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This Thanksgiving column is dedicated to the incredible team members at United Way of Charlotte County. by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County It comes down to the heart. In my estimation, teamwork really does make the world go round. When I was living in Atlanta, I had the most incredible experience of working...
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Children in Child Welfare System Benefit from Normal Holiday Gift Giving by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Local children, as well as their families, have seen 2020 as a year of adapting, overcoming obstacles and learning what to expect from this “new normal”.  Students had abrupt changes in the spring at...
Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2020
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UWCC Wine and Tapas Fundraiser is Back Virtually by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Since 1985 the third Thursday in November has been set aside for the release of Beaujolais Nouveau, one week before the Thanksgiving holiday. Beaujolais Nouveau is untraditional in that it isn’t a wine that gets better with...
Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Increased Need for Foster Homes for Teens, Sibling Groups by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Opening your arms to a child who has experienced abuse or neglect should come naturally to all of us. Opening your home takes another level of commitment. Charlotte County needs more families willing to open their...
Posted: Sunday, November 1, 2020
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Q&A with Nadia Demyanovskiy on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County With COVID-19, so many of the phone calls to our office have been from individuals who had never had to ask for help before. Our hard-working friends and neighbors who had always been able to provide...
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2020
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UWCC’s Seeks Mobilizers to Unite for Fundraising Goal by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County United Way of Charlotte County (UWCC) has been raising and distributing funds to benefit the Charlotte County community since 1966. Our organization has grown and changed over the years, but one thing has remained...
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020
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Funding Available for Motivated Students by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County In rehearsing a pivotal scene for a Shakespearean play, I imagine every director has had their patience tested by a pretentious actor asking, “What’s my motivation?” The great benefit of living through a script is that you can take...
Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020
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Community Donations Provide Farm-to-Table Produce to Families in Need by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County If a picture is worth a thousand words, the walls in my office could speak for hours. One picture hanging near my desk is of my grandfather. The words it speaks remind me of days gone by when he would take...
Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2020
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