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Week of Caring 2022 Applications are now OPEN!

Week of Caring 2022 Applications are now OPEN!

Week of Caring is our largest annual volunteer effort, and we are so excited to bring it back this year. Local nonprofits who need a helping hand pair up with Valley businesses with an affinity for service, to get things done both large and small, that may otherwise go unfinished ...
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2022 Volunteer of the Year and Dorothy A. Jones Awards Nominations OPEN!

2022 Volunteer of the Year and Dorothy A. Jones Awards Nominations OPEN!

Nominations for the 2022 Volunteer of the Year and Dorothy A. Jones Lifetime Achievement Awards are now OPEN! The United Way of Mat-Su Volunteer of the Year Award is intended to recognize the outstanding work of a volunteer during the last year. To be eligible, nominees must be a Mat-Su ...
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Resource Guide Update

Resource Guide Update

The UWMS Mat-Su Valley Resource Guide is a staple for Mat-Su residents, businesses and nonprofit agencies alike. We are happy to see it being used so widely and effectively to assist in resource-sharing throughout the Valley. After a challenging past year, we have decided to print only very limited quantities ...
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Community Impact Grant Application Period Open!

Community Impact Grant Application Period Open!

United Way of Mat-Su is proud and honored to be able to provide support for critical programs and services in the Mat-Su valley that contribute to our community’s health, wellness, safety and development. United Way of Mat-Su is seeking grant requests to support important and necessary programs and services for ...
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Play 60 is ON in 2021!

Play 60 is ON in 2021!

Volunteers are needed to lead activity groups for this year's Play 60! Register at unitedwaymatsu.org/volunteer Questions? Email Becky Stoppa at impact@unitedwaymatsu.org or call (907)745-5827 Registration is limited to the first 225 youth, ages 6-13 this year, so don't delay! Parents/guardians MUST complete liability and COVID-19 waivers before event day. Questions? ...
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Phase 38 Awards Announced

Phase 38 Awards Announced

Emergency Food & Shelter Awards Announced: United Way of Mat-Su is pleased to announce funds recipients who were selected during Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter grants program. Recipients are selected by a local board consisting of national, community and borough representatives, and faith-based partners. Wasilla Area Seniors $10,000                    Served ...
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2021 Volunteer of the Year Award: Sabrena Combs

2021 Volunteer of the Year Award: Sabrena Combs

We are thrilled to present our 2020 Dorothy A. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award to... Sabrena Combs! Sabrena is a lifelong Palmer resident whose work in building a better Mat-Su can be seen from the ballfields to City Hall. Sabrena is a tireless advocate for sustainable change, social justice and equal ...
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Week of Caring Update 5.11.2021

Week of Caring Update 5.11.2021

Week of Caring will run May 17-21, 2021! Please note that we have CLOSED applications for nonprofit projects. We will be contacting all nonprofits to complete scheduling soon! If you ae a VOLUNTEER, you are still welcome to apply! Please head to our Volunteer page to send in an interest ...
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Week of Caring is back!

Week of Caring is back!

Week of Caring is back! It's our biggest annual volunteer collaboration, and we are so excited to bring it back. WHAT IS WEEK OF CARING? Week of Caring engages volunteers from local, community-minded businesses in providing volunteer assistance to nonprofits in the Valley who need a helping hand. Past projects ...
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Nominations for 2021 Awards Open!

Nominations for 2021 Awards Open!

Do you know a Valley resident who's committed themselves to helping others through volunteerism? Perhaps this person has given generously of their time, energy and expertise to assist at volunteer events, serving on boards, engaging in community service whenever they can? Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could be recognized ...
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Welcome, Brian! Thrive Mat-Su's second youth intern

Welcome, Brian! Thrive Mat-Su’s second youth intern

Introducing Brian Shadura: (Please check out our page for Maija's interview) What school do you attend? I am a Sophomore at Colony. What activities are you involved in? Symphonic Band and commercial fishing. Due to Covid, I couldn't continue these but football baseball and volunteering at the Alaska State Fair ...
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