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Meet Jack

He loves Greater Kingsport.
He thinks it’s a great place to
LIVE, WORK, & RAISE a family.

Could it be better?

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Give It Forward

Jack thinks it can be better.

He gives it forward by making a pledge.

Jack’s investment is combined with his coworkers and with employees from other companies, corporate donations, grant money, and in-kind donations.

There is strength in numbers.

EDUCATION…BETTER LITERACY SKILLS

United WE READ

United Way of Greater Kingsport created United WE READ to provide reading support to our community’s 5,500 K-3rd grade students.

Little Libraries

United Way of Great Kingsport assisted in placing Little Libraries in our community. Little Libraries provide free books for children to read and keep at home.

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United WE READ provided 1,250 literacy kits to help students (such as participants at Small Miracles) read on grade level.

Supporting local after-school programs

United Way of Great Kingsport supports more than 650 K-3rd grade students who participate in local after-school programs, such as those at Girls Inc.

United Way Knows…

Early grade literacy is critical to graduating from high school both college and career ready.

TODAY…

Only half of 3rd grade students in our community are reading on grade level.

Could it be better?

United Way of Greater Kingsport is helping build a literacy-rich community that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow.

INCOME…BETTER OPPORTUNITIES

Life BRIDGE

Life BRIDGE supports individuals pursuing the education and skills needed for in-demand careers.

Hope House

Since 2002, Hope House has supported 1,200 new moms and babies with what they need to grow, succeed, and become self-sufficient.

Family Promise

Since 1981, Family Promise has provided housing, food, and mentoring to over 325 families in crisis as they have worked to regain their economic independence.

Life Bridge

United Way of Greater Kingsport’s Life BRIDGE program helps individuals set achievable short-term and long-term employment goals.

United Way Knows…

Pursuing in-demand careers is vital to economic independence.

TODAY…

Manufacturing, technology, and healthcare are local industries offering in-demand careers.

Could it be better?

United Way of Greater Kingsport is helping build a community where the cycle of poverty ends and productive livelihoods begin.

HEALTH…BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

Appalachian Miles for Smiles

United Way of Greater Kingsport, local volunteers, and RAM created Appalachian Miles for Smiles (a mobile dental unit), which is expected to serve 1,500 individuals annually.

CASA

Since 1991, CASA has advocated on behalf of 9,000 abused and neglected children in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties.

Friends In Need

Since 1995, Friends In Need has recorded 95,226 patient encounters, providing effective medical and dental care to the working uninsured.

Safe House

Since 1983, SAFE House has offered emergency shelter and support to more than 12,700 victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.

United Way Knows…

Better health is important to economic progress because healthy populations live longer and are more productive.

TODAY…

Approximately 18,000 adults under 65 in Sullivan County lack health insurance. It is estimated thousands more lack dental coverage.

Could it be better?

United Way of Greater Kingsport is helping build a community where everyone receives effective healthcare that improves quality of life.

Get It Back

What’s in it for Jack?

His child is reading better…

Because United WE READ is helping students read better in local elementary schools.

His neighborhood is safer…

Because more residents earn a productive living.

His community is healthier…

Because more people have access to health services.

Will You Help Us Make It Better?

He gives it forward. He gets it back. Will You?

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