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Change the story. There’s no better way to describe what you do with your gift to United Way. You change stories daily right here in your community.

You help send a child whose parents may not be able to afford it to an after-school program. There he continues to learn, putting him on track for high school graduation. High school graduates earn more, use fewer social services and make better choices in life.

You provide job training for a disabled adult who may otherwise need to depend on government programs to support her. Not only does she learn a skill that can support her, she lives with dignity and the knowledge that she is valued.

You provide safety nets for those among us who are desperate – for food, for a place to stay, for an escape from the unimaginable.

You support isolated senior citizens who have limited access to community services with routine visits, crisis intervention or a weekly call so they can maintain self-sufficiency and remain at home.

From cradle to career and beyond, you help change the story for your community.

This fall we are advancing that message with the help of our many partners in the media. Clear Channel Radio in Sarasota and Tampa, Clear Channel Outdoor, The Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, *tbt, Tampa Bay Business Journal, WFLA News Channel 8, The Power Broker,,, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, SNN 6 and Tampa Digital Studios are working with us to spread the message. Thanks to these generous partners and their commitment to our community, I am certain you’ll see or hear our messages at some point this fall.

As a United Way supporter, thank you for what you do to change stories in our community. If you give, advocate or volunteer, you are doing more than you might imagine.

Change the Story. Thanks to you, we’re doing just that every day.



Diana Baker
President and CEO

International Walk to School Day was in October. I joined our partners at the Tampa Bay Rays, City of St. Petersburg, All Children’s Hospital and Jabil to walk Campbell Park Elementary children through a downpour to get to school on time and safely.


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