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  • Become A ReadingPal

                ReadingPals Application ReadingPals help build a strong foundation for literacy and a love of reading. By giving just a small amount of time, you can help children develop the skills and enthusiasm for reading, which is critical to academic success.   United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is recruiting volunteers to read to 4 year olds...
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  • United Way Surpasses Goal!

    The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee has concluded the 2014-2015 Campaign and exceeded the campaign goal of $8,890,994. Buddy Kubesh, 2014-2015 United Way Campaign Chair, and Publix Super Markets Store Manager   announced that local residents and companies contributed a record amount, $9,038,833 to the campaign which is a 5.2% increase over the amount raised last year. The event...
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  • Be A Family Mentor

    Be Family Mentor Today! The United Way Volunteer Center has officially launched a new Family Mentor Program to recruit volunteer mentors who will be trained and matched with parents who are ready to be re-unified with their children. Each Mentor will work to build a committed and trusting relationship with the parents to support them though this transition. The mentor will empower them to define...
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Today marks the last day of Camp United 2015. Thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County for running this pilot Junior Leadership Program. Here is a video that will show you more of what the campers did and learned over the summer. ... See MoreSee Less

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United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties shared Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County's video. ... See MoreSee Less

Today marks the last day of Camp United 2015. We were so very fortunate to be provided the opportunity to pilot this Junior Leadership Program in partnership with United Way and our fellow United Way agencies. Children are POWERFUL! These mighty campers spent 6 weeks exploring our community and serving others. From packing meals, working the mobile food pantry, cooking dinner, delivering meals on wheels, visiting Special Equestrians and so much more...these children made a difference this summer. This is going to be a GREAT school year! You are ready to be leaders who care, understand, volunteer, and overcome challenges! Great Job Camp United!

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A BIG Thank You goes out to #volunteers Lexi & Victoria who have been working on several projects these past few days for us!
It's been a joy to have your energy and enthusiasm in the office this week!
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United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties shared Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight's delicious meal was prepared for our Families by Camp United of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties and the Boys & Girls Clubs! Thank you for cooking tonight & bringing your tabs to support RMHCSWFL!

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Do you have diabetes? Are you at risk for diabetes? If you have high blood pressure, a family member with diabetes, or are overweight, you could be at risk for diabetes! For more information, contact United Way 211 by dialing 2-1-1 to ask about programs that can help!




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