United Way at Work: Help Me Grow Helps Families Handle Developmental Delays

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By | No Comments March 21, 2016

Tania was worried about her son. Jason, two years old, seemed to be a bit different than other children his age. While others his age were starting to say full sentences and were excited to be around other kids, Jason didn’t speak at all and seemed not to notice other children. Tania went to her p...

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TRex and Free Tax Prep

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By | No Comments February 8, 2016

Today, in honor of #TRexTuesday, we launched a new video featuring a TRex and taxes to raise awareness for free tax preparation services and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Free Tax Preparation Services Remember, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are located throughout Orange, Osce...

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United Way at Work: Teen Xpress Offers Teens Healthcare

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By | No Comments February 8, 2016

Teens have plenty to worry about: making friends, having good grades and playing sports. Regular healthcare doesn’t usually top that list. For low-income families, it’s a struggle to afford basic necessities, let alone medical visits. For teens in those families, the only opportunity to see a do...

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CFC: Local Federal Giving Totals More Than $1.2 Million

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By | No Comments February 7, 2016

The local Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), a fundraising effort that includes all federal employees, totaled $1,242,307 in 2015. The dollar figure was announced at a campaign celebration held at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona. Funds will be used to improve community conditions globally. ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Byron Knibbs

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By | No Comments February 4, 2016

As the Vice President of Sustainable Services at the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC- The Reliable One), Byron Knibbs leads sustainability efforts to educate customers about ways to be more efficient through conservation and renewable programs. Besides working to preserve the environment, Byron al...

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5 Common FAFSA Myths

By | No Comments February 1, 2016

We’ve reached the mid-point of the school year which means it’s time for seniors to start considering next steps. For those contemplating college, it can be an overwhelming and stressful process. One of the biggest concerns students face is tackling the cost of college. To qualify for financial...

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