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Category: Success Stories
United Way gives ‘hope’ a second chance for local family
Hope and her family are just one example of the thousands of lives changed by Full Service Schools every year.
How an uninsured woman beat breast cancer at no charge
Molly is cancer free and alive today thanks to United-Way-funded We Care and its dedicated network of physicians.
Local couple saves thousands thanks to United Way RealSense
Since RealSense began 13 years ago, the Bostons have used the initiative’s free tax-preparation services, learning so much along the way.
Success Story Update: Laila Farrington
Within a year of receiving support from Full Service Schools, Laila began to understand that while she could not control the situation with her parents, she could still be successful.
Success Story: Peyton Jones
When Peyton started the school-year as a new VPK student at the Riverplace Chappell Childcare Center, she was hesitant, not quite sure of herself. Now, Peyton has blossomed into a confident student, ready to take on new learning opportunities.
Success Story: Claudia deCurnou
DeCurnou is grateful for the volunteers at the RealSense tax sites but, sees her family’s experience with RealSense more as a beginning to a good financial future.
Success Story: Gail Peterson
Secure in her new home, Peterson is looking to volunteer more and help others use the lessons she learned from RealSense.
Improvements in Education and Income: Angela Boyd’s Story
Success Story: Jazzlyn Nathan
Although she faced difficulties in middle school, Achievers For Life helped Jazzlyn become a successful high schooler with big dreams for her future.
Success Story: Kavell Britten
Because of Full Service Schools and other United Way initiatives, members of the Northeast Florida community, like Kavell, can lead lives of total health, mentally and physically.