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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012

As people from around the country respond to the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the Newtown/Sandy Hook community.

A local board of Newtown community leaders is being...

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012

VITA Program funded by IRS to support the EITC; offers free training and free tax prep and filing for local residents

GAINESVILLE, Nov. 29 - - United Way of North Central Florida is in need of volunteers to help with their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

United Way is currently looking for individuals interested in becoming IRS-Certified VITA tax return preparers for the 2013 tax...

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Great news: United Way continues to top the annual Forbes list of the largest U.S. charities. Also, in a new category created this year by Forbes, United Way is one of five “Forbes Picks: All-Star Charities – Top Rankings for Efficient Groups.”

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We couldn’t be happier to share this NY Times article celebrating women as philanthropists.  So happy to see WLCs get credit, right up front!

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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012

Your local United Way of North Central Florida can connect you to giving and volunteer opportunities in response to the hardships our northern neighbors are experiencing as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

“United Way of North Central Florida is just one of hundreds of independent, local United Ways throughout the country that are mobilizing to help those affected by the storm with their near- and long-term recovery needs,” said...

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012

United Way of North Central Florida Launches Text Messaging Service to Expand 2-1-1 Assistance for Local Residents in Need.


United Way of North Central Florida recently launched a text messaging service, 898-211 (TXT211), providing another quick and convenient way for north central Florida residents to access United Way 2-1-1 assistance for housing, utilities, affordable child/elder care, mental health issues...

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012

United Way of North Central Florida is sole United Way selected nationally for drop-out prevention programming with a $300,000 contribution from AT&T

The Check and Connect Program is dedicated to stopping the high school drop-out crisis
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- United Way of North Central Florida is known for its strong focus on education, with its primary stated goal of increasing high school graduation...

Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome to United Way of North Central Florida's new website platform. We are working hard to bring you the latest information about our work in the community. Please pardon our virtual dust as we update the new pages of this interactive website. 

Check back often for new information about our key initiatives that address educational success for children, financial stability for families and health for...