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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
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
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
Related: Impact | Volunteer | Volunteers
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
Who knew when we began planning for our 50th birthday kickoff that a bike would tell the story of how to impact a life? At the kickoff, our Executive Director, Carrie Hussey shared the story of Cruz, a young man who walked and biked 1,400 miles to obtain his GED.  His determined pathway has been...
Posted at: Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:02pm
For the past year, the United Way of Charlotte County has had the honor of being involved in Aspirations to Actions an initiative of the Patterson Foundation.  It started in August of 2014 with a 3 day Public Innovators Lab presented by Rich Harwood and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation...
Posted at: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:33am
Related: Advocate | Impact
This week was a whirlwind, to put it mildly. We kicked off our 50th Birthday Campaign with a goal of raising $950,000 in the next 4 months.   It was a great event with over 110 volunteers giving their day to our local partners. In my speech at the campaign kick-off, I asked our participants to be...
Posted at: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 3:31pm
2015 Day of Caring
Posted at: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 8:45am
It is our 50th Anniversary and we have a birthday wish... a community without poverty. We need your help! All the details you need for deciding to invest in our 50th anniversary campaign are below: 2015 Cover Letter Sponsor Packet Why Invest in the 50th Anniversary Campaign Campaign Activities...
Posted at: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 3:05pm
The 2015 Annual Meeting was held on May 20, 2015 at St. Andrews South Golf Club. Please take a moment to explore the partners and individuals who gave of their time, talents and treasures this past year. The investment to our community is felt in changed lives and we are grateful! Campaign...
Posted at: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:13am