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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. www.collaboratory.org/swflemergencyrelieffund

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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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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