United Way Programs
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Learning to read is a foundational skill that sets the stage for all other knowledge in a child’s life. United Way of Skagit County is ensuring children in our community are better equipped for academic success this school year and beyond.
Our Work Highlights
A Child not getting enough to eat on a regular basis can delay brain development and the child's ability to learn. - (Tufts University Center on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy) Over half of Skagit families must choose between buying groceries and paying rent....read more
The Skagit County 1095 Club is a group of engaged parents, citizens and representatives from state and local government agencies, educational institutions and other food- and youth-related organizations. We support programs aimed at eliminating childhood hunger in...read more
Over 50% of the school children in Skagit County qualify for free/reduced lunch. Most elementary schools in Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon have over 70% of their students on free/reduced lunch. This means their families are very low income and frequently have to...read more