Where Your Dollars Go

Where Your Dollars Go

Your donations to United Way of St. Lucie County are used to improve lives by helping those in our community who need it most. Here are just a few examples of how contributions to our campaign last year are working to build a brighter future for people in our community.

  • More than 10,400 St. Lucie County at-risk students received free backpacks and school supplies to help them be successful in school.
  • 1,323 survivors of domestic violence and their children received safe shelter, medical attention, rest, food and clothing, emotional support, counseling and legal advocacy.
  • 124,965 individuals received food, clothing, and emergency one-time rental and utility assistance that provided stability and the opportunity to maintain their current living arrangements.
  • 8,946 children were involved in after school, mentoring, or reading programs where they are enabled to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
  • Over 3,000 Pre K-2nd graders received dental screenings to promote oral health as a component of strong bodies and the ability to learn.

Our total investment in the community for this year continues our commitment to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of community problems.

 

2017-2018 Community Investment
Basic Needs $250,00.00
Education $240,500.00
Financial Stability $60,000.00
Health $117,500.00
Community Service $329,217.00
Community Support* $40,500.00
Familywize Prescribtion Savings (leveraged)** $413,000.00
Designations (Donor's choice) $243,437.00
Volunteer Income Tax Preperation/Returns (leveraged)** $727,000.00
Total Investment $2,421,154.00

Spotlights

Good News!

Roxanne Wells, Director of Communications and Work Place Giving accepts a generous grant of a $5,000.00 corporate gift to our Annual Campaign. Pictured (left to right) Ruben Valls; Roxanne Wells; Elaine Clem; Idalmy Figueroa. Roxanne Wells, Director of Communications and Work Place Giving accepts a generous grant of a $5,000.00 corporate gift to our Annual Campaign. Pictured (left to right) Ruben Valls; Roxanne Wells; Elaine Clem; Idalmy Figueroa.
UWSLC board member Jan Chase was presented with a $262,000 check by Publix St. Lucie County Management Team. This generous corporate gift to our annual campaign was made by Publix Super Markets Charities. UWSLC board member Jan Chase was presented with a $262,000 check by Publix St. Lucie County Management Team. This generous corporate gift to our annual campaign was made by Publix Super Markets Charities.
Thank you Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club for another banner year fundraising for, both, St. Lucie and Martin Counties. Pictured with Karen Knapp is Lois & Brent Fraser, Harbour Ridge 2016-2017 Campaign Co-Chairs and Carol Houwaart-Diez. Thank you Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club for another banner year fundraising for, both, St. Lucie and Martin Counties. Pictured with Karen Knapp is Lois & Brent Fraser, Harbour Ridge 2016-2017 Campaign Co-Chairs and Carol Houwaart-Diez.
United Way of SLC CEO Karen Knapp spoke to state legislators at the SLC Legislative Delegation Meeting at IRSC on Friday, advocating on behalf of children, the elderly and Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families. United Way of SLC CEO Karen Knapp spoke to state legislators at the SLC Legislative Delegation Meeting at IRSC on Friday, advocating on behalf of children, the elderly and Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families.