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Category: Success Stories

Jacksonville man receives hope and good health from volunteer-based clinic

  Roderick Borisade knew something was wrong when his left side became numb. He was scared and didn’t know where to turn for help. “Weeks…

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Community comes together to support 40 families for Thanksgiving

By Kelsey Morrow   Many families would not have access to an adequate meal for Thanksgiving if not for the generosity of corporations, community members…

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Veteran permanently disabled by PTSD regains hope and his life

  In March 2018, Chris Dempsey, JAG lawyer and Army combat veteran, found himself sleeping in the woods next to his church in Keystone, Florida….

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How a Nassau County teen overcame bullying to chase her dreams of becoming a nurse

  If you told Kiersten London eight years ago she’d one day give monologues in drama class, she wouldn’t believe you. The recent Fernandina Beach…

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United Way 211 helps family after car accident triggers financial crisis

A proud Haskell employee, she was invited to a United Way of Northeast Florida poverty simulation as part of the company’s annual fundraising campaign. United Way poverty simulations immerse participants in the daily challenges of families living in poverty. The experience moved Dana to tears.

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Mentor made all the difference to graduating Jacksonville teen

Children in Achievers For Life rely on their adult mentors to be a support system of encouragement they may not receive at home — or as an extension of what they are already getting at home. Jaelyn is just one example of the lives changed by Achievers For Life every day.

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Full Service Schools turns student’s life around

With the help of Full Service Schools, Deonte was able to turn his life around and graduate from high school.

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United Way partner, Girls Inc., helps local student blossom

Girls Inc. provided Jasmine a safe, comfortable after-school space to unearth her passions and expand her reading abilities.

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Homeowner keeps house, reduces debt thanks to United Way partner, Family Foundations

Anjie is so thankful for organizations like Family Foundations and United Way of Northeast Florida for services they offer individuals like her.

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United Way partner, Red Cross, shelters local family in crisis

“I don’t know what I would have done without the Red Cross,” said Kirsten. “They saved my life, my family, everything.”

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