VOLUNTEERS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER FOR THE UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is seeking volunteer tax preparers, interpreters, and greeters to help our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites during the 2021 tax season. With the support of trained, IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers, VITA sites provide free tax preparation to individuals and...
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UNITED WAY NAMES KAREN RYAN AND BOB BEVILLE AS 2020-2021 CAMPAIGN CHAIRS

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has announced that the 2020-2021 United Way Campaign Chairs will be Karen Ryan and Bob Beville. Additionally, the goal for this year’s campaign has been set at $10.8 million.  Last year’s campaign raised $10,785,325 for the local communities of Lee, Hendry,...
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Community Partners Launch Healthy Minds Initiative

The mental and emotional effects of COVID-19 are impacting well-being in significant ways amid the pandemic, with 40% of U.S. adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression, in addition to increases in substance use and thoughts of suicide. To address this urgent and increased need for support on a...
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Partnering with Collins Vision to Be the Difference While Helping SW Florida to See the Difference

We are delighted to partner with Collins Vision of Fort Myers and Naples to help those who need it most in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic that affected so many.  Through September, Collins Vision is donating a percentage of every LASIK and Refractive Cataract Surgery procedure to United Way...
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United Way Makes Goal

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has concluded the 2019-2020 Campaign, and exceeded the campaign goal of $10,783,563.  This is the 27th consecutive year that the goal has been met or exceeded. Campaign Chair Roger Desjarlais made the announcement that local residents and companies contributed a...
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UNITED WAY ELECTS NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

New officers and four new board members were elected at the recent United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Annual Meeting. Officers and Executive Committee Members for 2020-2021 are the following: Board Chair: Robert Shearman, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, & Holt, PA Vice Chair:  Roger Desjarlais, Lee Board of...
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