Leadership Donor Appreciation Event at SeaWorld

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments December 13, 2017

We recently hosted our 20th annual Leadership Donor Appreciation Event at SeaWorld. For two decades now, we have partnered with our friends at SeaWorld to say thank you to our Leadership Donors. Our Leadership Donors are those generous individuals who donate $1,000 or more and they are an integral r...

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Basics for Babies 2017

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments November 9, 2017

Motherhood should be a time of joy and excitement. But as Emma stared down at her baby crying on the changing pad, all she felt was guilt and shame. Her last dollar had just gone to paying rent and her next paycheck was still two days away. She only had three diapers left. With tears in her eyes and...

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The Holiday Volunteer Guide

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments November 6, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities During the Holiday Season The smell of turkey. The excitement of buying gifts. It’s easy to get caught up in the commotion of the holiday season, but for many in our community, it’s a time of great need. Across Central Florida, there are those who are struggling t...

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Advocate for Change: Affordable Housing Crisis

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments November 1, 2017

In response to the overwhelming requests for housing assistance we have experienced at the Puerto Rico Welcome Center at the Orlando Airport, our CEO Jeff Hayward authored the following letter. It was delivered to Florida Governor Rick Scott on October 26 requesting immediate and long term support t...

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Coping with Stress After Tragedy

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments October 3, 2017

Community Tragedy On Sunday, October 1, a shooter opened fire on over 22,000 concert-goers in Las Vegas. With 58 confirmed fatalities and over 500 injured, it has been deemed the worst mass shooting in the U.S. history. As the previous home for such a grim title, Central Florida is all too aware of ...

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

Heart of Florida United Way

By | No Comments September 27, 2017

We have established the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief fund to assist with emergency assistance and basic needs of those affected. 100% of every dollar raised will go toward alleviating immediate storm-related needs in Puerto Rico, long-term community recovery and displacement assistance for families ...

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