Blogs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Serve on the Community Investment Committee and help choose the programs that receive your donations through United Way of Escambia County’s funds distribution process!Through United Way of Escambia County’s funds distribution process, United Way donors come together to make recommendations on how undesignated donations should be invested in non-...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Due to continued freezing temperatures and associated travel conditions the following programs and offices will be closed Thursday, January 30 and plan to return to normal operations on Friday, January 31.   ·      ARC Gateway ·      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (seven clubs located in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Special thanks to our 2013-2014 Pacesetter Campaigns. These companies run their campaigns July 1 through September 19, setting the pace for us all. United Way announced at the Breakfast of Champions Campaign Kickoff that these companies collectively raised $579,803 for our community!                              ALONE YOU CAN DO INCREDIBLE...
Monday, July 15, 2013
United Way of Escambia County is excited to announce that $910,000 will be awarded to area non-profit programs thanks to more than 10,000 donors who gave the united way during the 2012-2013 annual workplace campaign season. Congratulations to the 44 programs at 33 agencies who were awarded funding to serve our community by creating measured change...
Monday, May 6, 2013
United Way of Escambia County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) helped return $2.8 million in tax refunds to our community this year, marking the most successful tax season yet for the program.Seventy-one VITA volunteers signed up to help prepare over 2,000 returns for Escambia and Santa Rosa county residents, providing $227,000 in...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Projects and volunteers are needed for this year's Day of Caring, October 11, 2013. All 501(c)(3) organizations and schools are eligible to provide a project, and any company and/or civic organization can sign up to volunteer.Last year, more than 1,300 volunteers, including individuals and employees from 92 companies, military commands,...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
United Way's FREE self-preparation online tax service launched January 22, 2013. Eligible residents, who earn less than $57,000 in adjusted gross income, can utilize the free step-by-step online tool at www.myfreetaxes.com/unitedwayESCAROSA. If you have tax-related questions while online, you can call 1-855-MYTXHELP (855-698-9435) to receive...
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseContact: Andrea KriegerPresident/CEOUnited Way of Escambia CountyPhone: (850) 444-7110 (direct)Email: andrea@unitedwayescambia.orgUnited Way of Escambia County 2-1-1 Will Register Over 7,300 Children for Toys for Tots Program Pensacola, Fla. - December 3, 2012United Way of Escambia County announced today that no...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
 At 7am on October 12, 2012 hundreds of volunteers and community leaders filled the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium to celebrate United Way’s 20th Annual Day of Caring and annual workplace campaign kickoff.   At the event, United Way announced this year’s campaign goal of $2,450,000 and sent 1,302 volunteers from local businesses and military commands...
Friday, September 7, 2012
If you are looking for purpose and inspiration in your life, United Way of Escambia County invites you to join community leaders on Friday, October 12, 2012. Leaders, volunteers and donors will celebrate the 20th Annual Day of Caring while kicking off this year’s Workplace Campaign. Be one of an anticipated 700 guests to join in the 7 a.m....