The United Way of Charlotte County’s (UWCC) Board of Directors is proud to present a powerful new strategic plan. For 53 years, the UWCC has worked to bring together local non-profit agencies, corporations, donors, volunteers, and government entities to improve life for all county residents.
Last year, our local, independently operated United Way invested $1,617,930 in Charlotte County through 3 community collaborative programs and 29 individual programs at 21 non-profit agencies. Additionally, UWCC volunteers contributed 6,931 hours representing an additional value of $171,132 donated to our community. The UWCC VITA volunteers provided free tax preparation services for close to 600 residents who saw $543,000 in tax refunds and $116,000 in tax preparation savings.
“This updated strategic plan addresses the three cornerstones of a good life – educational success, financial security, and health and well-being,” says Harvey Goldberg, Board President. “Each and every day, people across our community struggle to shape better lives for themselves and their families, and UWCC pledges to build and make even stronger its network of resources for the people who need them most.”
Made possible in part by Invest in Incredible, an initiative of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, “the roadmap outlines the continued direction of already established collaborative efforts comprised of some of the best and most dedicated community partners working toward our common goal of transforming local lives,” explains Executive Director Angie Matthiessen. “As these partners work together, the entire community reaps benefits exponentially greater than before. The seeds planted now will bring much fruit down the road. Our sleeves are rolled up and we’re excited.”
The public is warmly invited to UWCC’S free annual Campaign Kickoff and rally at Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday, October 23 from 8-9 AM. Afterwards, more than100 community members head out into the community to volunteer for Day of Caring. Our local partner agencies work so hard and this is just one way to support them.
To request a copy of the strategic plan or volunteer for Day of Caring, please call 941-627-3539, send email to email@example.com, or visit unitedwayccfl.org.
About the United Way Charlotte County
United Way of Charlotte County mobilizes the power of our community to break the cycle of poverty by bringing together local agencies, corporations, donors, volunteers and government to transform local lives. Our work and our investments stay right here, supporting thousands of people every year. Change doesn’t happen alone. #liveunited