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2nd Annual Fabulous Florida Feast 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. All of this at one of the best locations in town - the Laishley Pavilions. We...
Posted at: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:28pm
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Our Board President recently wrote a letter to the editor that explains very simply the support and oversight we receive from the United Way Worldwide! Thank you Sue Sifrit! December 29, 2015 Attention: Charlotte Sun Herald Editor In a recent letter to the editor the author decried the salary of...
Posted at: Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:06am
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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...
Posted at: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:13am
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United Way of Charlotte County Has Reached the GuideStar Gold Level Profile as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency United Way of Charlotte County achieved the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations...
Posted at: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 12:06pm
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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.
Posted at: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:16pm
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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...
Posted at: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 1:57pm
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United Way of Charlotte County Seeks Applications for the 2016-2017 Grant Cycle 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...
Posted at: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:50pm
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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.    It stands to reason, then, that as our United Way aspires to meet and exceed our...
Posted at: Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:09pm
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My name is Stephanie Lucy. I am a wife, mother, student and resident of Charlotte County. I chose my degree in Human Service Management because I knew I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. With an understanding that this degree would only get me so far, I knew I needed to get personal...
Posted at: Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:32pm
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So far in 2015, through the Season of Sharing grant, the United Way of Charlotte County has distributed $215,000 to assist 278 families. Two thirds of the families assisted have children under the age of 18. We are continually in awe of the impact these funds have on the folks in Charlotte County...
Posted at: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 3:19pm
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