$100,000 in Matching Gifts - Double Your Impact
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This week Granite United Way launches a spring appeal where donations made during the four-week period will be matched up to $100,000.
The campaign focuses on the critical needs of our youth and families throughout New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont. Gifts will support programs and services that address important needs such as early childhood education, mental health and resiliency supports for youth in our community and accessing affordable housing for struggling families.
“There are significant needs in our community that require all of us to invest in,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “We are fortunate to have $100,000 in matching gifts to double the impact of this spring campaign and allow us to continue to ensure access to programs that are changing lives in our youth and families.”
Among the donors of $100,000 in matching gift are Governor John Lynch and Dr. Susan Lynch, who have provided a generous $25,000 match.
“Over the last few years our youth and families have relied on programs that are helping to build resilience, support mental health and offer pathways to financial security. Granite United Way has stepped up during this time, and championed for these needs,” said Governor John Lynch. “Susan and I know that our investment in United Way is one the best ways we can impact the lives of those who need us. We hope you will join us and double the impact of your gift. The next generation is counting on us all.”
One of the programs highlighted in the four-week campaign is The Leader in Me program where Lori Upham, Principal of Gossler Park School in Manchester remarked that thanks to the support of Granite United Way “This program has changed our school, it has changed our students, it has changed our staff, our family lives and our community.”
Another program featured is the Affordable Housing Incentive Program (AHIP) which was started in the Greater Seacoast region and is expanding in additional communities thanks to the support from Granite United Way. One of the clients of the program, Jessica, shared her experience about securing a stable home for her and her two children:
“People don’t want to raise their family in a hotel. The AHIP program allowed me to provide stable housing for my family and I,” said Jessica who worked with the team from Cross Roads House to secure housing through the program. “It’s given my family hope, stability and allowed a better living situation than I ever thought possible on my own.”
It’s easy to give and have donations match:
1. Give online
2. Text GUWNOW to 41444
3. Mail checks payable to: Granite United Way, 22 Concord Street, Floor 4, Manchester, NH 03101