We are United for the Holidays!

United Way of North Central Florida is looking for toys, sponsors and volunteers for the second annual United for the Holidays toy drive benefiting children ages 0 to 18 years old. This year our goal is to serve at least 600 children. 

Ways to help:
  • Donate a new, unwrapped, nonviolent toy
  • Volunteer to sort and pack toys
  • Host a toy drive at your business

Toys will be donated to children at the following agencies: Catholic Charities, Episcopal Children's Services, UF Healthy Families, Micanopy Tutoring, Family Promise of Gainesville, Northwood Villas Community Center, Child Advocacy Center, Institute for Workforce Innovation, Reichert House, Kanapaha Middle School, Howard Bishop Middle School and Metcalfe Elementary School.


Toys can be dropped off at the United Way office or taken to any of the three public collection sites at High Springs Masonic Lodge #137, UF Mover Guys (Small Business Partner!) and The Village at Gainesville. 

For questions or more information, please email Norinda Yancey or call (352) 333-0844.

Welcome New Small Business Partners!
PHOS Creative

Upcoming Events
2nd Annual Small Business Summit
February 2019
We're excited to be planning our second annual Small Business Summit. This year's event will be a half-day affair to better accommodate your schedule. Have an idea for topics or speakers? Email Amber Miller with your thoughts.
UWNCFL Campaign Finale
Best Western | March 28 | 11:30 - 1:00
Join us at the 2018 Campaign Finale celebration luncheon and awards ceremony as we thank our amazing Small Business Partners, Employee Campaign Coordinators and their Campaign Teams, Sponsors and Community Supporters.
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Small Business Spotlight
Quality DesignWorks, Inc.
Quality DesignWorks is a full-service residential design firm, which focuses on residential projects as well as specific commercial spaces.  From large-scale remodels to a simple quick makeover, the design team at Quality DesignWorks will expertly reflect your personal taste, style and vision.

Heather Stephens, Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer, is a seventh generation Floridian and has called Gainesville home for the past 29 years.

"Nowhere else will ever have the special place in my heart like Gainesville does. That being said, investing in my community means everything to me, because I want to see the place I call home grow and continue to develop so I can one day raise my family here."

Visit Quality DeisgnWorks to learn more about this partner.
Daughtry Tree Service
There's no tree too tall, we do them all!! Daughtry Tree Service recycles 100 percent of the trees and limbs they remove. With over 27 years of experience, even your toughest tree, stump or debris removals are no match for their team and equipment.

Owner, Emery Daughtry believes in lending a helping hand and United Way helps him accomplish that in a meaningful way.

"If a neighbor needs food, I know I can call United Way and they'll tell me how to get them food. And more importantly, I know they are not just helping out my neighbor, they are helping out hundreds of families in our local area. I may be able to help out my neighbor, and I will and do, but I know I can't feed hundreds of families the way United Way does. By supporting United Way, I help my neighbor and hundreds of others who I would not be able to do so for otherwise."

Visit  Daughtry Tree Service online to learn more about this partner.
Impact Partner Spotlight
ACORN Clinic
ACORN Clinic provides primary and preventative health services to individuals and families of rural north central Florida, regardless of ability to pay. Services include high-quality, affordable medical care, dental care and social services provided by staff and volunteers. ACORN Clinic acts as a bridge between patients and community resources. In partnership with educational institutions, ACORN Clinic functions as an exemplary service-learning site for health professionals.

United Way's Community Investment Fund supports ACORN's medical and dental clinics. The ACORN Medical Clinic offers a full range of primary and preventative health services including pediatric care, gynecology, chronic illness management, social services and health education. The ACORN Dental Clinic is a full-service facility with six dental chairs and a two-chair oral surgery suite. Services include preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, prosthodontics, endodontics and orthodontics. ACORN has a long-standing and very popular Tooth Fairy Outreach program for very young children at their schools/care centers. This program teaches children the importance of taking care of their teeth and dental care basics.

Your support of the Community Investment Fund empowers the ACORN Clinic to continue improving the health of rural communities in North Central Florida.
Our Small Business Partners
Special thanks to all of our Premium Small Business Partners for their commitment to the success of UWNCFL's Small Business Partner Program. Their additional gift supports Small Business Partner events.

Premium Small Business Partners
Medicare Advantage &
Health Insurance Plans, Inc.
To view all of UWNCFL's Small Business Partners visit the online directory.

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