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

Next Upcoming Event:

Socktoberfest VolunParties

Volunteer at our Socktoberfest VolunParties and have a great evening giving back to the children in our community. Volunteers will be sorting collected socks that United Way Suncoast received during the month of October and put them into bags that attendees will decorate. Register at to reserve your spot today!

Socktoberfest VolunParties

Thursday, October 25th
5pm-7pm (same time, different locations for your convenience)

American Social
601 S Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa 33602

Mandeville Beer Garden
428 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota 34236

Can’t attend but want to help?

You can donate NEW socks for children of all ages, from preschool to high school. Fun socks, sport socks, dress socks, silly socks, knee socks, footie socks, warm socks, thin socks, tights – everything! Drop off your socks off at any of our offices or we can arrange to pick up.

October 2017

Stuff the Bus 2017


Help the Food Bank of Manatee reach its goal of raising 125,000 pounds of food! Shop at any of the 15 Manatee County Publix locations, pick up BOGOs for the Food Bank and donate non-perishables out front of Publix and help Stuff the Bus.

If you’d like to volunteer, register at

Critically needed items include:

Canned vegetables
Canned fruits
Mac ‘n’ cheese
Peanut butter
Boxed rice
Boxed pasta
Canned soups

Canned meat
100% Fruit juices
Breakfast bars
Powdered milk
Apple sauce
Dried beans
Trail mix




Celebrate International Walk-To-School Day With Walking School Bus

7:00am – 8:00am

Campbell Park Elementary Address:
1051 7th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

You’re invited to come walk with the “Walking School Bus!” International Walk-to-School Day aims to promote good health and fitness by giving children opportunities to exercise daily, in addition to helping them become more aware of directions, traffic patterns, street signs, and model pedestrian behavior. The Walking School Bus has successfully shown a decrease in tardiness and increases in school attendance and parent involvement.

The day also helps bring awareness to the need for walk-friendly communities, as Florida is the deadliest state in the country for pedestrians and cyclists, with the Tampa Bay area ranking as the state’s second-worst.


Enoch Davis Recreation Center – will leave at 7:15 am
Metro PCS 9th Street – will leave at 7:15 am
Silver Lake Park – will leave at 7:15 am
Bethel Heights Apartments – will leave at 7:30 am

For further questions, please contact Dean Ferguson at (727)-564-8639.

Day of Caring

Save the date for the United Way Suncoast annual Day of Caring!

#MakeYourMoment by volunteering as a team through United Way Suncoast on October 12, 2017.

For more information on forming a workplace or community group volunteer team, or listing your non-profit’s project needs, contact

ReadingPals Orientation

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

United Way Suncoast

5201 W. Kennedy Blvd

Suite 600

Tampa, FL

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 6 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

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

Neighborhood Meet & Greet

McClure Center
4215 Concept Ct.
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

Come meet your new neighbors and connect with your community!

Join us at the McClure Center on October 25th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, for free appetizers, beverages and door prizes. Meet new residents, learn how to volunteer, find local, family-friendly things to do and learn how to protect your assets in Florida. You will also receive a FREE Manatee County Disaster Planning Guide!

Limited space is available. Please RSVP by email at or by phone at (941) 224-0171.



Get to know ALICE

Valpak Community Room
1 Valpak Way, St. Petersburg 33716

Poverty and financial instability take a heavy toll on our workplaces, our employees, our economy and our community. Join us for an informative morning where experts will share concepts to create more stable workplaces, more engaged employees, and fuel economic and individual growth.

United Way Suncoast and the USF Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships have partnered to host Dr. Claudia Coulton, founder and Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, to share current research and data around this topic as well as effective strategies social service providers, employers and community members can implement.  Along with Dr. Coulton, you will hear from executives from United Way Suncoast, colleagues and community leaders to understand the struggle our workforce faces and the resources available to area employers.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.