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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
If one person were to make the same level of impact that United Way’s Day of Caring volunteers made, he or she would have to serve every hour of the day for an entire year. That’s because 1,381 generous individuals gathered to make a difference in Escambia County. They provided 8,725 hours of labor valued at $201,286. Strong communities depend...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Our community has been fortunate to be wowed by large gifts made by some of our more wealthy citizens.  With game changing projects like the Downtown YMCA, it may appear that you need millions to make a big difference in the community. Fortunately, Joe Geribo and others know the truth and are quick to say, “Little people can make a big difference...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
School staff and local nonprofit representatives will spend a full day at the Gulf Power Auditorium discussing how to best bridge gaps between nonprofits and children/families with needs seen by the Escambia County school system. The inaugural summit was held last January and included over 60 school district employees and 28 nonprofits. After...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Fundamental to improvements needed in school readiness, ReadingPals is a school-based mentoring program that helps 4-year-old prekindergarten students build the strong pre-literacy skills necessary for kindergarten success. Volunteers are trained and provided with themed literacy kits to engage their student in age-appropriate learning activities...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
“Little people can make a big difference,” said Joe Geribo, Publix Super Market bagger and longtime donor to United Way. Joe is hard to miss in the checkout lines. He smiles and greets each shopper as he chats with those he knows. The swiftness and care he exhibits as he stuffs bags distinguishes him as a seasoned bagging specialist. His coworkers...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Red noses were in abundance as Loaned Executives danced their way to the stage to reveal this year’s goal of $2,272,850. The circus-themed event, presented by West Florida Hospital and hosted by the Pensacola Bay Center/SMG, included an agency fair featuring over 20 of United Way’s funded partners. Attendees learned of the passion, commitment and...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
As a part of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) you will have the opportunity to share your strength with other women who understand the value of service to the community. The WLC’s focus is active engagement to improve educational outcomes in Escambia County. Membership with WLC allows you to network monthly to discuss shared passions or...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Want to learn how to increase grant dollars for your organization? On September 23, United Way of Escambia County will provide training on Grant Writing. Hosted by Publix Super Markets and Regions Bank, training will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Way. This training will focus on five steps that will help your organization develop its...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Through a collaborative effort from our generous community, United Way of Escambia County received over $70,000 worth of school supplies during its 16th Annual Cram the Van. These supplies were then distributed to 64 schools, which helped provide local children with the tools they most need in order to succeed in school.“Cram the Van is going to...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
United Way of Escambia County welcomes two new Grant Writer/Resource Development Interns: Gloria Eligio is a student at University of West Florida seeking a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and a minor in education.  Gloria is an Honors Service Co-Chair for the Honors Council, has presented at the Southern Regional Honors Conference (on...