Challenge Yourself in Honor of Juneteenth

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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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Tragedy not to be forgotten

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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National Volunteer Week April 18th – 25th, 2021

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By | No Comments April 14, 2021

In person & Virtual Opportunities National Volunteer Week takes place April 18th- April 25th, 2021! After a year in a pandemic, the need to give back to the community is now more than ever. While keeping you and those around you safe, here are a few volunteer opportunities within our tri-county ...

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Tax Season has been Extended

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By | No Comments April 2, 2021

Great news! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS has automatically extended tax season until May 17, 2021, for the 2020 filing season. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions that may pertain to your return.  What does this mean? You still have time to file your taxes for a r...

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Striving for Excellence

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By | No Comments March 31, 2021

Over the past year, Heart of Florida United Way has fought hard for those directly impacted by COVID-19. We have fought for families who have lost wages, struggled to put food on the table, or worried if they would have a roof over their heads. And we have done all of this with the help of our local...

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Being motivated at the 14th annual Women United Luncheon

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By | No Comments March 31, 2021

Last year, our Women United Luncheon was the last in-person event we hosted at Heart of Florida United Way. We heard Bonnie St. John’s powerful message of getting back up when we have fallen, and that the difference between winners and losers is how fast you pick yourself up and get back to work. ...

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4 Tips for Tax Season from Heart of Florida United Way

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By | No Comments March 26, 2021

With Tax Day around the corner, it’s a good time to highlight the costliest mistakes that tax experts say we make in filing our taxes. Since 2009, United Way has helped some 1.3 million people nationwide save $260 million in filing fees, and bring back more than $1.9 billion in refunds to local co...

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Tax exemptions for Service Members, Veterans and their spouses.

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By | No Comments March 18, 2021

Military/Veterans Exemptions $5000 Service Connected Disability Exemption If you have a service connected disability of 10% to 100% (not totally and permanently disabled) you may qualify for this exemption. To determine if you qualify, applicants must be a permanent Florida Resident as of January 1s...

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Heart of Florida United Way Launches National Cybercrime Texting Platform

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By | No Comments March 8, 2021

Heart of Florida United Way is the first 2-1-1 center in the United States to launch a texting platform to support cybercrime victims on the existing 2-1-1 infrastructure. Leading the Way Continuing its fight against cybercrime in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, Heart of Florida United is th...

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9 Ways You Can Choose to Challenge Gender Inequity

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By | No Comments March 8, 2021

Celebrate International Women’s Day with These Mentorship Ideas Challenges faced together are often easier to manage. That’s true no matter your age or stage in life. Having someone who is by your side to help you face challenges is the power of mentorships!  So for this International Women’s...

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Legal Aid Support for ALICE Families Facing Eviction.

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By | No Comments March 8, 2021

Three organizations receive $50,000 investments to provide needed support to ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families in Central Florida. Addressing the Crisis When the moratorium on housing evictions expires, thousands of people in Central Florida will be unsure what will happen...

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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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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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