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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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  • Your Gift Makes A Difference

    Dr. Piper Center runs the Foster Grandparent Program. This program is vital to the youth in our community. The Foster Grandparent  Program of Southwest Florida provides meaningful and challenging volunteer opportunities and community involvement for more than 150 Foster Grandparents to serve special needs and at risk children by giving more than 110,000 hours of annual volunteer services. This...
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This is great advice from Peter Busch when it comes to setting off fireworks this weekend. Be safe and keep others in mind. And let's not forget about the pets that suffer during fireworks as well. ... See MoreSee Less

PLEASE SHARE: If you're going to light fireworks this weekend, please ask around your neighborhood to see if there are any veterans with PTSD. Several have reached out to NBC2 to let us know the loud noises are very stressful. At the very least, give them the courtesy of knowing what time to expect the noise.

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#TBT United Way President Cliff Smith and Joe at the Beach Walk in 2010. The United Way Volunteer Center was the lead recruiter for our area. ... See MoreSee Less

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Leslea Ellis and her staff did a United Way Day of Caring at the Friendship Centers today. Bingo and an ice cream social with the elders in The Living Room. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are our fabulous Publix volunteers helping distribute food yesterday at Pine Manor. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to Rotary Club of Cape Coral - District No 6960 and to the LCEC Killa-Watts for the generous donation from the Cardboard Boat Regatta! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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