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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