, 1,800 families took part in home visiting, PreK, Family Friends & Neighbors, or one of the many workshops or fun activities offered.

 “UWSFC is happy to accept this grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation,” said Katherine Freeman, President & CEO. “We are proud of the support we receive from SFCF in our vision to create a community where all children succeed in school and life.”

“Here at Santa Fe Community Foundation one of our focus areas is early childhood education.  We are happy to support and partner with United Way of Santa Fe County whose work we consider to be integral to the measurable improvement of our community’s children and families,” said Christa Coggins, Vice President for Community Philanthropy at Santa Fe Community Foundation.

UNITED WAY OF SANTA FE COUNTY BACKGROUND

Early childhood education and care is the sole mission of United Way of Santa Fe County, with a commitment to ensuring that every child receives an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. UWSFC is committed to engaging the entire community, bringing together people and resources to create opportunities for children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Beginning in 2004, UWSFC has served approximately 6,000 families by using a two-generation approach, supporting both the children and families in a series of high-quality early childhood programs designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

To learn more please visit www.uwsfc.org