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Blog Publix Appreciation Week 2023

Happy Publix Appreciation Week!

Happy Publix Appreciation Week!   Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is excited to celebrate our #1 Corporate Leader for the past three years, Publix Super Markets.  During the week of March 20 to March 24, 2023, our HFUW staff will show just how much we appreciate Publix and their associates for their unwavering commitment to our Central […]

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Emerging Leaders Member Spotlight: Arianna Zoë Theofan

Meet Arianna Zoë Theofan, current chair of Heart of Florida United Way’s Emerging Leaders Impact Group, which is a group for early- to mid-career professionals passionate about making an impact in their community.   Q: When did you join Emerging Leaders?  A: February 2022.   Q: What inspires you as a leader?  A: The work that needs […]

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A Conversation on Self-Care this Valentine’s Day with 211!

Roses are red, violets are blue, your self-care is important and Heart of Florida United Way thinks so, too!  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we recently spoke with our 211 Crisis Services Manager Nicole in the following video to discuss the importance of self-care and a few ways to help you put yourself first.  […]

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Congrats to HFUW’s Jonathon Adler: New Board Member of The Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management’s Board of Directors!

Congratulations are in order!   Congrats to our Senior Vice President of Human Resources Jonathon Adler for being selected as a new board member of the Greater Orlando Society of Human Resource Management’s (GOSHRM) Board of Directors!   GOSHRM has been an important resource for human resource professionals in the Central Florida community for over 65 […]

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Heart of Florida United Way Celebrates 211 Day!

February 11 is 211 Day!  Every year, on February 11, we celebrate our 211 Information and Referral Crisis Line that connects our Central Florida community to information and resources for the essential health and human services they need.   211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year […]

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Heart of Florida United Way’s Ashley Blasewitz Recognized as a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Orlando Business Journal

We have exciting news!  Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is proud to announce that our very own Senior Vice President of Donor and Volunteer Experiences Ashley Blasewitz is being recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as one of their 40 Under 40 honorees!  Ashley leads the direction of our marketing and communications department and our […]

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Heart of Florida United Way Welcomes New Board Members

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is proud to announce our three newly elected community leaders to the 2022-23 Board of Directors, which now consists of 35 community representatives!  Please join us in welcoming Char Jordan, State Director for Allstate Insurance, Lysa Barbano, Senior Vice President and Market President at VyStar Credit Union, and Stephanie Gardner, […]

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Thanksgiving Project

Thanksgiving Project The last assignment before Thanksgiving break was to write about what you were most grateful for on Thanksgiving. Todd didn’t know what to write. All around him, the scratching of pencil on paper filled his ears as his classmates wrote about sharing a big meal with their family, watching parades, playing games. Todd […]

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Hurricane Maria: A Year Later

Hurricane Maria Struck a Year Ago A year ago, Hurricane Maria changed the lives of millions. Homes were destroyed, lives were lost, families were left feeling helpless and hopeless. Our own community changed as thousands of evacuees sought to start a new life in Central Florida. And it is with immense pride that we saw […]

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Evacuees Celebrate the Holidays with HFUW

The holidays are a time to celebrate. But for the Puerto Rican evacuees fleeing to Central Florida, the joy and festivities of the season were harder to get into. Many have lost everything: their homes, their jobs, some have even lost family members from Hurricane Maria. While trying to figure out next steps, some families […]

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