INITIATIVES

With the focus areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability, United Way of Mid-Maine makes the following community initiatives possible:

211 Maine

2-1-1 Maine is a state-wide referral system for Human Services. You can dial 2-1-1 from your phone or go to 211maine.org. 2-1-1 Maine is a collaborative effort of United Ways of Maine, The Opportunity Alliance, and the State of Maine.

Community First Fund

The Community First Fund provides extra funding to local non-profit organizations by funding programs or projects that address a need in the community, or aid in the continuation of an organizations mission. Learn more here. Nonprofits can apply for funding here.

Keeping Mid-Maine Warm

UWMM raises & distributes funds to organizations helping people with emergency home heating fuel assistance needs.

FamilyWize

Save up to 75% on prescriptions at participating pharmacies with the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. People in Mid-Maine have saved over $160,000 in prescription costs with this program since 2005. Cards are available at UWMM’s office or at FamilyWize.org.

Central Maine CA$H Coalition

Central Maine CA$H is a partnership of non- and for-profit partners working together to help empower individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability. Since 2009, we have offered free tax preparation to qualified filers during tax season and educated hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community that can increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings. To learn more visit CashMaine.org or call 207-873-7700.

Pantry Project

UWMM delivers food collection shelves & information on healthy eating to local businesses and organizations on a rotating basis, year round. Donations support local food pantries and increase awareness of the issue of food security in our community. Check out the Pantry Project Guide for hosts.

Youth Homelessness Initiative

UWMM raises and distributes funds to local school districts to help homeless youth–or those in unstable housing situations–to stay in school, be successful, and graduate.

Stuff the Bus

UWMM collaborates with community businesses and agencies to hold a school supplies drive during the summer, distributing collected items to each of the school districts in our service area for the start of the new school year. In 2018, we delivered $19,000 in school supplies to the ten school districts, plus Waterville, Winslow, and Vassalboro schools, in our service area. We also delivered to Snow Pond Arts Academy and Cornville Regional Charter School.

VolunteerME Mid-Maine

This is our local, online volunteer hub. It connects people interested in volunteering at nonprofits with available opportunities. You can also track volunteer hours and line up volunteers for your special events. Check it out at Volunteer.UWMM.org.