United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
We're wrapping up Schools of Hope volunteer recruitment for the spring semester, and we need your help to ensure we have enough volunteer tutors. Please visit the volunteer registration page if you are interested in volunteering, or share this with those you know who may be interested. Schools in desperate need of additional volunteers include: Bellevue Elementary (Santa Rosa), Cesar Chavez Language Academy (Santa Rosa – must be bilingual and biliterate), Guerneville Elementary, Geyserville Elementary, and Two Rock Elementary (Petaluma).
Earn It! Keep It! $ave It! (EKS) will kickoff the tax season with a free tax preparation event at Empire College on Saturday, February 2. Beginning early February and extending through mid-April, tax sites will be available throughout our five-county region for individuals and households earning under $60,000. For a list of tax sites in Sonoma County, please click here. Our EKS partners are in the process of finalizing tax sites and available appointment dates in the four counties outside Sonoma. Please share information about EKS with anyone who may qualify, and reach out to us for additional information to share with employees at your place of business.
United Way of the Wine Country is the sponsor of the Sonoma County Alliance meeting this Wednesday, January 9. Suzanne will be speaking to the attendees to share information about Earn It! Keep It! $ave It! including how this program could help audience members and/or employees at their place of business. We hope to see you all there to show your support, and we encourage you to look for our team in the front of the room to sit with us and enjoy the fellowship!