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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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United Way VITA Program

VITA Season End Update United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has concluded the 2022 tax season with monumental results. United Way’s VITA volunteers provided free tax preparation services to over 6,800 individuals and families who received approximately $10.8 million in tax refunds and saved over $2 million in …

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United Way Makes Goal

UNITED WAY OF LEE, HENDRY, AND GLADES REACHES CAMPAIGN GOAL 29TH YEAR IN A ROW The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades has concluded the 2021-2022 Campaign, and met the campaign goal of $11.1 million. This is the 29th consecutive year that the goal has been met or exceeded. Campaign Chairs Noelle Branning (Lee …

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ARPA Date Extended

United Way of Lee County has extended the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Intent to Apply, Risk Assessment and Application deadlines to 5 p.m. May 6. The extension allows applicants an additional two weeks to complete the Intent to Apply and Risk Assessment, and an additional week for the programmatic application. During this time, United …

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ARPA Workshop

Synopsis/Summary of ARPA Training April 14th 9:00am to 11:00am Summary of Workshop The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of the ARPA language and intent (derived from the Final Ruling and Compliance and Reporting Guidance documents); educate on the enumerated eligible activities within the allowable Expenditure Categories (EC1 and EC2); briefly review …

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Volunteer Center New Platform

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER LAUNCHES NEW PLATFORM Local volunteerism is the power behind long-lasting change, and by introducing a new, dynamic online volunteer platform to our community, United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades is the driving force for volunteer engagement, donations, and impacting change within our community. Since 2008, United Way has been promoting …

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ARPA

Nonprofits can apply now for Lee County ARPA funding The United Way of Lee County, in cooperation with the Lee Board of County Commissioners, today has launched a new online portal that will allow nonprofit organizations to apply for funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Lee Board of County Commissioners on March …

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John Sheppard Blood Drive

The Volunteer Center of United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades will be teaming up with Bell Tower and Lee Health Blood Center to host a Blood Drive to commemorate the life of late Fort Myers native, John Sheppard. The event will be held on March 25, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm at …

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Free Tax Prep

Tax Season officially opens January 24 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 free federal tax filing services at over 22 sites in Lee, Hendry, Glades, …

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Volunteer Fair

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Volunteer Center will host a Volunteer Fair on January 8, 2022 at Amavida Retirement Community’s outdoor courtyard: 7820 Fanning Court, Fort Myers, FL; from 10 am – 1 pm. The volunteer fair will be an opportunity for non-profit organizations serving Lee County to match with potential volunteers. Additionally, …

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