HUF Partner and Funder News
April 2016

Thank you for your support of Hispanic Unity. We hope you enjoy learning about our partners' and funders' exciting initiatives. 

Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company®. This is the sixth straight year that Baptist Health has received this honor.

The World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those companies who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow's best practices today. To read more, click here

About Baptist Health South Florida:
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. 

To learn more about Baptist Health South Florida, click here

Thanks to the help of funders and partners like Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program had another successful tax season. 

2016 VITA Impact (as of April 27th)*:

5,647 people served
across 15 Broward County sites
$5.2 Million in tax refunds to Broward County


*From Hispanic Unity of Florida and other
Broward County partner tax sites. 


Select sites will be open through August 15th. To learn more, visit:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an invaluable free service for low and moderate-income taxpayers which saves them tax preparation fees and connects them to income boosting tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Annually, the VITA Coalition recruits and trains 200+ individuals to become IRS-certified volunteers who provide free tax preparation services.

Fortunately, with support from partners like Bank of America, we're able to help make a difference by connecting individuals and families with basic, yet critical, human services.

To learn more about Bank of America making a difference in our communities, click here.

Publix Super Markets (Miami Division) recently distributed more than $1.48 million to 68 South Florida Community Partners.  Hispanic Unity of Florida is grateful to be a recipient of a $10,000 Publix grant,   which will benefit HUF's Unity 4Teens (Middle School) program. 

This gift is made possible by Publix shoppers who donated during the 2015 Food For All holiday season campaign. Thank you, Publix, for your generosity!

To learn more about Publix, click here.
Join the Red Nose Day Movement: May 26th 
More than $23 Million was raised in 2015 from the inaugural Red Nose Day at work. The effort benefits children living in poverty across the United States and around the world. Please join us again on May 26th as we continue to work together to break the cycle of poverty. Y ou can purchase your Red Nose at participating Walgreens. Learn more here

NCLR Annual Conference in Orlando: July 23-26
The NCLR Annual Conference provides a forum for training and networking for members of the  Hispanic community. Community-based organizations, corporate representatives,
and government officials convene at the four-day conference to learn about  and discuss ongoing and emerging issues that affect the Latino community.

To learn more, click here
For the conference schedule, click here.  
Upcoming Partner Events
Hispanic Unity, in partnership with Broward SCORE, will offer a half-day of helpful business workshops in Spanish.

To be held on Saturday, May 21st at:

Register Now: 

Implicaciones Legales y de Impuestos al establecer un negocio en la Florida, haga clic aquí

Cómo crear un plan de negocios?  haga clic aquí

For information on workshops in English, click here
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