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  • Granite United Way Launches Spring Campaign with $100,000 in Matching Gifts

    Granite United Way Launches Spring Campaign with $100,000 in Matching Gifts

    Gifts throughout the month of May will be matched up to $100,000 thanks to generous donors including Governor John Lynch and Dr. Susan Lynch


    (Statewide New Hampshire and Windsor County, VT) – This week Granite United Way launches a spring appeal where donations made during the four-week period will be matched up to $100,000.


    The campaign focuses on the critical needs of our youth and families throughout New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont. Gifts will support programs and services that address important needs such as early childhood education, mental health and resiliency supports for youth in our community and accessing affordable housing for struggling families.


    “There are significant needs in our community that require all of us to invest in,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “We are fortunate to have $100,000 in matching gifts to double the impact of this spring campaign and allow us to continue to ensure access to programs that are changing lives in our youth and families.”


    Among the donors of $100,000 in matching gift are Governor John Lynch and Dr. Susan Lynch, who have provided a generous $25,000 match.


    “Over the last few years our youth and families have relied on programs that are helping to build resilience, support mental health and offer pathways to financial security. Granite United Way has stepped up during this time, and championed for these needs,” said Governor John Lynch. “Susan and I know that our investment in United Way is one the best ways we can impact the lives of those who need us. We hope you will join us and double the impact of your gift. The next generation is counting on us all.”


    One of the programs highlighted in the four-week campaign is The Leader in Me program where Lori Upham, Principal of Gossler Park School in Manchester remarked that thanks to the support of Granite United Way “This program has changed our school, it has changed our students, it has changed our staff, our family lives and our community.”


    Another program featured is the Affordable Housing Incentive Program (AHIP) which was started in the Greater Seacoast region and is expanding in additional communities thanks to the support from Granite United Way. One of the clients of the program, Jessica, shared her experience about securing a stable home for her and her two children:


    “People don’t want to raise their family in a hotel. The AHIP program allowed me to provide stable housing for my family and I,” said Jessica who worked with the team from Cross Roads House to secure housing through the program. “It’s given my family hope, stability and allowed a better living situation than I ever thought possible on my own.”


    It’s easy to give and have donations match:

    1. Give online at graniteuw.org

    2. Text GUWNOW to 41444

    3. Mail checks payable to: Granite United Way, 22 Concord Street, Floor 4, Manchester, NH 03101



    Granite United Way

    Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s most pressing needs. Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income and health. Granite United Way works with over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors and thousands of volunteers every year to help communities learn, earn and be healthy. Granite United Way holds a Platinum Participating rating from GuideStar and 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.

    Granite United Way serves the Central Region, Greater Seacoast Region, Merrimack County, North Country, Northern Region, Southern Region (Manchester, Salem, Derry) and Upper Valley Regions of NH and VT as well as Windsor County, VT. For more information, visit www.graniteuw.org.