• United Way Notes: Day of Caring Photos, New Faces, Free Resources

    • Share:
    March 18, 2022
     
     
    WHAT A GREAT DAY!
     
     
     
     
     
    Hundreds of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and completed service projects at nonprofit agencies and schools across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties during United Way of West Florida’s Day of Caring on February 25.
     
    The final numbers are in. Here is the impact Day of Caring made on our community.
     
    • More than 500 volunteers from 35 companies and organizations spent the day cleaning, painting, building, and more.
     
    • Those volunteers put in 1,625 hours of work on their projects.
     
    • The value of donated time for those volunteers is $46,370.
     
    Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in Day of Caring. You made a huge impact in our community!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    See More Pictures
     
     
     
    Thank You Sponsors!
     
    Day of Caring would not be possible without our sponsors. Thank you for your support!
     
     
     
     
    NEW FACES. NEW PLACES.
     
     
    Jed Dembowski is our new Director of Marketing. Jed brings 14 years of United Way experience to UWWF from Oklahoma, where he was the VP of Marketing at United Way of Norman.
    Julia Helton recently joined our team as a Community Engagement VISTA. Julia has a passion for volunteering and brings experience as a volunteer coordinator to the team.
     
     
    Mike Eveland is the new Community Impact Specialist for UWWF. Mike will help support functions related to the community investment process, agency relationships, and community impact work
    Kevin Thomas has moved over from RSVP to the Development team. His new title is Development Manager. Kevin will be building partnerships and inspiring people to make a difference.
     
     
    THANK YOU!
     
     
    We want to send out a special thank you to our friends at Publix!
     
    Publix is the top corporate supporter of United Way in the world. During the most recent campaign, Publix and its employees donated $62.3 million in its seven-state operating area.
     
    We are so thankful for their support here in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FUN ON THE WATER AND THE ROAD
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Phins Fishing Classic
    Get your hook in the water to support United Way!
     
    Sign up is open now for the Phins Fishing Classic. This
    virtual fishing tournament features six categories of fish to win prizes in, and even a high school division.
     
    The Inaugural PFC will take place from April 9th - May 1st, 2022. This gives you plenty of time to reel in the BIG one! All registered participants also have the chance for bi-weekly giveaways leading up to kick-off and other prizes during the tournament!
     
    Sign Up!
     
     
     
    On the Road with Kia
    Have you seen this Kia Soul around town? Did you know you could drive it home? Thanks to Kia Autosport of Pensacola, anyone who donates $250 or more to United Way of West Florida is eligible to win this new car!
     
    Rules and more info
     
    Enter to Win!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    IN OUR COMMUNITY
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FREE TAX HELP
     
    Free tax help is available now for individuals and families with an annual income of $73,000 or less.
     
    United Way of West Florida's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites are open now by appointment only.
     
    Call 211 to set up your appointment. You can file on your own for free with online self-filing by visiting myfreetaxes.com.
     
    Learn more by visiting uwwf.org/taxhelp
    PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS
     
    Did you know there is a free and easy way to save money on your prescriptions?
     
    Just grab a SingleCare card from UWWF, and you could save up to 80% on your prescriptions.
     
    The card is free to everyone. It covers all FDA-approved medications. And it has unlimited uses.
     
    Learn more by visiting uwwf.org/singlecare-prescription-card
    BORN LEARNING TRAILS
     
    The new Born Learning Trail is now open at William E. McNealy Sr. Park!
    
    The Trails are designed to actively engage learning through art, with prompts along the trail to guide parents.
     
    Born Learning Trails are made possible through the partnership of International Paper, the Early Learning Coalitions of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, the Town of Century, the Town of Jay, and the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners.
     
    Learn more by visiting uwwf.org/born-learning
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    THANK YOU SPONSORS
     
     
     
     
     
    United Way of West Florida | uwwf.org
     
    FacebookTwitterInstagram
     
     
     
     
     
    Contact:
    Laura Gilliam, CEO
    laura.gilliam@uwwf.org, (850) 434-3157