Kids Free to Grow Receives United Way of York County 2015 Community Investment

March 2, 2015 Kennebunk, Maine Kids Free to Grow today announced that it has been awarded a one-year grant from United Way of York County totaling $22,022. This investment will support of programming of Break the Silence, Nurturing program, Personal Body Safety and the Early Years Parenting Program. Through the mobilization of resources, expertise and funds that support programs focused on the essentials of education, financial stability and health, United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.

Kids Free to Grow is located in Kennebunk, Maine and the mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by empowering children and families in York County. They serve over 6,000 children and families a year by offering school and community based prevention and parenting education.

Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations throughout York County, this year, the United Way is investing in 66 community programs serving children, youth, adults and families.

“We applaud the generosity of so many who support United Way’s work throughout the year,” noted United Way of York County President & CEO Barb Wentworth. ”As a result, in 2015 we are able to provide continued and much needed support for essential human services across the region. These important services are a critical component of our collective efforts to build an even stronger York County.”

About United Way of York County

United Way of York County strengthens community by bringing people and resources together to effect long-lasting changes in community conditions that improve lives. Together we focus on important issues that impact Education, Income and Health, the building blocks of a good quality life.

To learn more about United Way of York County and be a part of the change you want to see in the world, visit or call 207.985.3359 to learn how you can Give, Advocate or Volunteer.

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