The Faces of Your Investment
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The Visitor


How do you change a life? How do you change a family? You meet them where they are.

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Visionaries


Jake Webb and his mom, Karen, are building a family legacy, based on a shared vision for drug-free community.

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In the Moment

For Janet Guen, a powerful volunteer experience led to a deeper appreciation for United Way’s work.

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In It Together


Sarah saw the power of United Way’s work at the Community Baby Shower. And her perspective will never be the same.

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The Struggle


Susan Ford knows the hard path out of homelessness. She walked it at one point in her life.

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Housing a Community

It might be the biggest issue you’re not aware of. Ashlee Iber and the Workforce Housing Coalition want to change that.

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Counterculture

Going against the grain is tough, especially in high school. You know who else is tough? These two.

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Advocating Impact


The legal eagles of New Hampshire Legal Assistance are the best and the brightest and they have one goal: to change lives.

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Superteacher!


Ryan Wilson is an early childhood educator. He gets to shape young minds and wear a cape. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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A Will and a Way


Will Arvelo, 2013-2014 Campaign Chair, knows the importance of United Way’s vision. Because he lived it.

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Extra Credits


Two students from the University of New Hampshire find academic value and priceless perspective through volunteerism.

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The Faces in the Numbers

A tax return can tell a story. In the numbers Dave Arrington, can see the tale, and he works to help find a happy ending.

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Connections


One company, one local child care center, one man moved to help, one example of the power and impact of compassion and volunteerism.

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Rennaissance Fare


UWGS partner Great Bay Kid’s Company has revolutionized the way they feed their children. So long beans and weenies!

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Micro-Impact


Epping Middle and High School is a case study in the power of collective impact. Resources from all over are leveraged to affect the school’s culture for the better.

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Rustproof


Joan Ryan had it all. Then she had nothing. This is the story of one woman’s drive to help her children and help others while overcoming incredible odds.

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Rebound


Former NBA player and fierce United Way advocate Dwight Davis has lived a life of success and loss, atrophy and rebirth. And he’s just getting started.

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A Safe Port in the Storm


Someone is drowning. He has no home, no resources, no support network. The waves threaten to pull him under. Fair Tide casts out a lifeline.

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The Volunteers


Four individuals with unique skillsets and interests take different paths that lead to the same destination: fulfillment in their community volunteerism.

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Finally, Home

For Liz Ledoux, the line between stability and homelessness was finer than she thought. The journey home would have to begin anew. And it would not be easy.

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All in a Day's Work


September 11 is the National Day of Service and for the 2012  Day of Caring, volunteers from companies across the Greater Seacoast region embodied that principle.

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The Readers


A group of committed volunteers devote a slice of their week to spreading the joy of reading–and just might be changing lives in the process.

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Account Ability


Four students from the University of New Hampshire business school give of their time and expertise and learn that volunteerism is much more than a numbers game.

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Pro-Growth Policy


For the kids of Newfields Elementary School, “getting their hands dirty” meant more than playing in the mud. It was a lesson in backyard agriculture and a new take on food.

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Reconstructed


Jess Beaudry was on the brink. But her fierce determination and the love for her family propelled her forward, on a path to reclamation.

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Second Chances


New Generation is more than a shelter.  It’s more than a thrift store.  It’s a unified experience aimed at getting its residents back in the game.