Posted by Elli Gull on March 31, 2014. 0 Comments
March has been a great month! Thank you to San Juan Island Family Resource Center, Lopez Children's Center, and Kaleidoscope preschool for their letters to the editor thanking United Way! See SJIFRC's letter here: United Way? It betters kids' lives. Lopez Children's Center and Kaleidoscope's letters will be published this week!
This month we switched internet service to Rock Island, which will save on operating costs for internet. This month we will implement Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) for our phone service. This will save a significant amount on telephone costs. We are always working to lower operating costs so more of your gift goes to the programs that need it.
All receipients of FEMA funds have received their payments. FEMA provides a small amount of funds for housing assistance to the three family resource centers in the county. Each of the resource centers (San Juan, Orcas and Lopez) also receive funding from United Way of San Juan County. This month, programs who had previously not yet returned their agreements did so, so all twenty-nine programs support by UWSJC this year have received their checks.
The new website was launched mid-month. We've gotten positive feedback on the site, as well as an influx of donations through the new, easier to use donation interface. Thank you to all who have given this month!
We are interested in additional board membership from Orcas Island. If you or someone you know might be a good candidate, please contact us for more information.