Success Stories

success story

Learning how to read can transform your life, regardless of your age. Last year, 54-year-old Wade approached the Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center looking for help with his reading skills. He was paired up with Jim, a volunteer tutor at the center. During their very first meeting, Jim was absolutely shocked when he saw that Wade’s reading skills were nearly nonexistent. Living with developmental disabilities, Wade had been told his entire life that he’d never be able to read.

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Engaging our community to create positive change

the critical issues facing our communities and determining how we can best respond by building on community strengths and assets

Investing in solutions by bringing together individuals, groups, ideas and resources.

Improving lives. United Way does the homework so resources are directed to where they make the greatest impact, the greatest difference in people’s lives.

Kids Families Community

Your involvement and contribution are a vital part of United Way’s work through initiatives, programs and services. Join us in working for a community where:

  • Kids Matter - all infants, children and youth are nurtured and provided with the opportunity to succeed in school, develop life skills, and reach their full potential.
  • Families Matter - all individuals and families have access to the basic needs of food, shelter, health care and the opportunity to live independently and self-sufficiently.
  • Community Matters - the strengths of neighborhoods, support systems, civic involvement, volunteerism, and diversity are promoted, maximizing the well-being of all residents.

Mission: Leading positive change that transforms our community and improves people’s lives in Snohomish County

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