Heart of Florida United Way
A baby born with developmental disabilities, a senior who can no longer drive or prepare meals, a family that is struggling to find affordable housing – these are a few of the more than 347,500 Central Floridians who were served last year by Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) supported programs.
FROM L TO R:
Lilian Garcia, Tupperware Brands Corp. | Helen Donegan, University of Central Florida | Former Mayor Richard T. Crotty, Orange County and 2008-09 United Way Campaign Chair | Avido Khahaifa, Orlando Sentinel | Meg Crofton, Walt Disney World® Resort | Alex Martins, Orlando Magic | Sophia | Chief Val Demings (Former), City of Orlando
Founded in 1939, HFUW is Central Florida’s largest supporter of local health and human service agencies. In 2011-12 it managed more than $25.3 million dollars in total resources, including $19.36 Million raised during the annual campaign that helps fund nearly 70 local health and human service programs.
It also operates the United Way 2-1-1 & Elder Helpline, the United Way Volunteer Resource Center, the Gifts in Kind Center, the Ryan White Part B/General Revenue Program and the Stewardship program.
United Way is also focused on prevention and finding long-term solutions for pressing problems. Known as Investing in Results, the initiative is guiding our work to move the needle in four critical impact areas:
Developing Healthy Children and Families
Building Safe Communities through Education
Improving Financial Stability
Alleviating Hunger and Homelessness
To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.
To engage all citizens to work together to build healthy, safe, caring, and strong communities.