Childcare

United Way is happy to partner with Lee County Government to distribute CARES funding to eligible childcare providers across our community. Gold Seal Providers, 3.5 + Composite Score Providers, Municipalities, and United Way Partner Agencies are eligible to receive funding to scholarship children whose families have been impacted by...
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COVID-19 Info

If you think you or someone in your family might have COVID-19 and are exhibiting respiratory illness symptoms, you should call a healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will work directly with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19....
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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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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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