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The lives we touch: together we help make life better.

Learn more about how donations to UMC impact the lives of 1 in 3 residents of Knox and Waldo counties through UMC’s grants supporting the work of 50+ nonprofit agencies.

Neal – Trekkers

Rebecca – Parent Program

Giff – Restorative Justice Project

Ray – MCH Meals on Wheels

2020 Grants Results

Together, we provided:

  • 58,500 nutritious meals to food insecure people in Waldo County – 300% increase!
  • 43,000 nutritious meals to food insecure people in Knox County – 36% increase.
  • Comprehensive reproductive health care to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured Maine people, 576 patients in Knox County and 456 patients in Waldo County.
  • Partnered with City of Belfast to provide “Ring of Caring” support to those affected by the pandemic.
  • Ensured safe home environment for children by educating families to predict and prevent injuries and trips to the ER.
  • Despite the challenges of Covid-19, our families and children remained connected and engaged in early learning.
  • 252 seniors in need with hot, nutritious meals in their home.
  • Restorative justice services and education to help 198 people retain or recover employability.
  • Free after school and summer programs with free transportation, supportive adult relationships, and nutritious meals for 450 children.
  • Safely continued caring for vulnerable clients in their homes, operating with safety adjustments, precautions, and protocols, and limiting client exposure to the health care system.
  • Support students who reside in Knox and Waldo County to pursue postsecondary education while lessening the financial burden.
  • 600+ Knox and Waldo County residents received direct advocacy services.
  • Operated family shelter safely through COVID, and piloted a Maine State Housing Rapid Rehousing program with supportive services.
  • Mental health support to 250 residents of Knox County.
  • Increased the high school graduation of teen parents and at-risk youth in Knox and Waldo counties.
  • Health screening, medication management, and education to over 800 community members.
  • Basic needs supplies for 260 people.
  • Continued construction on 6 homes that are due to be completed in early 2022.
  • Students built resiliency, self-esteem, determination, and a commitment to self and
  • community.
  • Free supplemental heating fuel for 160 low-income families in need.
  • Palliative in-home care for 6 medically fragile children and 51 adults with end-stage chronic conditions.
  • Provided access to oral health care to over 1500 adults and children.