River Cities United Way

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Unisource Donation

Pictured above are UniSource employee volunteers (L to R) Nikole White; Christy Boone; June Deering; Dawn Darby, River Cities United Way; Lynne Petersen, Missy Grasser, and Bill DeJulio

Volunteers from UniSource Energy Services in Kingman recently presented $2,000 to River Cities United Way’s “Kids Bright & Healthy” Initiative (RCUW KBH).  Kids Bright & Healthy helps to provide medical, dental and vision services to children in families that are uninsured or underinsured. Over 1,075 students have been helped since this program began in 2003.

Several years ago, RCUW received a grant from Delta Dental to give low income and homeless children access to a dental cleaning, exam and x-rays.  Through this program, some children emerged with serious needs that needed to be addressed and RCUW KBH did not have enough funds to make that happen.  We applied for a grant with UniSource “Energy Community Impact Grants” and the grant now assists those children that have abscesses, rotten teeth and cavities.  The grant does not cover 100% of the additional costs but rather 50% and the local dentists that participate in the program accept payments from the family, so the child can be healthy and the family better understands the whole cost of keeping up on dental care.  UniSource has been a major contributor to RCUW by allowing a workplace campaign for their employees to donate and the Corporate offices match those donations to cover our Administrative expenses so 100% of what the employees donate, goes right back into their local communities.  Thank you Unisource!


22,685 people were helped saving $2.1M on prescription medication, an average of 41%.


13 K-12 students received dental referrals, 6 (47%) of which required additional work. The program saved those families an average of $109.79 per claim. 3 students received medical or vision care at an average cost of $83.33.


48 volunteers working 192 hours delivered oral health education and smile kits to 1,272 Kindergarteners, in 53 classrooms, at 20 schools, in 8 communities across 2 counties.

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94 attendees completed the 4-hour workshop covering budgeting and savings. 100% of attendees surveyed after 6-months, reported an improved financial situation.


20 volunteers working 140 hours assisted in preparing and submitting 263 tax returns at 5 sites, saving 2 communities $65,750 in filing fees.

The following companies are $5,000+ Corporate Cornerstone Givers, which covers administrative costs associated with operating our offices.

2016-2017 Campaign

Special Thanks to UniSource for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Mohave State Bank for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Havasu Regional Medical Center for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way

Thank you also to our Pillar Society Donors.

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Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce
Needles Chamber of Commerce

Kingman Chamber of Commerce

Laughlin Chamber of Commerce

McMullen Chamber of Commerce

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits


Internal Revenue Service

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