85th Blog

85 Years of Impact: Heart of Florida United Way Celebrates Our History and Embraces a Brighter Future 

In 2024, we are celebrating our 85th anniversary, commemorating more than eight decades of unwavering dedication to the Central Florida community.  Over the last 85 years, we have supported our community as our country has weathered wars, recessions, and a once-in-a-century pandemic. Close to home, we have helped our Central Florida neighbors navigate the aftermath […]

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Summer Showers and Hurricane Hours: Summer Break Resources

It’s summer break! No school and just fun in the sun for many families, but for many ALICE families, that’s not the case. Summer break means losing resources that they depended on for most of the year, like free lunches. Luckily, Summer Break Spot is here to help support families who need those free meals […]

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Blog 988 Anniversary

Heart of Florida United Way Commemorates One-year Milestone of the National Transition to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

One year ago, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline transitioned to become 988 for easy to remember three-digit dialing access and making the vitally important mental health resource accessible by simply pressing three buttons. As a result, the lifeline has seen a significant increase in calls — supporting more people in need than ever before.   No matter […]

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Thanksgiving Project

5th Annual Thanksgiving Project

Join us for the Thanksgiving Project facilitated by Heart of Florida United Way. Together we stand up for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Central Florida. The Thanksgiving Project is a community-wide food drive to provide 4,000 holiday meal kits to ALICE households in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, while providing rewarding and inspiring volunteer experiences.

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Heart of Florida United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Saves Central Florida Residents Millions 

Each year, Heart of Florida United Way staff and volunteers operate the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.     The service, which is available to those who make $73,000 or less, is designed to help our neighbors save the dollars […]

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A Big Night to Unite: A Free Networking Event for Leaders in Central Florida

Are you an up-and-coming leader who is passionate about making a difference? Do you want to connect with like-minded individuals?   Heart of Florida United Way invites you to A Big Night to Unite with HFUW’s Emerging Leaders and Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Florida. During this don’t-want-to-miss event, you’ll meet like-minded peers wanting […]

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