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...I saw a woman placing flowers on a loved one’s grave.
At its core, United Way of Jackson County believes people are connected and interdependent. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.
We all win when children form healthy attachments through a loving family, when they succeed in school, graduate and make successful transitions to adult responsibilities.
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We all win when families and individuals are financially stable...
HOPE (Helping Out People Every Day) Chest is an emergency assistance fund following the remarkably successful pilot project, Hank’s Bank.
Parameters for Receiving HOPE Chest Funds:
- Referrals must be received through an agency advocate (public or nonprofit) who has vetted the person seeking help.
- Payment will not be made directly to the person seeking help. Payments can be made to utility companies, car repair, bus tickets, rent assistance, etc.
- HOPE Chest is not for sustaining grants. It is one-time payment support.
- Payment will not exceed $350.
- Authorization for payments must be made by United Way.
- Contact information will be collected from clients for follow-up over the next six months.
- Payments cannot be used for legal fees or court fines.
Agency representatives may inquire by calling United Way at 773.5339.
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...when people have good health, and when people are engaged and connected.
We all win when people have transportation to pursue education, access medical services and work.