United Way of Central Florida

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NEWS from United Way of Central Florida
August 22, 2012
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Win Brad Paisley Tickets!

United Way of Central Florida is trying to get Friends!

Individuals who sign-up at the United Way Facebook page are entered in a contest to win 2 Brad Paisley tickets. If you're already a Friend of United Way, you can still enter the drawing for the prize.

The 30 year old community organization says it has lots of friends, but it wants to find more Facebook friends for it's Brad Paisley tickets.

United Way of Central Florida is has three current initiatives working to change lives in a lasting way. The non-profit has initiatives in:

  • EDUCATION to help children start school ready to succeed. In 2011, 43% of enterring kindergarten students started school testing "not fully ready." Activities are underway to: link ReadingPals with 500 kindergarten children to help them catch up in reading skills; to help pre-schools with quality practices and teacher techniques; and to help families know United Way and others have achieved a rating system for our pre-schools and parents should look for a school rated 3 or better.
  • INCOME is a concern of United Way. 40% of Polk families headed by a single partner are in poverty. Activities are underway to: connect family tax returns to savings accounts; to engage families in home economic knowledge and accumulate emergency savings accounts; to help families gain credentials that can help them earn higher incomes. GEDs, OSHA certification, fork lift training and CNAs are a few certifications Unied Way is helping families earn to gain more income.
  • HEALTH is increasingly considered to be determined by personal choices. United Way is working to help community ogranizations help individuals improve body mass index, measure sugar intake and control blood pressure. Avoiding excessive drinking, smoking and other risky behavior are actions United Way is encouraging individuals take to improve health.

United Way of Central Florida helped almost 80,000 residents of central Florida in 2011. It's currently starting it's annual fundraising drive with a goal of raising $8.8 million dollars.

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