Tuesday, April 25, 2017Jim and Kathy Lobinsky
Tell us how you first got involved with United Way of St. Johns County.
We both worked for Publix and were encouraged to donate to United Way. We began participating in "allocations" (Community Impact Fund) and partner agencies. We saw all the good things that United Way was doing in the community and wanted to be a part of that. Now that we have retired, we are giving back time we didn't have while working.
What do you wish other people knew about UW-SJC?
We are amazed by the impact of the United Way and its...
Monday, April 3, 2017
United Way of St. Johns County recently received two very generous corporate donations: Publix Super Markets Charities presented a check for $218,500 and Ring Power Corporation presented a check for $160,384.86.
As one of the largest supporters of United Way-SJC and United Ways across the country, Publix Charities matches employee donations by giving .746 cents for every dollar that an employee donates. With 12 stores in the county, this match is significant.
Ring Power, also a significant employer in St. Johns County, brought...
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Emerging Leaders of United Way of St. Johns County volunteered to help remove the non-native, invasive Brazilian pepper tree from the Council on Aging’s Marine Street Memory Garden. In addition to helping with special projects, United Way of St. Johns County partners with the Council on Aging to provide services to the elderly such as memory care and Meals on Wheels.
Emerging Leaders works to create the next generation of philanthropic leaders by engaging professionals under the age of 45 through meaningful service opportunities, leadership development...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Jenny Harvey, United Way of St. Johns County's Director of Administration was recently featured in Old City Life Magazine! Read more about Jenny HERE and how her passion for helping others started with one simple action.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
We were honored to present grants from donations received from our 2nd Annual Women United Luncheon. Our two recipients were Good Samaritan Health Centers, Wildflower Clinic and Healthy Families St. Johns, Children's Home Society Northeast Florida Division.
Women United works to unite influential women, from our beaches to our boardrooms, from academia to the arts. We embrace the opportunity to come alongside women in our community, supporting further education needs of both women and children, allowing this generation and the next to successfully...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Have you thought about volunteering in the community but not sure where to start? Read about the Community Impact Fund in this St. Augustine Record article and how by giving just 5 hours of your time, you can improve the lives of St. Johns County friends, families and neighbors.
If you're ready to sign up, get started by registering for a 45 minute training session:
Thursday, March 30 at 8:30am | conta.cc/2mYmm5a
Tuesday, April 4 at 4:30pm | conta.cc/2ngN5N9
Then register on our volunteer site, it's that easy! All are...
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Melissa Nelson, Executive Director for the United Way of St. Johns County discusses the latest ALICE Report and the challenges faced by St. Johns County residents. Click HERE for the full article from the St. Augustine Record.
ALICE refers to the population in our community that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Click HERE to learn more about the ALICE Report.