Blogs

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
UNITED WAY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY LOOKS TO FUTURE AS UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA Pensacola, Fla. – June 18, 2019 Previously known as the Community Chest, the United Fund, and United Way of Escambia County, the organization will now operate as United Way of West Florida (UWWF). On June 12, the organization received notice from the Florida Department of...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
UNITED WAY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY AWARDS $850,000 IN GRANT AWARDS THROUGH COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROCESS   Pensacola, Fla. – June 13, 2019United Way of Escambia announced on Thursday the 29 nonprofit agencies receiving $850,000 in grant awards through the organization’s Community Investment Process. Programs operated by these agencies provide critical...
Friday, April 26, 2019
UNITED WAY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY TO INCORPORATE SANTA ROSA COUNTY INTO SERVICE AREA On Thursday, April 25, United Way of Escambia County’s Board of Directors approved a motion to incorporate Santa Rosa County into the organization’s service area. This came at the request of United Way Worldwide, who approached United Way of Escambia County about...
Friday, April 12, 2019
  Within our community, 83 individuals under 40 years-old stand out. They stand out because through their philanthropy, they exhibit their dedication to community and leadership. We call them Emerging Leaders, and they choose to LIVE UNITED year-round through their annual gift of at least $365. Beyond their financial contributions, Emerging...
Monday, February 11, 2019
  On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a high-end Category 4 hurricane. The devastation the storm left in its path was catastrophic and widespread. Homes were destroyed, neighborhoods were eradicated, and lives were forever changed. As the storm passed, and the aftermath was first seen on television...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  DID YOU KNOW - out of 118,702 households in Escambia County, 34% struggle to pay for basic needs such as housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and technology? Statewide, 46% of households face the same financial challenges. In Escambia County, the number of low-income workers struggling to cover essentials grew by 7% between...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Throughout the shutdown, United Ways around the country have been providing a host of services to federal workers and others, including financial services and counseling, emergency assistance for food, rent, and other immediate needs. Across the state of Florida, there are 79,771 federal employees, totaling 3.9% of nationwide federal employment,...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
We are the proud host of a Little Free Library — the “take a book, leave a book” free book exchange. The Little Free Library is located just outside the front entrance of the United Way office at 1301 W. Government St. “Our hope is that this Little Free Library will make books accessible to our community and bring people together,” said Education...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
  In the wake of the devastation Hurricane Michael leveled on much of the Florida Panhandle, below are a number of ways to provide support to those affected.   Locally, United Way of Escambia County will be receiving monetary donations. 100% of the proceeds will be directed to the United Way of Northwest Florida. You can donate online or by text ...
Monday, October 8, 2018
  Last Friday, October 5, United Way of Escambia County's 26th Annual Day of Caring landed on the same day as Do Something Nice Day and that is exactly what happened. Throughout Escambia County, more than 1,300 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help 70 local schools and agencies to complete 122 projects. Groups assisted schools and agencies ...