Blogs

Thursday, October 18, 2018
  In the wake of the devastation Hurricane Michael leveled on much of the Florida Panhandle, below are a number of ways to provide support to those affected.   Locally, United Way of Escambia County will be receiving monetary donations. 100% of the proceeds will be directed to the United Way of Northwest Florida. You can donate online or by text ...
Monday, October 8, 2018
  Last Friday, October 5, United Way of Escambia County's 26th Annual Day of Caring landed on the same day as Do Something Nice Day and that is exactly what happened. Throughout Escambia County, more than 1,300 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help 70 local schools and agencies to complete 122 projects. Groups assisted schools and agencies ...
Friday, September 7, 2018
live well PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY has recently completed a Community Health Needs Assessment. View the general findings in the September 2018 Initial Report to the Community, here.    To learn more about the community's health and wellness, compare indicators for your community against state averages, county values, and target goals,...
Monday, August 27, 2018
  Pensacola’s sister city, Gero, Japan, is still recovering from extreme flooding and landslides caused by the landfall of Typhoon Prapiroon in July. Gero experienced all-time rainfall records and saw thousands of citizens seek shelter. The city of over 33,000 citizens experienced extensive damage and property loss. Following the storms, the...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
With the new school year just around the corner, United Way of Escambia County and partners held the annual Cram the Van campaign in July! Each year businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals host school supply drives to benefit local students and ensure that they return to school with the tools needed to succeed. Additional support to...
Friday, June 29, 2018
United Way of Escambia County is excited to award $850,000 in grant funds to 42 local nonprofit programs through the Community Investment Process. These programs provide critical services to individuals and families throughout our community. This past year, 266 generous companies and nearly 7,000 individual donors joined forces with United Way of...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  SUMMER IS HERE! When school is out, children need something fun and educational to occupy their time and continue learning. Below is a list of free camps available throughout Escambia County. Some of the Camps/Programs listed are specific to foster, adopted, at-risk, and disabled children.    West Florida Public Library Summer Reading...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  Volunteerism is the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.  When you volunteer, you see first-hand how your service matters in the lives of others.  Choose a cause that is close to your heart or where it is needed most.  For more information, contact our Volunteer Center at 850-912-8176 or volunteer@unitedwayescambia.org.    We are currently...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
  IMPORTANT TAX DEADLINES. April 17, 2018 is the deadline for filing your 2017 tax return. April 22, 2018 is the deadline to correct a rejected return. Check your Federal and State Acknowledgements to ensure you do not have any rejects lingering, or taxpayers you were expecting to return and never did. Taxpayers may be penalized for failure to...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  WE ARE WOMEN UNITED. As an integral part of United Way, Women United® fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to each other, to the organization’s mission, and to the communities we call home.  SPOTLIGHT:...