Flu shot

FREE Flu Shot Clinics

October 30, 2017

FREE Flu Shot Clinic will be held at the UP Center located at 2520 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce from 10am-2pm on November 1 and the 15th. Shots are provided on a first come first served basis Through the support of the United Way, the FamilyWize discount prescription card and Walgreens Pharmacy, the UP Center is pleased to sponsor a free flu clinic at its location on Orange Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fort Pierce. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. According to the Centers for Disease...

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10th Annual Trot Against Poverty & Sweet Potato Pancake Breakfast

October 06, 2017

Help run poverty out of town at the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty 5K on November 23, 2017 at Riverside Park in Vero Beach! Put the turkey in the oven and then bring your family and friends to support the Trot Against Poverty. The event is complete by 9 am and helps to burn off those holiday calories ahead of time.  Participants can join in the renowned free Sweet Potato Pancake Breakfast with juice and all the fixings. Registration Information Early bird (August 1 – September 30) race registration is $30, $35 regular (October 1 – November 22) race...

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United Against Poverty Radiothon

Seeking Sponsors for 2017 Hunger Free Radiothon

October 06, 2017

The 9th Annual Hunger-Free Radiothon to benefit United Against Poverty is nearly here! On Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6am to 6pm, 93.7GYL, 97.1 Ocean, B94.7 Fresh Country will give back to the community by highlighting the challenges faced during the holidays for those who struggle to make ends meet every month. The Radiothon is a fun way to bring together the community to make a big difference for families in need during the holiday season. Please tune in! For most of us, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However, for 72,000 families on the Treasure Coast this time...

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Mets respond to Hurricane Irma

September 28, 2017

When the barometer dipped low and brought Hurricane Irma and her wrath through the Treasure Coast, the philanthropic barometers of distant and local organizations reached new heights.  A Hurricane Relief Drive at Citi Field last month was a collaboration of the New York Mets, their fans, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and resulted in the collection of diapers, paper goods, toiletries, cleaning supplies, food and more to help affected communities in Texas and Florida. “Mets fans and all New Yorkers want to help the Hurricane victims in Texas and Florida just like the rest of the country helped us...

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Our hearts go out to all affected by Hurricane Irma!

September 13, 2017

Countless families across the state face challenging days ahead. As our communities come together to provide hope and help, United Against Poverty is focused on ensuring low-income families have access to nutritious food during this difficult time. We need your help! Damaged homes, downed trees and flooding make up the majority of the images you see in the news. What you may not see are the millions of Florida families who had to throw away food due to a loss of electricity and refrigeration. Many of our supporters have reached out to ask how they can help in the aftermath...

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Newsletter

March 02, 2017

Winter 2017 Summer 2016  

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SAFER St. Lucie members give back to the community!

February 14, 2017

January 26, 2017 – SAFER volunteers, stocked shelves at United Against Poverty in Fort Pierce. This is but one way we support our member agencies achieve their own goals. United against Poverty is your local one-stop-shop for social services in St. Lucie County, offering an array of services for those who qualify. Did you know that vulnerable populations such as those struggling to make it paycheck to paycheck are more at risk and have a harder time returning to normal after a disaster?  

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Yes, working poor do still live in St. Lucie County

February 14, 2017

www.tcpalm.com Anthony Westbury , anthony.westbury@tcpalm.com Published 6:54 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2017 | Updated 7:12 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2017 A little more than two years ago we got to meet ALICE. ALICE refers not to a girl or a woman, but to a category of people. The ALICE report was commissioned by the United Way nationally to shine light on the largely hidden population of the working poor. These are people who have jobs but who often have great difficulty in making ends meet. The 2014 report labeled this group as Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed — thus the acronym ALICE. The...

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File your taxes for free at the St. Lucie UP Center!

February 14, 2017

Know how to file your taxes? Just need a computer to do so? Come visit us at the UP Center at 2520 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce. Computers are available for your use with free filing at www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes Tax preparers are available on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm if you need assistance!

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Fort Pierce Rotary

Fort Pierce Rotary Club joins Wall of Friends

December 23, 2016

December 2016 Members of the Fort Pierce Rotary Club were recognized by United Against Poverty for their activism and support of UAP’s mission in St. Lucie County.  Joining President Linda Sampson for their plaque installation on the group’s Wall of Friends were fellow Rotarians Bob Calhoun, John Wellborn, and Rick Haisley. The group toured the Member Share Grocery Program and learned more about the UP Center’s vision of becoming a collaborative beacon of hope for those in poverty looking to lift themselves out of poverty. “Rotary sees the need to assist those struggling to make ends meet and United Against Poverty’s...

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