Did you see the great Gillette News Record article about Climb Wyoming? Along with funding from the United Way and federal grants from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, Climb Wyoming also receive funds from the 1% Sales Tax (aka Penny Power).
Taken from the article: “Gillette Climb will receive $25,000 from the county and requested $28,500 from the city for fiscal year 2019. It comes from the Optional 1 Percent Sales Tax. … In Gillette, the average mom’s monthly salary went from $1,131 before the program to $3,004 after. Employment increased from 49 percent to 80 percent, and 92 percent showed a decrease in dependence on food stamps.
The moms become self-sufficient, taxpaying residents who no longer need state benefits or free and reduced lunches, McDonald said.”
Read the full article, Nonprofit helps moms climb out of poverty; Climb Wyoming is one of the agencies helped by 1 Percent, here: https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/local/article_59aa5d50-08a9-5334-8cc0-5145c9029583.html