Therapy Dogs Wanted!

United Way seeks volunteers for Beesley’s Paw Prints program United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is expanding the Beesley’s Paw Prints program and seeking new volunteers to visit United Way Partner Agencies, schools and residents of independent and assisted living communities. Beesley’s Paw Prints is a United...
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Taxes Filed Free!

It’s time to schedule your 2019 Federal Tax filing appointment!  United Way can help you at any of our site locations throughout Lee, Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee and Charlotte Counties.  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services will be available in the area beginning January 27th.  United Way VITA is a...
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Become A ReadingPal

  What Is ReadingPals?  ReadingPals is a statewide early literacy initiative that provides volunteer mentors for students from Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) and Kindergarten who may need extra help, utilizing a one-on-one approach.   Why Is ReadingPals Important?  45% of children in Florida are not ready for Kindergarten1 and 43%...
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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...
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United Way Gets Coveted Perfect Score

Fort Myers, FL (February 4, 2019) United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has received not only a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, but a perfect overall score of 100.  Charity Navigator is one of the most utilized evaluators of charities used to guide intelligent giving. Since 2002,...
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Youth Violence Prevention – Grants

High school student groups can be awarded $500 – $2,500 to create a project bringing awareness of youth violence prevention.  This project is in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, Click the button below to download the grant application for this innovative project to showcase your...
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