Welcome to our newly redesigned e-newsletter! This issue kicks off our third quarter focus area, education.

When it comes to education, United Way of North Central Florida’s goal is that children are born healthy and enter school ready to be successful and graduate from school on time .

To accomplish this goal, more than $250,000 from the Community Investment Fund has been allocated to support local education programs helping children and families across North Central Florida. These programs provide services such as high-school credit retrieval, after school tutoring, child abuse prevention and more. However, the services these programs provide do not exist in a vacuum, they can be building blocks for a family, they can help a child stay on track to graduate on time and they can help a teen prepare for college.

We are also proud of our work in early literacy through the ReadingPals grant. For the eighth year, we have operated ReadingPals and provided thousands of mentoring hours to local children.

For more information on our education initiatives, please visit:
Be a ReadingPals Volunteer
Want to make a difference in a child's life? Become a ReadingPals volunteer! By volunteering for one hour a week during the school year, you can help build a child's confidence in reading!
DONATIONS NEEDED: Metcalfe and Rawlings School Uniforms
Metcalfe and Rawlings Elementary Schools are looking for school uniform shirt donations. The schools' needs are listed below:
New shirts can be donated to United Way of North Central Florida's office located at 6031 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607. The cost of the shirts are about $8 each. To donate money, please click the button below and specify in the comment section that these are for school uniforms :
Join us for a United Way Express Tour!
Want a new perspective and more awareness about what United Way and our funded impact partners provides for our community? Join us for the next United Way Express Bus Tour on August 7!