Targeted Impact

Creating programs to fill identified needs

Happy Feet

Child's feet wearing new sneakers.

Happy Feet, a UWRC program added in 2019, serves children in need of new shoes. This program has proven to be very effective alrady, and we can’t wait to keep putting shoes on small feet in need! This program came about when we heard that local teachers and nurses were purchasing quality shoes for children who could not afford them. United Way of Rutland County does not believe that our educators should ever have to do this, so we are truly grateful for the community support we receive for this wonderful program!

This program served 192 students throughout Rutland County in 2020/21!

Are you in need of the benefits this program provides? If you are, please connect with your student’s Rutland County school nurse and/or teacher, or give us a call at (802) 773-7477.

Welcome to Winter

When the first snows begin to fall in November, area teachers often observe in their classrooms an urgent need for basic cold weather gear. UWRC partners with community donors to provide hats and gloves or mittens to the children of Rutland County by collaborating with area schools to identify and distribute according to need.

For 2020/21 Welcome to Winter provided 1000 hats and 1000 pairs of gloves to Rutland County elementary school students.

Rutland County donors for 2020/21: Vermont Country Store and Mark Foley.

Box of children's hats filled with gloves and mittens.