Report to the Community showcases widespread impacts

2015 16 Annual Report Image 300x232 - Report to the Community showcases widespread impactsEach fall, we put together our annual Report to the Community so all of our supporters and partners can see how their generosity has changed thousands of lives over the course of the prior year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016).

Thanks to your generosity, 48 programs serving Williamson County received investments totaling $2 million in just the last fiscal year and volunteers gave 41,012 hours of their time to help local schools and nonprofits.

34,549 children and youth benefited from tutoring, mentoring, early learning, character/social development, and leadership opportunities.

27,814 people utilized food pantries, emergency support, employment education, training and housing to stabilize their living situations.

56,119 people received health care, therapy, in-home assistance and the support needed to improve their safety and well-being.

Focusing on early learning, we expanded into second-grade classrooms with our Raise Your Hand Williamson tutoring program so now we help 2nd-4th grade students reading below grade-level improve their proficiency.

Early in 2016, we launched an initiative to place behavioral health therapists in four rural schools. We’ve provided three therapists, one at Fairview High, one at Fairview Middle and the third works at both Fairview Elementary and Westwood Elementary. So far, 58 youth have benefited from counseling and the therapists have consulted with 161 teachers. This initiative was based on findings from the county-wide Needs Assessment and on recommendations from our Standing Allocations Committee.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you for helping to advance our mission. Your compassion for your neighbors and your generosity of spirit are what fuel the work we do every day.

Behind the statistics are real people whose lives are forever changed for the better, and you made that possible.

Do you want to see more of the impact from this past year? Read the full report here.