News

Friday, August 5, 2016
United Way of Androscoggin County is still seeking volunteer projects for its upcoming Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 16th.Last year, volunteers representing 20 local companies helped 16 organizations and agencies throughout Andorscoggin County complete 36 projects.We are still looking for volunteer projects for this year. Any agency or organization can apply to be a volunteer host site.Click here to download the 2016 Day of Caring Site application. 
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was established on March 24, 1983, and is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.Since 1983, in its 33-year history, EFSP will have distributed $3.8 billion to over 14,000 human service agencies in more than 2,500 communities across the country through this collaborative effort between the private and public sectors.Locally, United Way of Androscoggin County convenes the Local Board and facilitates this process. In 2015, more than $47,000 was granted to agencies and programs serving individuals and families in crisis. Local food pantries and shelters...
Monday, July 25, 2016
Mark your calendars now!United Way of Androscoggin County will host the 2016 Campaign Kick-Off and Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 16th. The Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast will run 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, located at 14 Great Falls Plaza in Auburn. Following the celebration, hundreds of volunteers from companies across Androscoggin County will make a difference in their communities by completing Day of Caring projects for local non-profit agencies. These projects not only directly impact local agencies striving to better our communities, but oftentimes the lives of all residents.Please make sure to come out for this wonderful event. Cost is only $15 per person.And don't forget to bring diapers for United Way's 2nd Annual Diaper Collection the day of the event. Diapers are donated to local food...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
United Way is now collecting school supplies for the Annual Backpack Project that ensures hundreds of local youth start school with all the right stuff. Please drop off supplies to United Way of Androscoggin County, 66 Ash Street, Lewiston, by August 19th. Supplies can also be dropped off at the August UpLift After Hours at the Great Falls Balloon Festival on August 18th. Monetary donations welcome. For more information, please call Larry Marcoux at (207) 795-4000.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Super Refund Saturday, as hosted by the Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition, was a tremendous success once again on Feb. 13, 2016.  A room full of IRS-certified tax preparers were hard at work at the Lewiston Armory preparing/e-filing Federal  State tax returns – free of charge – and assisted 219 individuals.  A financial resource fair was also on site with a focus on “savings”.  Larry Marcoux, Dir. of Community Impact at United Way of Androscoggin County was on hand to distribute information on 2-1-1, the statewide information & referral service, and also on the FamilyWize Discount Prescription Card.