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Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.


Next Upcoming Event:

Join Us for the Sarasota Area Campaign Kickoff

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Michael’s On East, Sarasota – 11:30 am to 1 pm

Join the celebration as we officially kick off another exciting campaign year and challenge ourselves to achieve even more for our community.  Enjoy inspiring speakers over lunch while you network with problem-solvers and game-changers like you.  Be sure to invite friends and coworkers who care about taking action and making a difference.  When we work together, we can win the fight.  Because TOGETHER, we are the UNITED Way.

Tickets are $30/person or $300/table of 10.  For more information or to register, call Shelle Austin at (941) 328-6973.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

 

 

April 2017

IOA Corporate 5K Tampa Bay (Benefits United Way Suncoast)

Thursday, April 6 – Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa

Register today and experience the fun of fitness!  Register with your team or as an individual at IOACORPORATE5K.COM.

Join co-workers, family and friends for an evening of fun and fitness to help make your workplace and community happier and healthier!

6 pm:  Set-Up and Arrival – 7 pm:  5K Run and Walk Start

  • Registration Includes:
  • Entry into the 5K (Separate Runner and Walker Corrals)
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Snacks and Refreshments (on-course and post-5K)
  • Participant Shirt
  • Tampa Skyline 5K Bib
  • Team Building and Networking
  • Team Photo Opportunities
  • One (1) Complimentary Beer (Age 21 and over)

ReadingPals Orientation

12 pm – 2 pm

Temple Terrace Library

202 Bullard Pkwy.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Become a ReadingPal.

ReadingPals is a United Way program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement and personal attention to a child (kindergarten through 3rd grade) who would benefit from a little extra reading support. We aim to not only improve children’s reading skills, but also impart a love of reading.

ReadingPals offers two opportunities to volunteer:

Choosing a one-hour time slot when it fits your schedule, working with different children every time as a ReadingPal Reader; or
Committing to regularly meet one hour a week with the same child as a ReadingPal Tutor.
Both volunteer positions require a background screening and a two-hour orientation to prepare you to work with students.

There are 18 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a ReadingPal. If you have any further questions please contact Nicole Brown at nbrown@uwsuncoast.org or 813-274-0998.

2017 ALICE Report Update

You’re invited to a panel discussion on a study of financial hardship presented by the independent United Ways serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  ALICE represents those who work hard and are above the poverty line, but due to high costs and factors often beyond their control, live paycheck to paycheck.  This update to the first report, published in 2014, shows many positive and exciting examples of Florida’s continued population and economic growth.  It also highlights the fact that, even with three+ years of economic recovery under our belt, during which unemployment fell 50%, the rate of Florida’s households who struggle financially (ALICE) has barely changed.

Friday, April 14:  1 pm – 3 pm

State College of Florida, Lakewood Ranch Campus Auditorium

7131 Professional Parkway E., Sarasota, FL  34240

Tickets only $15.  Register by April 7th.

Click Here to Register:  https://portal.uwsuncoast.org/comm/SinglePageRegEvent.jsp?EventKeyHex=31373638

ReadingPals Orientation

1 -3 pm

Tampa Office

5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 600, Tampa, 33609

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Become a ReadingPal.

ReadingPals is a United Way program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement and personal attention to a child (kindergarten through 3rd grade) who would benefit from a little extra reading support. We aim to not only improve children’s reading skills, but also impart a love of reading.

ReadingPals offers two opportunities to volunteer:

      • Choosing a one-hour time slot when it fits your schedule, working with different children every time as a ReadingPal Reader; or
      • Committing to regularly meet one hour a week with the same child as a ReadingPal Tutor.

Both volunteer positions require a background screening and a two-hour orientation to prepare you to work with students.

There are 18 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a ReadingPal. If you have any further questions please contact Nicole Brown at nbrown@uwsuncoast.org or 813-274-0998.