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Wear Green and Give Thanks to Publix Associates by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County If you want to see what it means to serve your community, grab your grocery list and head over to the nearest Publix Super Market. From the front-end staff to the management team, these heroes in green aim to serve. Each member...
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Kindergarten Readiness Can Begin Now by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Your five-year-old is a lot like soil. Soil stores all the elements that are needed for plants to grow and it provides support for the roots. Good soil will hold moisture while also draining well. It takes a delicate balance to have soil...
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Fawcett CEO Michael Ehrat Joins UWCC Board by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County During the Great Depression, both World Wars, and even the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes were never canceled. Resilience and determination are at the heart of the Triple Crown. United...
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Tackling Academic Struggles with Food and Books by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County We spent most of 2020 living in the moment. It was nearly impossible to look even a few weeks into the future with any certainty. With high hopes for 2021, there is still monumental uncertainty about what lies even a month or...
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2021
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Collaborative Funding Helps Move the Needle on Homelessness by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County In 2017 the United Way of Charlotte County (UWCC) Board of Directors took a leap of faith. They made a firm decision to only fund programs that required agencies to work together to solve a problem. Beginning that...
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2021
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UWCC Executive Director Joins Bayfront Health Board of Trustees by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County If we still don’t know if the chicken came before the egg, or vice versa, perhaps we are asking the wrong question. This week I attended my first meeting as a member of the Board of Trustees for Bayfront Health...
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2021
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It's the Season of Sharing for United Way by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County The holiday season has come and gone, but United Way of Charlotte County is celebrating a different season – the Season of Sharing. Each year, Season of Sharing covers crucial expenses for basic needs such as rental or mortgage...
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2021
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5th Annual Women United Luncheon is Feb. 4 at Carmelo’s by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Women are often seen as the glue of a family. They plan the meals, schedule the doctor appointments, read the bedtime stories, balance the checkbook and do everything in their power to keep all the balls they are...
Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2021
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