Community Investment

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Heart of Florida United Way’s 2023 Thanksgiving Project: A Heartwarming Success

In its fifth consecutive year, the Heart of Florida United Way’s Thanksgiving Project continues to make a significant impact in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. This annual initiative, dedicated to supporting ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families, has grown exponentially, reflecting a community united in the spirit of giving and compassion. This year, HFUW […]

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Heart of Florida United Way Invests $1 Million to Create New, Permanent Home for New Image Youth Center in Parramore

On Friday, August 4, 2023, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) announced a $1,000,000 investment in the New Image Youth Center (NIYC), an organization that provides after-school and summer programs for Parramore’s children and teens. The funds were specifically invested for the purchase of a new building.  NIYC, celebrating its 19th anniversary this year, provides […]

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HFUW Teams Up With AdventHealth for Children to Break Down Stigma Around Mental Health Through a $1 Million Investment

This Mental Health Awareness Month, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is teaming up with AdventHealth for Children on a first-of-its-kind campaign to get Central Floridians talking about mental health and empowering them to “Be a Mindleader.”   Talking about mental health is one of the best ways to reduce the stigma, create hope, and lead […]

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Heart of Florida United Way Invests $1 Million in Valencia College’s Northwest Center for Accelerated Training: A Scholarship for Eligible Low-Income Students Pursuing Trade Certifications

Have you heard the BIG news?!  Heart of Florida United Way Launches Partnership With Valencia College   On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) President and CEO Jeff Hayward and Valencia College President Dr. Kathleen Plinske announced a $1 million investment by HFUW to support students in ALICE (Asset Limited, Income […]

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The New Live United Village: Heart of Florida United Way Unveils Their $1 Million Transformative Investment in Seminole County

At Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), we are thrilled to announce our transformational $1 million investment to enhance social services in Seminole County through a partnership with The Sharing Center.   Together, we are bringing a mutual vision to life of creating a one-stop hub to support our homeless neighbors and help uplift Seminole County residents […]

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Giving Tuesday Investment

Heart of Florida United Way Gives Back on “Giving Tuesday” with Capacity Building Investment to Nine Local Nonprofits

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) announced on Giving Tuesday a $75,000 investment in nine local nonprofit agencies within the tri-county area to support capacity-building efforts and continuing education of leadership through the Edyth Bush Institute (EBI). The nonprofits selected are GROW Central Florida, IDEAS for Us, Living Vicky, L.O.V.E. Our Youth, the Muslim Women’s […]

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Striving for Excellence

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 […]

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