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Cape May County Local Initiatives

At United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), we believe that everyone deserves a quality education from cradle to career, a job that pays a family-sustaining wage and good health. That’s why, through our Impact Fund, we invest in the building blocks of a good life - education, income and health – and provide community members with opportunities for better lives.

Education

Research suggests that if you change the first five years of a child’s life, you change everything. For UWGPSNJ in Cape May County, this means ensuring our children and their caregivers have the guidance and positive support they need to build a strong foundation for proper child development right from the start. Success By 6®—a national United Way early childhood development initiative—is one way we are working to make sure our youngest students enter kindergarten ready to learn. We know that the greatest asset for a brighter future from cradle to career is a quality education right from the start.

Income

For those Cape May County residents struggling to make ends meet, a few extra dollars back in their pocket can make all the difference. That’s where the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program comes in. Through VITA, trained volunteers assist individuals with tax preparation to ensure they obtain the full refund available and also help to educate them on important tax credits they may qualify for. In fact, during the 2013 tax season, VITA volunteers ─ in partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)  and the U.S. Coast Guard base,  completed more than 600 tax returns, directing nearly $600,000 in refunds back into the local community.

Health

At UWGPSNJ in Cape May County, we believe that everyone deserves access to the resources and options they need to lead healthy lives. Whether finding options to manage chronic conditions or building awareness of healthier lifestyles and food options, we are working to ensure our residents have access to the services and resources they need to build a strong foundation for good health— which is the cornerstone to a stronger community.