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Employees from the Lee County Tax Collector presented 103 handmade blankets to The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, & Glades Counties and Children's Network of Southwest Florida, both United Way partner agencies as part of an annual United Way Day of Caring project. This year marks the 10th distribution with over 670 blankets donated to date. Thank you Evie Platt for organizing this project! Many people in Lee County are warmer and comfortable tonight because of the generosity of these volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Annual Pelican Preserve Holiday Parade hosted over 34 entries and hundreds of spectators – the Pelican Preserve United Way Committee showcased 4 carts representing the theme: “The United Way gives the gift of: Education, Companionship and Literacy” and highlighted the United Way, Childcare of Southwest Florida, ReadingPals and the Gulfcoast Humane Society. Many thanks to our volunteers who participated in the event: Kathleen & Gary Brun, Bette & Les Damron, Dotti Hansen & Ron Daponte and Pat & Ron Frykholm. ... See MoreSee Less

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As requested by Diane Connell, please share the following message with your networks that knew her. Our United Way Family, which Diane was a part of for many years, is honored to help fulfill Diane's wish of having a celebration of her life.

There will be an informal memorial reception in celebration of Diane’s life on Saturday, December 15 at the United Way Main Campus, 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers 33908. Time is 12:00pm-2:00pm with shared sentiments at 1:00pm.

We are looking for photos to compile a slide show so please, it you have any with Diane in them, maybe even on Facebook please email them in JPEG format to Kim Berghs -

At Diane’s request, Steve Hess from the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis club will be saying a few words at 1pm and then open it up for people share a statement if desired. We will also have a means for anyone to write a personal note to the family. Diane requested that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to United Way.
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