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Category: Volunteerism

Volunteering Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

United Way is committed to safely supporting partners and their volunteer needs during community crisis.

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United Way mobilizes volunteers to rebuild hope “Out East”

While the neglect of the Eastside community is apparent, the efforts of residents hoping to rebuild it from the inside out are gaining traction.

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Community volunteers brought holiday joy to 65 local families

By Kelsey Morrow   This past holiday season, members of a local family finally got their own beds thanks to the generosity of one of…

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The Arc Jacksonville and Sulzbacher partner to create inclusive volunteer opportunities

The Arc Jacksonville and Sulzbacher have a unique partnership – two nonprofits with different missions, supporting each other. In observance of the 25th annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 30 volunteers from The Arc Jacksonville prepared and served meals at Sulzbacher. The MLK Day of Service encourages all Americans to improve communities through volunteer service.

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Haskell teams up with United Way to assemble 100 snack packs

By Kelsey Morrow Employees from Haskell recently prepared 100 snack packs for students at Full Service Schools sites across Duval County. In less than two…

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Volunteers lend a hand on the Eastside for Hometown Huddle

By Kelsey Morrow One day each year, NFL teams across the country join forces with local United Ways to encourage community service and highlight the…

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A Day of Gifts, Literacy and Laughs: One local volunteer shares his ‘why’

For many low-income families their love for their children far exceeds their resources to purchase books and other basic educational needs. Ever year, United Way of Northeast Florida helps fill this gap with its annual signature event, “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” which brings some surprise holiday cheer and academic help to local children who need it the most.

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Jacksonville teen earns prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award

  Jacksonville teen Alexander Hassel recently qualified for the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award for his outstanding commitment to community service. Hassel, who is 15…

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Nearly 1,500 books donated to children in ReadingPals

For the fourth year in a row, hundreds of students in Duval and Nassau counties will receive free books to add to their at-home library….

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Four reasons you should help “Stuff the Bus”

Four reasons to support Stuff the Bus, an annual initiative supporting schools, teachers and students in Duval County.

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