United Way of Washington County Stories



Through Sophie's Eyes

June 10, 2019 | By Washington County Community Foundation | United Way of Washington County

My name is Sophie. I’m 23 years old, and I have a three-year-old son named Charlie. I work in sales at the mall, and it helps me to support my son. My dream is to one day be a nurse. 

I am sitting in a chair in my manager’s office. Her face looks serious.

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United Way Team Saves Anna and Irene

June 07, 2018 | By Dorothy Tecklenburg | United Way of Washington County

Their teachers noticed it first.  Anna, aged 6 and Irene, 9, were two sisters who were in danger of slipping through the cracks. The teachers could see the results, but they could not determine the causes for the girls’ issues.  Anna and Irene lacked personal hygiene, which is a sure path to being teased, bullied, or ostracized by other children. The girls did not come to school prepared with even basic school supplies.  They were struggling, both academically and socially.

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