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United Way of Broward County is excited to announce the return of its Mayors’ Gala on October 26 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Ballroom doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the program which includes dinner and dancing.
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United Way of Broward County Honors  Broward County Mayors at 2013 Mayors’ Gala

United Way of Broward County announced today the recipient of its annual car giveaway is AutoNation’s Ron Frey. For nearly 15 years, United Way has given a new car to one lucky donor thanks to the generosity of the Holman Automotive Group.
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AutoNation Employee wins a 2013 Infiniti G37 through United Way of Broward County’s Annual Car Giveaway

With the beginning of the 2013/2014 school year just a month away, United Way of Broward County, in partnership with the Miami VA Healthcare System, announced that they are holding a Back-To-School Supply Drive for children of local Broward County veterans and active duty military service members. The donation drive is part of United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED initiative, a new critical program supporting US military service members, veterans and their families in Broward County.
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United Way of Broward County announced it has received its single largest grant -- $2 million from the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Program, a division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The one year grant will be used for the organization’s MISSION UNITED, a cooperative program among area agencies led by United Way supporting US military service members, veterans and their families in Broward County.
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On Wednesday, June 12, United Way of Broward County showed its appreciation for the hundreds of volunteers who made the inaugural year of the ReadingPals program such a great success with a special breakfast held at the Urban League of Broward County’s new facility. ReadingPals connects volunteer tutors with students Pre-K through 3rd grade to generate a lifetime love of the written word and to improve reading and comprehension skills to ensure children are reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
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United Way of  Broward County Thanks its ReadingPals Volunteers

It’s time to cheer today’s youth and tomorrow’s future! On Saturday, May 18, thousands of students throughout Broward County will come together for a one-of-a-kind youth rally. Called “Above the Influence,” the event is a joint effort created by United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse and the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). It is designed to celebrate students making the right decisions – to resist peer pressure, eschew violence and avoid drugs. Organizers of “Above the Influence” are hoping to draw 3,000 to 5,000 children from more than 40 schools, ranging in age from kindergarten to 12th grade. A rousing march from the Kathleen C. Wright (KC Wright) Administration Building to Huizenga Plaza will be followed by a rally at the plaza, with inspiring speeches and dynamic performances.
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Broward Youth Coalition Lends a Hand to the United Cerebral Palsy of Broward

Source: United Way of Broward County
Date: March 13, 2013
It may be spring break for public schools during the last week in March, but for many dedicated youth, Spring Break is also a time to help the community. The Broward Youth Coalition (BYC) is a group of high school, drug-free youth leaders representing all areas of the local community. On March 26, from 9 am to 3:30 pm, 15 to 20 of these young leaders will provide United Cerebral Palsy of Broward some much needed assistance in cleaning, painting and otherwise sprucing up the facility. Called “Done in a Day,” this service activity is an annual event, aimed at supporting other non-profits.
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United Way of Broward County and American Red Cross South Florida Region are proud to announce the launch of MISSION UNITED, a critical new program supporting US military service members, veterans and their families in Broward County by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life.
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United Way of Broward County and American Red Cross South Florida region launch Mission United

United Way of Broward County announced they are accepting Request for Applications in the areas of Education and Income through Monday, March 4, 2013 at Noon. To be considered, non-profit organizations must have a 501(c)(3) status. Funds will be awarded for FY2013/2014, beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years.
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United Way of Broward County Now Accepting Request for Applications  in the Areas of Education and Income

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are partnering with the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse to launch the team’s new after-school program dedicated to the shared vision of improving the health and fitness of school-age youth in South Florida, and to keeping them drug-free.
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Strikers Partner with United Way to Launch Youth Health, Fitness & Drug-Free Initiative