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Friday, February 5, 2016
Women who have donated $1,000 individually or in partnership with their spouse are automatically members of the council. You can also obtain membership by donating $500 and committing 25 hours of service per year as a ReadingPal or through other United Way education-focused initiatives. Not yet a member? To find out more about the WLC, how to...
Friday, February 5, 2016
Your monthly gift supports our community by funding collaborative work shared by nonprofits focused on improving education, health and financial stability outcomes. You can spread your giving among all three focus areas or choose one area to focus your gift. The Small Business Circle provides benefits beyond feeling the joy of giving. Members...
Friday, February 5, 2016
Become a volunteer to experience what committee members consistently call the most rewarding way to learn about local non-profit programs! Maegan Leonard eagerly awaits the opportunity to visit more local programs during her second year of service. “Sure, most people know what the Boys and Girls Club is, but to get out and meet some of the...
Friday, February 5, 2016
All VITA sites are now open through the end of the tax season! For the first time this year, the PSC Century Center will open a temporary VITA site from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on February 6. This site is by appointment only. Call 2-1-1 to reserve a spot and to learn about other one-time events held in Escambia County during tax season. Make sure to...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Calling all Escambia County professionals! Local nonprofits depend upon support from volunteers who help improve the community by serving as board members. In order to connect interested volunteers with nonprofits seeking to broaden and diversify their existing boards, United Way will host BoardServPNS (Board Serve Pensacola) on February 4 from 8...
Monday, December 14, 2015
Starting February 1, there are two ways taxpayers can maximize their money: Online - File taxes anywhere, anytime at www.myfreetaxes.com. If questions arise, call the MyFreeTaxes Helpline at 1-855-698-9435. In-person - Go to a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare taxes one-on-one. Dial 2-1-1 or...
Monday, December 14, 2015
An initiative focused on improving early childhood literacy in Escambia County, the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) promotes ReadingPals as its signature effort. By increasing childhood literacy today, health and financial stability will naturally improve in the years to come because of the greater academic success achieved by students in the...
Monday, December 14, 2015
Meet United Way’s board members and director who are members of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). Yvette McLellan Yvette is the Budget Manager for the City of Pensacola where she has been employed for the past 29 years. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of West Florida. She is married to...
Monday, December 14, 2015
How can you make a difference in a child's life with just one hour of your time per week? Volunteer to become a ReadingPal. To help tackle the education gap in our community, 200 volunteers are matched with four year olds. These volunteers dedicate 25 hours during the 2015-16 school year. ReadingPal volunteers never have to worry about a lack of...
Monday, December 14, 2015
Sponsored by Sacred Heart Health System and Gulf Power Company, the Education Summit is a one-day event that takes place during the spring semester and the fall. The event creates stronger connections among school guidance counselors, social workers, nonprofit representatives, students and their families. This November’s theme of Working Together...