United Way South Sarasota County
UWSSC is a South County community fund for South County community needs. Every year our funds are distributed by community volunteers to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of socio-economic factors. Our mission is to increase the organized capacity of its neighbors in Venice, Englewood and North Port communities to care for one another. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in South Sarasota County, because they are the building blocks to individual success and community vitality.
Education is the cornerstone for success in school, work and life. By funding programs that give low income children and their families the chance to attend pre-school sessions, after school activities and summer camp, gives them the best start towards success in life and their parents the peace of mind they are safe while they work.
Good health originates from healthy lifestyles’, an essential ingredient for individual success and a thriving community. Funding programs that help to preclude child abuse instill personal safety and parenting skills, provide mental health counseling and community resources along with low cost or no cost prescription drugs build lasting solutions that build opportunity for all.
Financial stability -The whole community benefits when working individuals and families are able to stop walking a financial tightrope and get on solid ground. Predatory lending and scams take away from any financial security and futures one might have. That's why we fund legal services for seniors and families so they can be on an even playing field with lasting solutions that go beyond charity.
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