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Thank you to everyone who attended the Women United Lunch and Learn on Friday, February 22 at HopCat in Port St. Lucie. There were nearly 45 attendees who engaged in interesting discussions about children’s mental health. The guest speakers were Sharon L’Herrou from 211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast, Jeff Shearer from Tykes & Teens, and Deborah Dreher, RN, DNP, from New Horizons Mental Health. The reason for this event was to recruit women to learn about community issues, volunteer, and help bring more supporters to the United Way of St.
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners and Fairwinds Golf Course hosted the 5th Annual Dickerson Ultimate Drive Golf Tournament benefiting United Way of St. Lucie County. Eighteen holes of championship golf and beautiful weather for the day. Golfers enjoyed a continental breakfast, seafood paella and barbecue provided by The Paella King, The Rusty Putter, and Bonner Mobile bar. As well as competed for prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest and various raffles.
There are nearly 1800 students in St. Lucie County Public Schools who are classified as homeless. This includes couch surfing, people who are living in a place not meant for human habitation, in an emergency shelter, or in transitional housing. On Saturday, May 18th Women United, an affinity group of United Way of St. Lucie County, packed 542 backpacks with toiletries that consist of travel sized shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and new underwear for homeless children in St. Lucie County Public Schools.
United Way of St. Lucie County is extremely appreciative of Publix Super Markets and its associates. Each year, every Publix store in St. Lucie County runs a workplace campaign to help support the mission of United Way. On Wednesday February 28th, Publix Appreciation Day, United Way was able to show its support by visiting 10 Publix stores and thanking each department for its contribution, volunteerism, and impact. Each year, Publix remains number on in workplace campaigns and sponsorship for United Way of St. Lucie County.