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UWCC’s Day of Caring Adapted for COVID-19 by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. Charlotte County nonprofits train daily in using limited resources to lift up the most vulnerable in our community. Daily they serve as the boots...
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Learning Loss Slowed with Innovative Summer Reading Challenge by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County What child doesn’t love the feeling of sailing down a playground slide in the summer? It takes no effort (if you don’t count climbing up the ladder). It feels carefree and is just plain fun. But it happens so...
Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020
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School Attendance More Challenging, Still Important by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Can you hear the collective exhale across Charlotte County? Parents and caregivers have been holding their breath through the first two weeks of school and many are finally letting it out. Whether in the classroom,...
Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020
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We Must Continue to Advocate for Our Frontline Workers by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County For those with secure jobs, steady paychecks and a plump savings account, Labor Day marks the end of summer, a three-day weekend and a time to indulge in corn on the cob, potato salad and barbeque chicken. For those in...
Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2020
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Community Collaboration Provides Integrated Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County The mantra of Spring 2020 was “Safer at Home”. By the summer, many of us were longing to be anywhere BUT home. I appreciated the ability to work from my lanai with my trusted pup Ike by my side...
Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2020
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Charlotte County Reads Seeks Mentors to Encourage Love of Reading by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Melissa Nelson recently reminded me that one in three children cannot read at grade level by 3rd grade. Those children are missing out on enduring The Long Winter with Laura Ingalls or losing a coat and shoes...
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Tax Incentives Can Fuel Increased Charitable Giving by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County Almost overnight the coronavirus dealt a devastating blow to workers, families and businesses in Charlotte County, Florida. Our community is hurting, and without immediate action from Congress, even more people will lose...
Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020
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Deadline for Census 2020 Self-Response September 30 by Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director – United Way of Charlotte County It may be hard to see yourself ten years from now. What will the world look like in 2030? (Honestly, what will it look like next month?) But as blurry as that vision is, we must make the effort to look ahead and take the...
Posted: Sunday, August 9, 2020
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