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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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Did you know that volunteering as a family teaches social responsibility—volunteering helps children develop empathy and learn that one person can make a difference! ... See MoreSee Less

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We will never forget the ultimate sacrifices and the family and friends that were affected. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we remember our service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice and we thank you for protecting our freedom. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chico’s employees are at it again, packing individual bags of beans for distribution through the Harry Chapin Food Bank for a United Way Days of Caring event. Thank you Chico’s!! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Assorted images captured throughout the year...Thank you for sharing!

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Scotlyn USA Division Day of Caring helped sort canned food items at the Harry Chapin Food Bank on May 16th. ... 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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