At UF Health Shands, we have a long history of helping address the needs of our neighbors, and each year, our employees also unite personally for this cause. With your help, our organization raised more than $228,000 for the United Way of North Central Florida during our 2017 UF Health Shands UNITE campaign.
“The United Way committee greatly appreciates the work of the departmental team captains in making this year’s campaign a success,” said Gayla Beach, UF Health Shands Human Resources director and UF Health Shands 2017 UNITE Campaign chair. “The generosity of our employees continues to make a lasting impact on many families and individuals who have found themselves in need of help. Our affiliation with United Way is just one more way that the UF Health Shands family demonstrates our care for our community.”
Your donation will help fund critical community-based programs that assist families and individuals in surrounding communities. These partner agencies help impact education, financial stability and the health of many of our fellow North Central Florida residents. One of these agencies is our very own ElderCare of Alachua County, which supplies 53,000 meals annually to at-risk seniors in Alachua County. Other agencies include the Early Learning Coalition’s School Readiness Services program, Peaceful Paths’ Financial Literacy & Economic Empowerment program and Catholic Charities’ Weekend Hunger Backpack program.
Although we have concluded our 2017 campaign, we encourage you to give back in other ways, such as volunteering to help an agency with a cause that matches your interests and passions. Visit unitedwayncfl.org to learn more about the United Way of North Central Florida’s partner agencies and how you can get involved. Thank you for uniting with us!