Blogs

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Fundamental to improvements needed in school readiness, ReadingPals is a school-based mentoring program that helps 4-year-old prekindergarten students build the strong pre-literacy skills necessary for kindergarten success. Volunteers are trained and provided with themed literacy kits to engage their student in age-appropriate learning activities...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
“Little people can make a big difference,” said Joe Geribo, Publix Super Market bagger and longtime donor to United Way. Joe is hard to miss in the checkout lines. He smiles and greets each shopper as he chats with those he knows. The swiftness and care he exhibits as he stuffs bags distinguishes him as a seasoned bagging specialist. His coworkers...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Red noses were in abundance as Loaned Executives danced their way to the stage to reveal this year’s goal of $2,272,850. The circus-themed event, presented by West Florida Hospital and hosted by the Pensacola Bay Center/SMG, included an agency fair featuring over 20 of United Way’s funded partners. Attendees learned of the passion, commitment and...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
As a part of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) you will have the opportunity to share your strength with other women who understand the value of service to the community. The WLC’s focus is active engagement to improve educational outcomes in Escambia County. Membership with WLC allows you to network monthly to discuss shared passions or...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Want to learn how to increase grant dollars for your organization? On September 23, United Way of Escambia County will provide training on Grant Writing. Hosted by Publix Super Markets and Regions Bank, training will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Way. This training will focus on five steps that will help your organization develop its...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Through a collaborative effort from our generous community, United Way of Escambia County received over $70,000 worth of school supplies during its 16th Annual Cram the Van. These supplies were then distributed to 64 schools, which helped provide local children with the tools they most need in order to succeed in school.“Cram the Van is going to...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
United Way of Escambia County welcomes two new Grant Writer/Resource Development Interns: Gloria Eligio is a student at University of West Florida seeking a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and a minor in education.  Gloria is an Honors Service Co-Chair for the Honors Council, has presented at the Southern Regional Honors Conference (on...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
United Way of Escambia County has partnered with Every Child A Reader in Escambia (ECARE) to expand the local ReadingPals Program to five area schools. ReadingPals is a school-based mentoring program that helps 4-year-old students build the strong pre-literacy skills necessary for kindergarten success. In order to fill this gap in our community,...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
United Way of Escambia County invites the community to join them for the annual Campaign Kickoff, presented by West Florida Healthcare. This free luncheon will feature many of United Way’s 30 funded partners that benefit from workplace fundraising campaigns. It gives attendees a more personalized opportunity to learn how their donated dollars...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The 2014-15 Annual Meeting featured a keynote address from Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. Thomas shared educational successes and challenges in our community. United Way of Escambia County thanked donors, partners and sponsors for raising more than $3.14M. These funds were leveraged to create an estimated $9.18M impact. Additionally, non-profit...