June 2018

The United Way of Charlotte County 
Leading the united effort to eliminate poverty
by investing in our community.

What's happenin g and how our #gamechangers are leading the way 
Praises for Publix!    
Publix Associates are real #GAMECHANGERS in our community.  Not only is Publix our #1 corporate campaign with a generous gift of $341,087 in Charlotte County, but they do so much more. They are always eager to lend a helping hand whether it comes to volunteering for Day of Caring, building a Habitat Home, fund-raising, or stuffing 1100 kindergarten readiness bags. Randy Williams is District Manager for Publix Super Markets and sits on our United Way of Charlotte County Board of Directors.  He is a true Superhero along with his team.  Thank you Publix for making a real difference here at home. Everything is possible, together!
Charlotte County Reads! Literacy Buddy Project     
What is Literacy Buddy?  
Children in preschool and school-age programs in Charlotte County are paired with a volunteer who agrees to receive letters from a child. In turn, the volunteer sends a letter to this child; the child also receives a book based on his or her interests. These exchanges take place three times over the course of the school year via the Literacy Advisor. T o make a difference in a child's life, learn more about the community book drive, or for more information please contact Carol Hopkins, ELCFH LIteracy Advisor 941.255.1650 x135, chopkins@elcfh.org.    
Your participation means being part of something greater - a community of people working together to achieve common goals. Partner agencies: Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Heartland, Inc. (ELCFH), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County.
Help us strike out poverty!
Go to   www.stonecrabsbaseball.com and enter UNITED
Monday, July 9, 2018 is United Way Day at Charlotte Sports Park! 

Women United Give to New Teachers!
Help us support new teachers in Charlotte County at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce New Teachers Breakfast on August 2, 2018. We will have 50-70 new teachers beginning their journey with us this fall and we want them to feel welcome. Women United will provide personalized gift bags with various school supplies in them.  You can help us by purchasing reams of paper, dry erase markers or gift cards. Simply Click here and we will purchase the gift cards for you.

Drop off supplies at these locations:
United Way of Charlotte County office, Panther Hollow Dental Lodge or Pomegranate & Fig.

Learn more about Women United of United Way of Charlotte County by clicking here to visit our website.  You are welcome to join our circle by registering online.  
Campaign Kick-Off September 19 
Save the date! Early on September 19 we will kick off our campaign with members from the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Third Wednesday Coffee.  This is such an exciting event to be part of. We are seeking premier sponsors and you to partner with us! Your sponsorship is a business move that serves your neighbors and creates a return on your investment.  With your partnership we recognize that we are all connected and that the only way to achieve great and important goals for our community is to do so TOGETHER. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here.  
Charlotte Miller
Florida Power & Light

Meet one of our new United Way of Charlotte County Board member, Charlotte Miller. Well, although she is not exactly new, but a welcome addition, as she is returning after taking a few years off.  Charlotte Miller is an Area External Affairs Manager for Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of Next Era Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE)  
Ms. Miller also serves on the boards of United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, Charlotte County Economic Development Partnership, and several others.

Charlotte and her daughter, Lily, reside in Fort Myers, Florida. She enjoys raising her daughter, restoring her 1920's home, antiquing, travel and civic involvement.

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