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    July 05, 2022
     
    Plus other news and updates from UWWF
     
     
    HELP US STUFF THE BUS!
     
     
     
    Stuff the Bus is only a few weeks away! Help us make sure students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are equipped with the tools they need to succeed this school year! This is the only school supply drive supported by both local school districts.
     
    Drop Off School Supplies
    Host your own school supply collection site! Or drop by one of our participating Walmart locations on July 21 to purchase and/or drop off supplies. We've just added Tiger Point, giving us 6 locations!
     
    Make a Gift
    Can't make it to one of the drop-off spots? Make a gift and let the schools get exactly what their students need. You can give at uwwf.org/school850 or by texting SCHOOL850 to 44321. Every item and dollar donated will go directly to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties' school districts. Monetary gifts will be used strictly by the school districts to purchase supplies. 
     
    Volunteer
    You can volunteer to support Stuff The Bus with various tasks like sorting, packing, and more! Volunteers are essential to Stuff the Bus.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Volunteer Info
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Drop Off Locations
     
     
    Escambia County
    • 951 S. Blue Angel Pkwy, Pensacola
    • 2650 Creighton Rd, Pensacola
    • 4600 Mobile Hwy Ste. 122, Pensacola
    Santa Rosa County
    • 4965 US-90, Milton
    • 9360 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre
    • 3767 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze
     
     
     
     
     
    See Supply List
     
     
     
    Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Thank you to our sponsors! There is still time to be a Stuff the Bus sponsor! If you are interested, email us.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Partners
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    OUT OF THE DARKNESS
     
     
     
    Helping veterans find the resources and support they need is personal for UWWF’s Florida Veterans Support Line (FVSL) team. And many times, it takes months of work to improve a person’s life.
     
    An Army Veteran called FVSL in December 2021. He was recently released from prison and had a hard time finding employment. He was running out of money and facing eviction. 
     
    See how a Veteran Care Coordinator was able to help him through support and advocacy.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Read His Story
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    BATTLE OF THE BARRISTERS
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Battle of the Barristers Champs - Clark Partington's Super Troupers
     
     
    What a night of trivia and fun! The inaugural Battle of the Barristers was a huge success. Thanks to all the teams who came out to compete and support United Way of West Florida- Beggs & Lane, Autumn Beck Blackledge PLLC, Carver Darden, Moorhead Law Group, and Clark Partington Attorneys at Law.
     
    Clark Partington took home the trophy, answering a tie-breaker question to win. Thank you Odd Colony Brewing Co. for the space, Ranger Brandon for the fun game, and Gulf Coast Trophies for our trophy!
     
     
     
     
     
    DAY OF CARING
     
     
     
    It's time to start thinking about Day of Caring! #DOC29 will be here before you know it. Day of Caring is on October 7.
     
    We are looking for volunteer teams who want to work and agencies and schools who need projects done.
     
    If you want to participate, please fill out the interest form on our website. After you fill out the form we will contact you about the next steps.
     
    Click the button below for more information and a timeline for Day of Caring.
     
     
    Day of Caring Information
     
     
     
     
     
     
    WELCOME!
     
     
     
    We're excited to welcome Trinity to UWWF as a summer intern! She is a student at Pine Forest High School.
     
    Trinity says, "It sounded like an amazing place to intern as I would be helping to make a difference in people’s lives. I love helping people, so it was a perfect fit for me."
     
    Trinity will be helping out at the front desk and with other projects over the next few weeks.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ONWARD & UPWARD
     
     
     
    Some of United Way of West Florida's leadership team recently attended the United Ways of Florida Statewide Leaders Conference.
     
    This year's theme was "Onward & Upward" as United Ways look toward how we can best strengthen our communities now and in the near future.
     
    Our team brought home information from the sessions and conversations with our colleagues that will help UWWF serve our neighbors the best we can in the coming year.
     
     
     
     
     
    WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    PENSAPRIDE
     
    UWWF will be at PensaPride on June 25 at Cordova Square, 1101 N. 12th Ave.
     
    PensaPride is an annual LGBTQ+ Pride festival. It was founded by Strive and Pensacola Arts Market.
     
    Come join us for a day of community, art, music, local food, and advocacy.
    RSVP LEARN
    & SERVE
     
    If you are 55 or better, join us at our next RSVP Lunch & Serve on June 29!
     
    This come-and-go event will be at Manna (3030 N. E St.) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     
    The lunch program is at 11:30 a.m. There will be an optional hour of community service before and after lunch.
    Reserve Your Spot
     
    ANNUAL
    MEETING
     
    Mark your calendar for the 2022 United Way of West Florida Annual Meeting on August 11 at 11:30 a.m.
     
    We'll hand out awards, recognize key community members and organizations, and have a sneak preview of what's next for UWWF.
     
    Look for your invitation to the big event coming soon!
     
     
     
     
     
    THANK YOU SPONSORS
     
    Contact:
    Laura Gilliam, CEO
    laura.gilliam@uwwf.org, (850) 434-3157