Thriving Communities Start with You

In order to build a thriving community, it takes neighbors coming together to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Whether it's contributing part of your paycheck or giving your time to help those in most need, you have the power to improve someone's life.


There are many ways you can lend a hand. Keep reading the Volunteer edition of our monthly e-newsletter to learn how United Way of Broward County can connect you to those in our community who need your help.

"While reading with my current 'reading pal,' a class walked through the library and at the end of the line was Adam, the child I worked with last year.  He saw me and waved with a giant smile on his face.  Wow, what a great feeling!  This program makes a difference for sure." 
- Kim Horn, ReadingPals volunteer

ReadingPals volunteers celebrate after their training session and look forward to a great year helping children learn how to read.


ReadingPals: Volunteers Wanted

The ReadingPals program is off to a great start - making an impact in schools and development centers across the county. Although the school year has already begun, it's not too late to volunteer! You can help a child succeed in school by becoming a ReadingPals volunteer and dedicating one hour a week for 25 weeks to read to a child.


The next ReadingPals training session will be held on Wednesday, October 23  from 2 - 4 p.m. at Sunland Park Elementary School (919 NW 13th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale).  To sign up to become a volunteer, click here. 


United Way of Broward County established its Day of Caring 22 years ago to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service agencies, and demonstrate what people working

together for the community can accomplish.

22nd Annual Day of Caring: 

War Memorial Auditorium 

United Way of Broward County is excited to announce that the 22nd Annual Day of Caring will be held at War Memorial Auditorium on Friday, December 6.


Every year, hundreds of volunteers donate their time to Day of Caring projects that make a difference in our community. The project this year will tie into the Mission United initiative as volunteers will build a memorial for veterans, paint patriotic murals and improve the grounds with landscaping and cleaning.


You can make an impact in your community by volunteering or sponsoring Day of Caring. For more information, click here.  

Every year, hundreds of volunteers from local businesses, schools and community groups lend their time, talents and energy to Day of Caring projects that

make a difference in our community.

Get Involved with Mission United


Mission UnitedMission United is a program supporting U.S. service members, veterans and their families in Broward County by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life. Mission United is looking for volunteers to represent the program at community functions and events. Please contact Nancy Vaniman at to learn about the many ways that you can get involved.

 Be a Voice for Those who Cannot

AdvocateUnited Way of Broward County believes positive change involves active and verbal support for issues impacting the quality of life for all residents. Everyone deserves a quality education, access to good healthcare, and economic opportunities for all, and you can help bring more of these services to our community.


Your passion for a cause, your desire to make a difference, and your unique voice are powerful tools you have to bring about positive change and provide opportunities for those among us who cannot.


What can you do today to be an advocate? Get involved in a cause, program or organization for which you care deeply. Be a voice for children, the elderly, veterans, those who suffer from substance abuse, or low-income families who are struggling to make ends meet. Just get involved!


Throughout the winter and spring we will be highlighting specific public policy issues that impact our work, both to keep you informed and to ask for your help in a call to action.  Stay tuned for more information.  






Upcoming Events


Mayors' Gala

Saturday, October 26 

6:00 p.m.  

Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center 

For more info, click here.  




Day of Caring

Friday, December 6 

7:00 a.m. 

War Memorial Auditorium  


Wine, Women & Shoes
Thursday, March 27
6:00 p.m.
Gallery of Amazing Things

United Way of Broward County has had more than 16,000 Day of Caring volunteers helping make the community a better place since the event's inception 22 years ago. 

Share Your Voice!  


Thanks to your involvement, we are continually making strides to improve our community. Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey to express your feelings on our community work. We are all in this together, working toward building a better Broward County. Let us know your thoughts, and click here to access the survey.    


Help United Way Continue to Make a Difference

United Way of Broward County is committed to mobilizing the resources of our community and finding common sense solutions to problems facing Broward County. Help us continue to achieve great work by making an online donation today. Click here. 


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Last year, United Way of Broward County logged more than 24,000 volunteer hours towards positively impacting people's lives in our community.


Legacy Circle

Do something extraordinary. Make your imprint. Change lives. Forever.

Join United Way of Broward County's Legacy Circle today. Learn more.  



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