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2-1-1 is a multilingual, and confidential community helpline available 24-hours and 7 days a week. Today, and in the months to come, individuals and families are experiencing both the health and economic effects of COVID-19. Calls to NJ 2-1-1 have doubled for food, unemployment, healthcare, and other needs.   United Way of Greater Mercer County (...
Friday, May 8, 2020
Our Benefit Enrollers are on the front lines of the crisis. Assisting families and individuals, especially those who are newly unemployed, connecting them to life-saving federal resources like NJ SNAP (food stamps), health benefits, utility, and rent assistance.   How We Have Helped “Thank you so very much for helping my family. I didn’t think...
Friday, May 8, 2020
Dear Mercer County Friends & Community Partners,   We hope everyone is safe and in good health.   During these past few weeks, we have seen an increase in the need for food, housing, and more. Stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues are on the rise due to the uncertainties that lie ahead for the people we care about and the businesses...
Monday, April 27, 2020
There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the CARES Act and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year.   The measure grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2020. For...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Whatever your mission, it's safe to say your organization has never faced a situation like the one we are all dealing with right now.  The scale of the coronavirus pandemic – the magnitude of its impact and the uncertainty of what lies ahead – is breathtaking and unparalleled.   We all know it's important to connect with your supporters at this...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Fundraising During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned From the Recession, Superstorm Sandy & Other Crises   March 27th, 10 am or April 3rd, 3 pm Speaker: Marian Stern, Principal, Projects in Philanthropy   Non-profit organizations are canceling fundraising events. There is increasing stress and anxiety trying to figure out how to deliver vital...
Monday, March 23, 2020

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