Please join us for a Community Conversation about health and human services in Charlotte County.
For our 50th Birthday Celebration, come Feast on Florida culinary favorites; enjoy the music of Still Friends and Perry Street Project; and try your hand at our Florida Trivia contest.
As we embarked on our 50th Birthday Campaign, the United Way of Charlotte County identified a new mission to “lead the united effort to eliminate poverty by investing in our community”. Our Birthday Wish is a community without poverty.
With 40% of the people living in Charlotte living on the edge - our friends and neighbors are working hard, but falling short of what they need to consistently cover the basic costs of living.
Have you ever wondered who decides how the money United Way of Charlotte County is dispersed?
Well you can hear all about it from our Executive Director, Carrie Blackwell Hussey.
If you are interested in participating this February 2016, please call us at 941-627-3539 or email us.
When making decisions about giving away your hard-earned money, you can and should ask questions about your non-profit of choice. It is important to be informed about the mission and the results of past investments. Often in the community we hear that there may be some confusion about the United Way, so stick with us as we answer questions and bust myths about what it means to LIVE UNITED.
In this video, our executive director Carrie Blackwell Hussey answers a couple of common questions that we get when we are out in the community. Have a question? Let us know and stay tuned!
The United Way will be accepting funding applications for its 2016-2017 grant cycle until Monday, December 21, 2015. This application will also cover funds administered by United Way on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and the City of Punta Gorda.
Funding will be allocated to non-profit “Partner Agencies” that administer programs addressing the root causes of poverty, within the areas of education, financial stability, and health & wellness.
We humans are a funny bunch when it comes to perceptions. Two of us look at the same sky and see different colors. Another two view the very same inkblot and where one sees a flower, the other perceives a monster.