About us


OUR MISSION:

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community.

 

WHY UNITED WAY?

Our United Way is a community collaborator bringing people and organizations together to create powerful partnerships that address issues and solve problems.

United Way’s expertise is in uniting the community, problem solving, and driving collective action to amplify the power of the individual and achieve what no one person or organization can achieve alone.

When you invest in our community through United Way, you do more than you could do alone. Your contribution is combined with thousands of others, magnifying and multiplying the power of your gift. There is no single gift that provides as many health and human services, right here in our community, as your gift to our United Way.

 

Effective

Our United Way changes lives for the better. When you invest in United Way, you help people in need. You help make families strong. You feed the hungry. You help children grow and develop to their full potential. You’re there when a man, woman, or child needs a safe haven from domestic violence. You help people get the skills they need to be independent. And, in times of disaster, you ensure that emergency services are there to help people rebuild their lives.

 

Local

All of the money raised stays right here in our community. Your gift to United Way goes directly to meet the needs of our community – making this our community a better place to live and to work.

 

Accountable

The United Way Allocation process utilizes over 350 community leaders who visit and review every United Way supported program to ensure that your gift is being spent efficiently and effectively.

 

Efficient

Our United Way prides itself on our low overhead costs. 91.1% of all the money raised goes directly to programs that truly make a difference in people’s lives.

 

GIVE.

Our United Way supports a local human service network of 80 agencies/initiatives and over 200 programs that create change. Your contribution to United Way is the easiest and most powerful way to help people right here in our community to lead better lives.

 

ADVOCATE.

You can make a difference when you show your support of United Way. You can help people get the services they need by spreading the word about United Way 211 and the United Way Neighborhood Houses. Helping people find the services they need through the United Way is a powerful way to improve lives in our community.

 

VOLUNTEER.

Discover the reward of volunteering through the United Way Volunteer Center. Whether an individual, a family, or a company, the United Way Volunteer Center can help connect you to the appropriate organization within the amount of time you have available. Opportunities for one time projects or ongoing service are available.