United Way of Greater Kingsport created United WE READ to provide reading support to our community’s 5,500 K-3rd grade students.
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.
United WE READ provided 1,250 literacy kits to help students (such as participants at Small Miracles) read on grade level.
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.
Early grade literacy is critical to graduating from high school both college and career ready.
Only half of 3rd grade students in our community are reading on grade level.
United Way of Greater Kingsport is helping build a literacy-rich community that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow.
Life BRIDGE supports individuals pursuing the education and skills needed for in-demand careers.
Since 2002, Hope House has supported 1,200 new moms and babies with what they need to grow, succeed, and become self-sufficient.
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.
United Way of Greater Kingsport’s Life BRIDGE program helps individuals set achievable short-term and long-term employment goals.
Pursuing in-demand careers is vital to economic independence.
Manufacturing, technology, and healthcare are local industries offering in-demand careers.
United Way of Greater Kingsport is helping build a community where the cycle of poverty ends and productive livelihoods begin.
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.
Since 1991, CASA has advocated on behalf of 9,000 abused and neglected children in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties.
Since 1995, Friends In Need has recorded 95,226 patient encounters, providing effective medical and dental care to the working uninsured.
Since 1983, SAFE House has offered emergency shelter and support to more than 12,700 victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.
Better health is important to economic progress because healthy populations live longer and are more productive.
Approximately 18,000 adults under 65 in Sullivan County lack health insurance. It is estimated thousands more lack dental coverage.
United Way of Greater Kingsport is helping build a community where everyone receives effective healthcare that improves quality of life.
Because United WE READ is helping students read better in local elementary schools.
Because more residents earn a productive living.
Because more people have access to health services.
United Way of Greater Kingsport
301 Louis Street, Suite 201
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: (423) 378-3409
Fax: (423) 578-4059