Monthly Archives: July 2011

Literacy Volunteer tutor helps young man earn income tax refunds and driver’s license


Brian did not enjoy school. Because of this, he did not put much effort into doing schoolwork. In fact, he spent much more effort avoiding schoolwork and trying to beat the system. Because he was not a troublemaker, Brian’s teachers … Continue reading

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Action for Older Persons health insurance program helps military veteran reduce prescription costs


Thelma, a 74-year-old woman who resides in Binghamton, is a military veteran but has never had Veterans Administration medical coverage. With an income below $10,000 annually Thelma is eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Her prescription drug coverage had been … Continue reading

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United Way wins Readers’ Choice Award as best area Charitable Organization


Thanks to all who voted for United Way of Broome County in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards of the Press & Sun-Bulletin. United Way was the winner in the Charitable Organization category.

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Drama program at Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton helps member gain self confidence


One of the most effective programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton has been the drama program. It receives funding from United Way of Broome County as part of United Way’s support for the Main Unit of the … Continue reading

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Area National Multiple Sclerosis Society office helps family of girl diagnosed with MS


Recently a young woman named Heather came to the Binghamton office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate New York Chapter, seeking information about multiple sclerosis. Her younger sister Ashley, only 15, had just been diagnosed with MS. Ashley and … Continue reading

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YWCA child care program helps girl with developmental delays


One family the YWCA of Binghamton/Broome County has been serving for several years includes a young girl, Olivia, who began attending Young Wonders, the YWCA’s child care program which receives funds from United Way of Broome County, when she was … Continue reading

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Volunteer helps improve living conditions for three brothers


The lives of some people in Broome County are very different from what most of us experience. Following a divorce and the death of their mother, three brothers, Brent, Corey, and Ron had not been living together. Brent, the oldest … Continue reading

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