Swanee and Paul DiMare received the United Way of Miami-Dade Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy in recognition of their advancement of Miami and extraordinary contributions to its residents.
For those of our neighbors who earn just above the Federal Poverty Level but can barely cover the basics, food insecurity can be a real issue. With your support, our United Way Community Cupboard has found a way to feed our community’s families when they have needed it most.
United Way EDEN Place (Educate. Develop. Empower. Nurture.) is a family resource center that empowers, strengthens and uplifts children and families. Its expansion to North Miami will serve families where 71 percent of households are in, or one emergency away from, poverty, according to the United Way ALICE Report.
LINC put on a Senior Prom … with a twist. Older adults from Southwest Social Services, a United Way impact partner, were treated to a day worthy of prom poses, corsages, makeovers and photo booths — and plenty of opportunities to dance.
United HomeCare, an impact partner of United Way, is a local nonprofit home health and community care organization that has served the community since 1974. It was originally born as a United Way pilot program, and is now ranked as the largest home health agency in South Florida. United HomeCare’s main goal is to provide care for older adults and disabled adults in the comfort of their own home.
Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard, a long-standing United Way impact partner, is dedicated to supporting children and families in Miami’s West Coconut Grove. The Barnyard’s programming focuses on moving the needle academically, while also helping youth grow holistically.
Jessica’s story is one of personal triumph. She’s gone through many hardships. But despite her mother being an addict, her father in prison and Jessica spending the majority of her childhood homeless, she found a way to avoid temptation and pave a new path to a secure future – thanks to Publix and support from her neighbors.