Announcing Your 2021 Change Makers!

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments September 28, 2021

Central Florida is a community that embraces all that it means to Live United – this year more than ever before. Through its mission, Heart of Florida United Way brings together the non-profit, public and private sectors to create a better life for every person in Central Florida. To show apprecia...

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Heart of Florida United Way Invests a Quarter of One Million Dollars in Five Local Agencies to Stabilize Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed Households

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments September 17, 2021

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) today announced $250,000 in investments to five local nonprofit agencies to support the stabilization of the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population, which accounts for more than half of the tri-county area residents. It also represents house...

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Afghanistan: We stand with our Veterans

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments September 9, 2021

Current events around the world can have lasting impacts on the lives of our United States service members. For example, recently, we witnessed the end of an era as troops returned home from Afghanistan. This conclusion can bring about thoughts, feelings, and concerns for our friends and family memb...

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Four new community leaders join our Board of Directors.

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments August 19, 2021

Over the next three years Heidi DeBenedetti, Executive Vice President at Gilbane Building Company; Humberto Hormaza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Entravision Communications Orlando; Karmyn Norwood, Deputy Vice President of Sensors and Global Sustainment and Vice Presid...

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COVID-19 Impact Report

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments August 16, 2021

Heart of Florida United Way’s COVID-19 Impact Report for Central Florida For more than a year, volunteers, donors, and local partners stepped up to help during this unprecedented time. Our community has been through tremendous challenges. Friends and family members have lost their jobs, their savi...

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Nominations are open for 2021 Change Maker Impact Awards

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments August 9, 2021

Central Florida is a community that embraces all that it means to Live United – this year more than ever before. Through its mission, Heart of Florida United Way brings together the non-profit, public, and private sectors to create a better life for every person in Central Florida. To show appreci...

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Together We Can Help ALICE More Than Survive.

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments July 30, 2021

Truist Awards Grant to HFUW to Help ALICE. Throughout Central Florida, nearly half of our population are living below the local coast of living. These are hard-working people often working two or three jobs to make ends meet. We refer to this group as ALICE or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and ...

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Housing Assistance & Eviction Prevention

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments July 28, 2021

Resources for those impacted by COVID-19 in Central Florida At this time, thousands of Central Florida families housing stability is uncertain. As one of the providers in the community grappling with how to best support those in need, Heart of Florida United Way has put together the reference guide ...

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Challenge Yourself in Honor of Juneteenth

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments June 18, 2021

Juneteenth (June 19th) marks the anniversary of Federal troops arriving at Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to ensure the last stronghold of slavery was finally abolished. Yet, despite ending slavery, struggles of Black Americans have endured to the present day. Even locally, Central Florida has had d...

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5 Ways Summer Programs Help Kids Thrive

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments June 12, 2021

After a shaky school year, kids need critical support this summer Summer programs provide so much more to kids in our community than a chance to catch up academically. Classes, camps, and out-of-school activities offer kids a chance to grow and thrive so they can reach their full potential. Why are ...

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Tragedy not to be forgotten

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments June 11, 2021

It’s difficult to believe that five years have passed since the tragedy at Pulse. At Heart of Florida United Way, we have witnessed firsthand the long-lasting impact of this trauma on those directly and indirectly impacted this event. For its first four years, Heart of Florida United Way managed t...

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We need to all be the solution by working UNITED

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments June 9, 2021

“Even though ALICE families may be resourceful enough to overcome their current emergency, they may not be out of the woods yet; because the next financial hurdle is around the corner for those unable to prepare and save,” stated Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) President and CEO Jeff Hayward ...

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2021 State of Our Families

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments June 3, 2021

As the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic set in, leaders around Central Florida responded to the community’s unprecedented needs.  Heart of Florida United Way and others have been steadfast in addressing essential community issues like housing and utilities, mental health, and basic need...

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Don’t be fooled by these top 3 types of cyber-related scams

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments May 13, 2021

According to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2021 first-quarter report, the top 3 types of cyber-related scams are Identity Theft, Imposter scams, and Online Shopping scams. This is a continuing trend from the FTC’s 2020 annual report that tracked all 4.7 million reported instances...

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Leveraging Philanthropy for Career Development

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments April 15, 2021

Heart of Florida United Way is launching a new Emerging Leaders affinity group to empower community-minded professionals to connect, build, give and volunteer to lead the change for a better tomorrow in Central Florida.   MISSION: To attract, engage, and inspire early to mid-career profes...

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Announcing Your 2021 Change Makers!

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments September 28, 2021

Central Florida is a community that embraces all that it means to Live United – this year more than ever before. Through its mission, Heart of Florida United Way brings together the non-profit, public and private sectors to create a better life for every person in Central Florida. To show apprecia...

Continue Reading

Heart of Florida United Way Invests a Quarter of One Million Dollars in Five Local Agencies to Stabilize Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed Households

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments September 17, 2021

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) today announced $250,000 in investments to five local nonprofit agencies to support the stabilization of the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population, which accounts for more than half of the tri-county area residents. It also represents house...

Continue Reading

Afghanistan: We stand with our Veterans

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments September 9, 2021

Current events around the world can have lasting impacts on the lives of our United States service members. For example, recently, we witnessed the end of an era as troops returned home from Afghanistan. This conclusion can bring about thoughts, feelings, and concerns for our friends and family memb...

Continue Reading

Four new community leaders join our Board of Directors.

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments August 19, 2021

Over the next three years Heidi DeBenedetti, Executive Vice President at Gilbane Building Company; Humberto Hormaza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Entravision Communications Orlando; Karmyn Norwood, Deputy Vice President of Sensors and Global Sustainment and Vice Presid...

Continue Reading

COVID-19 Impact Report

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments August 16, 2021

Heart of Florida United Way’s COVID-19 Impact Report for Central Florida For more than a year, volunteers, donors, and local partners stepped up to help during this unprecedented time. Our community has been through tremendous challenges. Friends and family members have lost their jobs, their savi...

Continue Reading

Nominations are open for 2021 Change Maker Impact Awards

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments August 9, 2021

Central Florida is a community that embraces all that it means to Live United – this year more than ever before. Through its mission, Heart of Florida United Way brings together the non-profit, public, and private sectors to create a better life for every person in Central Florida. To show appreci...

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