Friday, April 13 is the last day area non-profits providing human services in Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, and Shelby counties can submit paperwork to become a participating agency of the United Way of the Mark Twain Area for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year.

Friday, April 13 is the last day area non-profits providing human services in Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby counties can submit paperwork to become a participating agency of the United Way of the Mark Twain Area for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year.

Each year during the allocation process, area non-profits are invited to submit an application to become a participating agency of the United Way. Non-profits share with the Allocation Committee why their work is crucial to individuals living within the area and why the agency needs dollars from the United Way.

The United Way’s Allocation Committee is made up of community members from Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, and Shelby counties. Committee members recommend to the United Way Board which area non-profits to have as participating agencies for the upcoming fiscal year.

During the United Way’s Annual Campaign, which kicks off yearly in September, dollars are raised that are immediately allocated to the agencies selected during the allocation process.

Agencies selected to become a participating agency of the United Way will be announced in early May. Those agencies will then receive dollars from the United Way between November 2018 and October 2019.

To learn more about the allocation process and to access the forms required for non-profits to submit, please visit the United Way of the Mark Twain Area website at https://unitedwayNEMO.org.