DENVER, June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today a $1 million grant to Warren Village, a Denver nonprofit organization that has been helping low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self-sufficiency using a two-generational model since 1974.
"Warren Village is a wonderful organization that is helping address Denver's homelessness through a comprehensive program designed to help single parents achieve sustainable stability for not only themselves, but their families, too," United's Vice President of Denver Operations Steve Jaquith said. "We're looking forward to partnering with Warren Village to help them in their mission to provide education, skills, hope and a bright future for those who need it most."
United's investment will provide both program and growth support for Warren Village, including improvements to the program and a focus on increasing participation. Additionally, United will be engaging their Denver employees in a variety of volunteer activities with Warren Village.
"United's extraordinary generosity demonstrates their commitment to Denver and will enable us to enhance the strength and quality of our core programs and support our desire to expand our positive impact in the community," said Ethan Hemming, President and CEO of Warren Village.
Warren Village takes a holistic, multi-generational approach to supporting families as they work towards becoming self-sufficient by providing safe and affordable housing, comprehensive educational and career guidance for adults, and by providing nurturing and caring early education for children while parents are working hard to change their trajectory.
"United's investment is exactly the kind of private support our nonprofits need," said Governor John Hickenlooper. "Warren Village provides parents a 'hand-up' to build steady foundations for families. This donation will go a long way in their ability to advance this life-changing work."
Today's announcement is the fourth in a series of announcements United is making in all of its domestic hub markets over the coming weeks. Each grant is a part of a total of $8 million in grants to help address critical needs identified by local leadership in each of its hub market communities – Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark/New York and Washington, D.C. The announcement represents United's commitment to invest in and lift up the communities where many of its customers and employees live and work.
"The generous grant from United is a tremendous investment in Warren Village and the important work they are doing to help Denver's low-income families in a sustainable and transformational way," said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. "We're proud to support Warren Village and United in their partnership to help Denver families thrive."
Throughout these four-year grants, United will work hand-in-hand with local organizations and engage with city and community leadership to create profound, sustainable advancements. Future announcements will include grant recipients in New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
"Our shared purpose is connecting people and uniting the world, and we're thrilled to support that purpose by using our people, planes and network to do good," said Sharon Grant, United's Vice President of Community Affairs. "Supporting organizations like Warren Village in Denver helps the community thrive, and United is proud to be a partner in making that happen."
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About Warren Village
Warren Village has been a trusted partner in the Denver community since 1974 and exists so that low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency. Warren Village offers a safe place to call home; wrap-around family support services including workforce training, educational advancement, and life-skills classes; and a nationally accredited early learning center for children six weeks to 10 years of age. www.warrenvillage.org
SOURCE United Airlines