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Category: Volunteerism

Small Acts, Big Impact

As the baby-boomer generation transitions out of the workforce and millennials are launching their careers, our demographic landscape is changing fast.  With United Way of…

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Volunteer Voice: Kathy Lofton

Happy fall, y’all! Kathy Lofton here. I’m excited to share about my ReadingPals experiences at Methodist Children’s Village on the west side of Jacksonville.

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Volunteer Profile: Genece Minshew

Genece Minshew was looking for a challenging, yet rewarding volunteer opportunity in her Fernandina Beach community. Minshew found the perfect opportunity when she attended RealSense tax preparation training and began helping Nassau County families and individuals file their tax returns.

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The Big Impact of Education

Over the past 5 years, graduation rates have increased by 18.6%. What could another 18% increase do for Northeast Florida’s economy and community?

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United Way Nassau County Community Campaign Kicks Off

Fernandina Beach, Fla. — United Way of Northeast Florida kicked off its 2014 Nassau County Community Campaign at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Oct. 22. More than 100 corporate, civic and community leaders attended the breakfast event where the goal was announced, success stories were celebrated and guests were energized to achieve big results that will make a big impact.

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Volunteer Profile: Gerald Harmon

Once a week, Gerald Harmon turns off his welding equipment at Caterpillar Work Tools Inc. and heads to West Jacksonville Elementary to volunteer as a ReadingPal. It’s a role that he embraces – a dream come true.

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United Way of Northeast Florida Kicks Off 2014 Community Campaign

Jacksonville, Fla. – United Way of Northeast Florida announced today its goal to raise $21,253,955 during the 2014 Community Campaign. More than 600 corporate, civic and community leaders attended today’s kickoff event where the goal was announced, early results were celebrated and guests were energized to achieve big results that will make a big impact.

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Meet Eric

Eric’s story demonstrates the transformational power of Full Service Schools, which seeks to meet the health and human service needs of local students.

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The Importance of Reading Aloud

Today is International Literacy Day! Learn more about how why reading aloud programs, like ReadingPals, are so important for helping our youngest students on the path to literacy.

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Volunteer Profile: Ross Gloudeman

Ross Gloudeman grew up with a spirit of giving instilled in him by his parents. After moving to Jacksonville three years ago, he realized that he was ready to return to that kind of commitment.

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