United Way of Central Florida


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October 04, 2016

We are entering the most active weather season. Remember to be prepared for tropical storms and potential hurricanes! 

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September 08, 2016

Winter Haven, FL, September 8, 2016 – In front of more than 500 donors and supporters, the United Way of Central Florida kicked off its 2016 annual campaign at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. This year’s Co-Chairs of the campaign, Wesley and Ashley Barnett, announced that the United Way of Central Florida’s goal for the 2016 campaign would surpass the 2015 total, and would be the largest campaign ever for the organization.

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July 27, 2016

Students who drop out of school are more likely to be unemployed, uninsured, divorced and incarcerated. We can’t let that happen. Polk County Public Schools and United Way of Central Florida want every child to be given the best possible chance for success in school and in life.

United Ways and school districts partnered in 12 communities across the country to dramatically reduce school drop out rates with a program called Early Warning and Response System (EWRS). The United Way Worldwide invited sixteen United Ways to join the effort to improve the "ABC's" - Attendance, Behavior and Course grades - of struggling middle school students.

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About Us

To improve lives and strengthen our community. 

To create positive lasting change in our community by helping children succeed in school; promoting family financial stability and independence; and improving people's health. 

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Oct 21/16 - Oct 22/16 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM Polk Sheriff's Haunted Jail Tour! Benefits United Way
Oct 28/16 - Oct 29/16 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM Polk Sheriff's Haunted Jail Tour! Benefits United Way
Nov 01/16 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Community Investment Committee Meeting
Nov 02/16 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM Agency Council, first Wednesday each month
Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1357
Highland City, FL 33846

Physical Address:
5605 US Highway 98 South
Highland City, FL 33846

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