United Way of Escambia County is more than a fundraiser. We are the hand raisers. The game changers. We Unite our community and fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every citizen.
The moment you give to United Way of Escambia County we work with our partners to secure matching grants, additional funding, and volunteer labor to grow your donation. Last year, $3.01 million was leveraged to create an impact of $10.2 for our local community.
Advocate for those in need by growing your knowledge of current issues impacting our community through our eNewsletter. Additionally, engage with our Facebook and Twitter pages to share the success you help create! Or, tell your neighbors and friends about 2-1-1. Last year, 2-1-1 specialists referred citizens to 57,258 local resources! Information and Referral Specialists answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in their efforts to advocate on behalf of those in need.
We could not do this work without volunteers who help us serve the community. Last year, 2,526 volunteers gave 45,265 hours in service to others. The Independent Sector values their gift of time at the rate of $24.14 an hour. In effect, volunteers gave a generous $1,092,697 by donating their talent and time to the community. They served through initiatives like Day of Caring, Free Tax Assistance Programs, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Cram the Van, and ReadingPals.
Success Stories! Click here for touching stories of how United Way's support helps agencies help others.