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  • UNITE Award Finalists Announced

    UNITE Award Finalists Announced $25,000 will be awarded for best collaboration $2,500 awarded to the top two runners up   November 5, 2014 – Five finalists have made it to the final round of judging for the 2015 UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award. Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the...
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  • Donors, Volunteers, and Guests ROCK OUT!

    Donors, Volunteers, and Guests ROCK OUT!  We’d like to thank Regina Toops of Regina Samone Photography for donating her expertise at our United Way Kick Off on October 29, 2014. As you can see, everyone had a Rocking Good Time! You can also find these photos on our Facebook page. Please visit the page so you can tag the people you know!  Please visit Regina’s website to see her amazing work.  ...
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  • United Way Kicks Off Campaign

    The largest crowd in the history of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee celebrated its 57th annual Campaign Kick-off at the Harborside Event Center on Wednesday. Over 800 community leaders and volunteers attended the festivities.  Buddy Kubesh, United Way Campaign Chair, and Publix Super Markets Store Manager encouraged everyone to “LIVE UNITED.” “We live in a very generous...
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Welcome to the United Way family, Suncoast Beverage Sales! They will be running a new employee campaign this year! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Teaser...tomorrow we are announcing a great volunteer opportunity and a fun Black Friday event. Stay tuned for details. You'll want to be a part of this! ... See MoreSee Less

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United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is proud to partner with the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. United Way will be featuring a child from the Heart Gallery every couple weeks. Please share this with people you know who may want to adopt a child. If you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent, please visit this link www.childnetswfl.org/adoptive_parents.php or call 1-855-933-KIDS (5437).

Christopher S.
Christopher is an adorable blond-haired teenager, who always seems to have a twinkle in his blue eyes and a grin on his face. He is unable to communicate verbally, but has whispered a few words in the past few months. He is also able to convey his thoughts through sign language. He is definitely an energetic and curious young man! Christopher enjoys helicopters and airplanes. Despite his challenges, his teachers report that Christopher is making satisfactory academic progress in a class that is geared to meet his specific needs.
This special young man requires a family who is willing to learn as much as possible about his unique needs, so that they can help him make progress. Assisting him will be a lifelong commitment, but it will be such a reward. If this family sounds like you, call about Christopher today!
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The United Way staff and Board of Directors would like to congratulate our very own Cliff Smith on being named one of Gulfshore Life Magazine's Men & Women of the Year for 2014. We are so proud and honored to have Cliff as a part of our community and United Way. Bravo! ... See MoreSee Less

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