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For the sixth year Stuff the Bus, a service of United Way Monterey County, is collecting school supplies to send children who are homeless or near homeless back to school ready to learn!  Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden of struggling families by providing a backpack with all the required supplies. It's more than a backpack, it...

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure, reports one out of every three families in California, over 3.2 million, struggle to meet their basic needs each month. 

Many of these families have earnings above the Federal Poverty Level, which is based primarily on the cost of food and doesn’t take into account regional variations. By using The Real Cost Measure, we are able to...

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015 is a financial stability report that measures the real cost of living in California’s communities.
 
Struggling to Get By introduces the Real Cost Measure, a basic needs budget approach to better understand the challenges facing...
Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016
 
The 40th Annual Community Service Awards were presented on Tuesday, April 19, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. Sponsored by United Way Monterey County Volunteer Center, this free community event honored more than 120 individual volunteers.  The Community Alliance for Safety and Peace and its volunteers were also recognized as during the ceremony.  Emcees were Dann Cianca, Chief Meteorologist at KION and Tre Watkins, UWMC Community...
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The latest national survey of Americans shows that our love affairs with plastic is undermining our financial stability. According to Bankrate.com, only 52 percent of Americans have saved more than they owe on their credit cards. From consolidating credit cards to creating a budget or finding free deals on essential items, here are four quick tips to get your finances in order:
 
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Three Community Leaders Selected for Women’s Policy Institute Fellowship; Hone Leadership and Early Childhood Development Skills

This week, the Women's Foundation of California announced three local early childhood development leaders have been accepted into the 2016 Women's Policy Institute-County (WPI-County) Fellowship...

Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016

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