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2010 Campaign Dinner
United Way of Mifflin-Juniata
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Greetings!
The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata's Annual Campaign Celebration was held on March 25, 2010.  Throughout the evening, hundreds of volunteers were recognized that support United Way with both cash and time.  The climax of the evening was announcing that $530,885 had been raised. These funds will be allocated to community agencies for use from July 2010 through June 2011.

Review of the annual report (available at www.mjunitedway.org) included Success By 6 securing a $100,000 grant from the Department of Public Welfare & Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Day of Caring saving non-profits $42,839 in just the manpower alone, Summer Food Program done in partnership with the Department of Education resulting in $27,000 in 2009 and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program which brought over $106,500 back into the community with just 2 borrowed laptops and 4 volunteers.
 
"This is not a football game - it's not all or nothing. It IS about the changes we can make in people's lives and in our communities. Thank you for creating opportunities and hope for a better tomorrow."
Marie Mulvihill, Executive Director

To view pictures of the events,
including Company Awards pictures,
please visit our Facebook Fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=406548&id=404025270322&l=3a51185bac
Kindergarten Readiness Activity List
Provided by Success By 6
The following is a list of activities for you and your child to complete together as you prepare for your child to enter kindergarten. Most importantly have fun! The time you and your child spend together doing these activities will help prepare your child for kindergarten.
  • Listen to stories without interrupting
  • Recognize rhyming sounds
  • Pay attention for short periods of time to adult-directed tasks
  • Understand actions have both causes and effects
  • Show understanding of general times of day
  • Cut with scissors
  • Trace basic shapes
  • Begin to share with others
  • Start to follow rules
  • Be able to recognize authority
  • Manage bathroom needs
  • Button shirts, pants, coats, and zip-up zippers
  • Begin to control oneself
  • Separate from parents without being upset
  • Speak understandably
  • Talk in complete sentences of five to six words
  • Look at pictures and then tell stories
  • Identify the beginning sound of some words
  • Identify some alphabet letters
  • Recognize some common sight words like "stop"
  • Sort similar objects by color, size, and shape
  • Recognize groups of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 objects
  • Count to 10
  • Bounce a ball
For a list of active Summer Playgrounds
with Contact Information, please contact our office.

Help Wanted - AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps can easily be thought of as the domestic version of the Peace Corps.  Since 1964, Volunteers In Service To America (VISTAs) have worked to create and promote programs that offer economic opportunities to strengthen communities.  AmeriCorps members are full-time volunteers, receiving a living stipend through the Corporation for National and Community Services.
 
The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has participated in the AmeriCorps VISTA program for two consecutive years. Because of the talents of our current VISTA member, we expanded the Summer Food Program, grew the annual Day of Caring, and implemented Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites for families making $49,000 or less.
 
The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata is currently looking to recruit someone interested in working with us through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age, but there is no upper age limit. VISTA members qualify with a college degree or a minimum of three years of work experience. Many AmeriCorps VISTA members bring significant work and life experiences to their assignment. Initiative, flexibility and organizational skills are a must.
 
This is a one year commitment with an end-of-service education award of $4,725 or an end-of-service stipend of $1,200. Interested persons should contact Holly for more detailed information: vista@mjunitedway.orgor 717.248.9636 X 103
Save These Dates
April 20, 2010
Applications to be a Summer Food Service Program site will be available

June 1, 2010
Day of Caring applications will be available
Thanks to EVERYONE
who helped us raise
$530,885
this year!

Upcoming Events
National Library Week
April 11 - April 17

Blood Drive
April 16, 1-7 PM
McVeytown Fire Hall Multi-Purpose Room

Blood Drive
April 21, 12-6 PM
Belleville Community Hall

PA One Book Event
April 27, 10-11:30 AM
Juniata County Library
*Author Jill Hillenbrand will be on hand to read her children's book "What a Treasure!"*
-free and open to public-


Community Investment Fiscal Reviews
April 28 & 29, 2-4 PM

Super Spring Spectacular
May 1, 1 PM
Lewistown Elementary School
*Family activities and games with PBS's Miss Rosa, Wonder Redand Tillie's Sunshine*
-free and open to public-

Blood Drive
May 4, 2-7 PM
Grange Hall Multi-Purpose Room, East Waterford

Community Investment Agency Reviews
May 12 & 13, 5-9 PM

LUMINA Center Benefit Auction
May 15, 10 AM
LUMINA Center, Lewistown
*Proceeds will offset cost of free activities for Mifflin County youths. Donations of good, usable items are appreciated*

Business and Education Breakfast
May 17
*hosted by SB6*

Rainbow Summer
June 14-25
LUMINA Center
*ages 6-11, pre-registration required.
Need teen counselors to work, application forms available - teens must have completed 9th grade*

MJ Dental Clinic moves

to COMPASS Center
(31 S. Dorcas St)
July 6

Fun-In-The-Sun
July 6 - August 6
LUMINA Center
*ages 7-14, pre-registration required*

Summer Picnic
August 4, 12 PM
Rec Park, Lewistown
*hosted by MJ Special Needs Center*

LUMINA Center- 242-2888
MJ Dental Clinic- 242-7510
MJ Special Needs Center- 248-6261
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United Way of Mifflin-Juniata                                                                                    (717) 248-9636 (Mifflin County)
13 E. 3rd St                                                                                                               (717) 436-0212 (Juniata County)
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