Blogs

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.  For the State of Florida, the situation is dire with a 34.5 percent increase in this horrid statistic. Even more tragic...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
As we prepare for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Stacey Kostevicki and Jamie Cochran are two women deserving of recognition for their leadership and commitment to serving abused children and families locally. They demonstrate an inner strength in their work to free neglected and abused children from suffering.The Child Abuse Prevention and...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
United Way of Escambia County is launching the second annual non-profit training series with this year’s first program hosted at the Lewis Bear Company from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday, March 26. The program received accolades from last year’s non-profit professionals who rated the usefulness of information provided and their increased competency at...
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...