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March 02, 2017

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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 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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United Against Poverty helps “Christmas 4 Kids”

December 23, 2016

L-R: Kim Lobsinger, Engineer with St. Lucie Fire Department, Bonnie Flint, Director of Philanthropy, United Against Poverty, and David French, Captain with the St. Lucie Fire Department.  December 22, 2016 United Against Poverty donated children’s books and dictionaries to the St. Lucie Firefighters “Christmas 4 Kids” outreach, helping to bring Christmas merriment to children from low income households. “We reach out to low-income families, like those the UP Center serves at its site on Orange Avenue. Our seasonal toy drive is in its ninth year and brings new toys and gently used clothing to children aged 1-15 years old,” remarked Captain...

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Radio Station supports Hunger-Free Holidays

November 23, 2016

United Against Poverty (UP Centers) of Indian River and St. Lucie counties and 93.7 FM WGYL and 97.1 Ocean FM are partnering for the annual Hunger-Free Holidays Radiothon, sponsored by Mid Florida Credit Union. On Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., live broadcasts raise awareness of the needs of low income families, as well as the services available during the holiday season and throughout the year. Programs inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to self sufficiency and include crisis stabilization, a member share grocery program, life skills workshops and Success Training for Employment...

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TC Palm Spotlights Rotarians’ Involvement

November 23, 2016

Good news in Fort Pierce! Local Rotarians have jumped in to aid United Against Poverty’s fall campaign to combat poverty in St. Lucie County. Longtime Rotary member Bruce Abernethy announced the club’s decision to take a leadership role by forming the annual “Rotary UP Club,” which will collectively pool donated gifts from its 55 members to make a presentation at the Hand UP luncheon being held at the Pelican Yacht Club on Nov 3. Rotary Club President Linda Sampson and members Rod Kennedy and Bob Calhoun are spearheading the effort to support United Against Poverty’s programs that restore hope and...

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TC Palm Recognizes Stefanie Myers

February 23, 2016

For Stefanie Myers, the recipe to end poverty includes generous amounts of caring, hope, education, respect, empowerment, generosity… and more. As the new Executive Director of the St. Lucie County Campus of United Against Poverty, formerly Harvest Food and Outreach, Myers hopes that the most important ingredient — community — will embrace the movement to provide a hand up instead of a hand out for neighbors in need. All you have to do is scratch the surface of Myers’ resume to realize how this new position seems tailor-made for her passion and qualifications. Her experience includes 10 years working for...

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