United Way of West Florida

Stuff the Bus for students in need

Stuff the Bus for students in need

Escambia and Santa Rosa counties’ only school district-approved supply drive kicks off this month. Stuff the Bus works to ensure that local students have the tools needed to succeed for the upcoming school year.  The program is a partnership between Cat County 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, Escambia County School District, Santa Rosa County School District, Pensacola […]

United Way assists Santa Rosa, Escambia families impacted by COVID-19

United Way assists Santa Rosa, Escambia families impacted by COVID-19

Help is on the way to families impacted by COVID-19 as the United Way of West Florida (UWWF) has distributed nearly $250,000 in funding to local organizations, including some in Navarre.  This is the first phase of COVID-19 Response Funding to nonprofit agencies totals $246,266 and provides direct support to impacted individuals and families in […]

Gulf Power donates $250,000 to United Way COVID-19 response

Gulf Power donates $250,000 to United Way COVID-19 response

Communities around the world are grappling with the lasting economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, putting new strain on community support organizations like United Way of West Florida. To help support the nonprofit’s community response, Gulf Power Foundation donated $250,000 to the organization to help members of our community impacted by COVID-19. United […]

Day of Caring mobilizes 1,100 volunteers

Day of Caring mobilizes 1,100 volunteers

Volunteers across Santa Rosa and Escambia counties participated in the single largest day of volunteerism in Northwest Florida Oct. 4 during the United Way of West Florida’s (UWWF) Day of Caring. This was the first year the event extended into Santa Rosa.   Read the full article in the Oct. 10 issue of Navarre Press. […]

One paycheck away

One paycheck away

Roughly one in three families in Navarre is struggling to make ends meet, often one missed paycheck away from being unable to pay routine bills or even losing the family’s housing, according to the newest data from the Florida ALICE Report from United Way. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.   Read the […]

Stuff the Bus to the finish line

Stuff the Bus to the finish line

School starts Monday and Stuff the Bus has raised enough donations to send a backpack full of all necessary school supplies with every student who applied for assistance. But there are still needs to be met, so the drive to raise funds continues. Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. […]

New United Way seeks trust in Santa Rosa

New United Way seeks trust in Santa Rosa

Keeping the failed United Way of Santa Rosa County at arm’s length, the charity’s Pensacola-based chapter has expanded to serve the county where scandal killed its predecessor. “This United Way will serve two counties, Santa Rosa and Escambia,” said Laura Gilliam, who is the paid president and CEO of the newly rebranded United Way of […]