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If you are interested in becoming a United Way Small Business Partner, please contact Chris Wells at  cwells@unitedwayncfl.org or 352-316-0666.

United Way of North Central Florida Receives
43,200 Books from Dollar General Corp.

 United Way of North Central Florida was selected to receive to 43,200 books from Dollar General Corporation, headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN. The books, ranging from youth to adult fiction and non-fiction, were delivered Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 a.m. to the Gainesville Regional Airport.

A total of 18 pallets measuring 4' x 4', each holding 40 boxes containing 60 books per box, were donated by the major retailer from its Alachua County distribution center. The books will later be sorted by UWNCFL staff and distributed to the community in partnership with the Gainesville Regional Airport. The airport donated a hangar to house the massive delivery. Volunteers from Florida Food Service unloaded the pallets.

"We are excited to partner with the United Way of North Central Florida and the Gainesville Regional Airport to provide these books and to support adult literacy throughout the area," said Denine Torr, Dollar General's senior director of community initiatives. "Dollar General has a strong commitment to literacy and education in the communities it serves. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly six million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education."

The books will be stored at the airport from January 1 to March 31 and donated to partner agencies and community organizations with literacy-based programs, said UWNCFL President & CEO Deborah Bowie.

"This generous donation from Dollar General is a remarkable contribution to our region," Bowie said. "We are so grateful to be selected as a donor community, and know that our partners will benefit greatly from the use of these books in their outreach efforts to boost literacy and education in North Central Florida," Bowie added. 

All United Way Impact Partner Agencies are eligible to receive donations and will be taken as priority. Community organizations, literacy groups, and location education initiatives also will receive consideration. If you or your organization would like to learn how you can receive a portion of the donated books, please email UWNCFLbooks@gmail.com.
Small Business Spotlight

Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining a thriving local economy. They are no less important to the success of United Way, as we endeavor to improve lives through our work in education, income, and health. Our Small Business Partners are an important, growing family of donors, who are vital to helping us meet the needs of our community.

This week, we are highlighting Brinn Strange of Barre Forte. Click here for more.
Community Investment Grant Cycle Now Open!
The United Way of North Central Florida FY2017-2019 Community Investment cycle kicks off on Monday, January 11th with the release of the Letter of Intent application. Current approved United Way impact partners are invited to apply for the grants, which span three years, for their programs that focus on the areas of Education, Income, and Health, or single year grants with their programs focusing on the area of Immediate Needs. The process will begin with a mandatory Letter of Intent application due on January 25th. All approved applications will then be invited to participate in the full grant application, set to be released on February 1st. In the FY2013-2016 Community Investment cycle, 26 different programs were funded across 19 different agencies. 
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