Blogs

Friday, September 26, 2014
Have you ever thought about putting everything that is of value to you in a black trash bag? This question and others have confronted 211 case management supervisor Bonnie George on a daily basis since April's flood.In this instance, the caller had been at a shelter for several days and relocated to a hotel when the shelter closed. Those staying...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Nearly 200 partner agencies, donors and friends joined United Way of Escambia County at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Center last night to celebrate the results of the 2013-14 workplace campaign and the announcement of United Way grant recipients.Thanks to the generosity of 10,000 United Way donors and giving led by three top workplace campaigns,...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
You’ve seen them on the news, in the paper, in your neighbor’s yard. They are those individuals who serve tirelessly to keep us safe. They help secure the vast privileges that are ours as free citizens of the United States. Recently, military volunteers have been especially visible in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. They have showed up in force...
Friday, May 16, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorder has been identified in one out of 68 children. While the condition is five times more common in boys, it does not follow any racial, ethnic or socioeconomic lines. Additionally, ASD comes with a host of other challenges. The families of these children have...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.  For the State of Florida, the situation is dire with a 34.5 percent increase in this horrid statistic. Even more tragic...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
As we prepare for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Stacey Kostevicki and Jamie Cochran are two women deserving of recognition for their leadership and commitment to serving abused children and families locally. They demonstrate an inner strength in their work to free neglected and abused children from suffering.The Child Abuse Prevention and...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
United Way of Escambia County is launching the second annual non-profit training series with this year’s first program hosted at the Lewis Bear Company from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday, March 26. The program received accolades from last year’s non-profit professionals who rated the usefulness of information provided and their increased competency at...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Serve on the Community Investment Committee and help choose the programs that receive your donations through United Way of Escambia County’s funds distribution process!Through United Way of Escambia County’s funds distribution process, United Way donors come together to make recommendations on how undesignated donations should be invested in non-...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Due to continued freezing temperatures and associated travel conditions the following programs and offices will be closed Thursday, January 30 and plan to return to normal operations on Friday, January 31.   ·      ARC Gateway ·      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (seven clubs located in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Special thanks to our 2013-2014 Pacesetter Campaigns. These companies run their campaigns July 1 through September 19, setting the pace for us all. United Way announced at the Breakfast of Champions Campaign Kickoff that these companies collectively raised $579,803 for our community!                              ALONE YOU CAN DO INCREDIBLE...