Red Sox Raffle

Lighthouse of SWFL and United Way have teamed up with Ocean Breeze Heating & Cooling to raffle off the Ultimate Red Sox Spring Training experience! Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each.  The winner will receive four tickets to the March 4, 2023, 1:05 pm spring training game at JetBlue Park versus …

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Tax Season is Here

Tax Season appointments are officially open and United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades’ free tax filing assistance program is ready to assist Southwest Florida residents keep more of their hard-earned money. The United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides no-cost federal tax filing services at over 25 sites in Lee, Hendry, Glades, …

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United Way Campaign Kick Off

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades celebrated its 2022-23 Campaign Kickoff at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, where more than 600 business, nonprofit and community leaders gathered to hear updates from the organization. Event sponsors included Alta Resources and Publix Super Markets.  United Way Board Chair Bob Beville opened …

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Hurricane Ian Relief Fund

We’ve partnered with Collaboratory to create a disaster relief fund to help those affected by Hurricane Ian. 100% of the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund supports local nonprofits and areas experiencing the most immediate needs. Click the link to donate today. We are so grateful for your support.

Reading Pals Needed

READINGPALS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades is recruiting volunteers for the United Way ReadingPals program to read with PreK to 2nd graders at 12 school sites in Lee County. ReadingPals offers volunteers an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with young children, while helping them improve their social-emotional development …

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VITA Volunteers Needed!

– United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades is seeking volunteers for the  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program during the 2023 tax season. Volunteer tax preparers, greeters, and Bilingual-Spanish speaking interpreters are needed to provide no-cost tax preparation services at over 20 locations throughout SWFL for individuals and families earning less than $66,000 per …

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United Way’s New Campaign Chairs

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades has announced that the 2022-2023 United Way Campaign Chairs will be Sally Jackson and Matt Humphreys. Additionally, the goal for this year’s campaign has been set at $11,186,558.  Last year’s campaign raised $11,105,524 for the local communities of Lee, Hendry, and Glades.  The theme of this year’s campaign …

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United Way Board Update

New officers and five new board members were elected at the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Annual Meeting. Officers and Executive Committee Members for 2022-2023 are the following: Board Chair: Bob Beville, Waterman Broadcasting Vice Chair:  Noelle Branning, Lee County Tax Collector Treasurer: Cynthia Hawkins, Wiltshire Whitley Richardson & English PA Assistant Treasurer: …

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ARPA Funding Approved

ARPA Funding Approved The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted on June 21 to approve the United Way of Lee County Nonprofit Human Service projects recommended by United Way for funding through the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. The vote authorizes distribution of up to $16.2 million of American …

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