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UNITED WAY VITA PROGRAM CONCLUDES EXTENDED TAX SEASON

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has concluded the extended 2021 tax season with tremendous results! United Way’s VITA volunteers provided free tax preparation services to over 6,700 individuals and families who received approximately $9.7 million in tax refunds and saved over $2 million in tax preparation …

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United Way Elects New Officers and Board Members

New officers and nine new board members were elected at the recent United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Annual Meeting. Officers for 2021-2022 are as follows: Board Chair:  Roger Desjarlais, Lee Board of County Commissioners Vice Board Chair: Bob Beville, Waterman Broadcasting Corporation Treasurer: Cynthia Hawkins, Wiltshire Whitley Richardson & English PA Assistant Treasurer: Victoria Loyola, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & …

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United Way Annual Meeting Notice 2021

United Way Annual Meeting

United Way of Lee County, Inc. will hold its Annual Meeting of the Membership and Board of Directors on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8AM via zoom and in person.  The Annual Meeting is a meeting of the membership. Qualification of Members: Any Person (and the spouse of any such natural Person) living, working, or …

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Gifts In-Kind Program

United Way Gifts-in-Kind

UW Gifts-in-Kind program has taken in and redistributed over $12 Million worth of donated goods to the community! United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee started the Gifts-in-Kind program in 2016. It was humble beginnings with the first year taking in 5,694 items worth over $430,000. The items donated and distributed included office furniture, …

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United Way Reaches Goal

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has concluded the 2020-2021 Campaign, and met the campaign goal of $10.8 million. This is the 28th consecutive year that the goal has been met or exceeded. Campaign Chairs Karen Ryan (LCEC) and Bob Beville (Waterman Broadcasting) announced that local residents and companies contributed a record …

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Swing Into Spring

Thank you for your interest in our Swing into Spring online auction. We appreciate your support of our United Way! Proceeds from our fundraiser will help local social services programs in Hendry and Glades Counties. The online auction begins on April 17 at 8am and ends April 24 at 8pm. Bid early and bid often! …

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United Way Reaches Goal

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has concluded the 2020-2021 Campaign, and met the campaign goal of $10.8 million.  This is the 28th consecutive year that the goal has been met or exceeded. Campaign Chairs Karen Ryan (LCEC) and Bob Beville (Waterman Broadcasting) announced that local residents and companies contributed a record …

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Chico’s FAS Day of Caring

    Several volunteers from Chico’s FAS, Inc. participated in two separate United Way Days of Caring in December and January.   Volunteers from Chico’s FAS helped agencies shop and load vehicles with much needed food on distribution days.  They were able to lend a hand to fulfill orders just in time for the holidays as …

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My Free Taxes

  United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee announced the launch of this tax season’s MyFreeTaxes.com site. For the 12th year, United Way is providing online tax filing software, accessible through MyFreeTaxes.com, to help taxpayers easily and accurately file their taxes from their computer or smartphone. MyFreeTaxes® is a free and easy way to …

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