43 Days is all we have left….
As a NJ State Commissioner for the Complete Count Commission I wanted to take a moment to share that as a nation 43 days is all we have left to get everyone counted in the 2020 census. It is not just about the numbers but what those numbers represent. New Jersey is the most diverse American state and we need to celebrate and ensure all our communities are represented in the count.
Hunterdon County Community Partners Statement on Racism and Social Justice
By Stephen Harris for United Way of Hunterdon County
The Pandemic has affected every sector of life and the economy. For children in school, this has caused a major shift in their education and social interactions. It is halfway through the Summer and still there remains uncertainty. This impacts not only the students, but it also has consequences for their parents.
Sometimes when the challenges we face seem insurmountable it is best to focus on the little things. And sometimes it is the little things that matter most. In the case of COVID-19, one of those little things is protecting others by wearing a simple facemask. Those with the know-how and others willing to learn stepped up when masks were a scarcity and donated homemade face coverings to our essential workers. Kelly is one of the many makers who made and donated over 400 masks to those who needed them.
From Maria Bonita “Bonnie” Duncan, CEO of United Way of Hunterdon County.
I am a first generation American, daughter of immigrants who came here for a better life for themselves and their families. I have lived here and in other countries and experienced my share of discrimination. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, along with countless other racist acts in the last months that have left me full of sadness, despair, and pain.
Every year people come together on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving for #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement. As an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, we are joining nonprofits and individual people around the world in a special #GivingTuesdayNow event.
By Rachel Eichem, Director of Development
I could start this blog by using the same phrases that are being circulated right now by lots of people… “In these unprecedented times” or “In the midst of the Covid-crisis” or even “We are all in this together” because ALL of these are accurate.
Covid-19 presents many challenges to families with the States requirement that we stay home. This is especially true with young children. The United Way has some suggestions to engage imagination and using everyday moments as learning activities to ways to spark language and learning skills.
Warm greetings to our friends and neighbors,