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Tickets still available for United Way's Dec. 14 campaign kickoff

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - eTradeWire -- Tickets are still available for United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades' annual 2022-2023 campaign kickoff on Dec. 14, 2022.  The event will be held at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. Networking and light breakfast items will be available at 8:30 a.m. The program will start at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale for $15, available through the Barbara B. Mann website (https://bbmann.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SE...)

The kickoff event is the start of United Way's annual fundraising effort, and since Hurricane Ian, United Way and its partner agencies have been tirelessly providing the resources and services to those hardest hit. United Way team members, partner agencies, and volunteers will unite to raise awareness and excitement in the community through the testimonials of donors, advocates, and recipients.  Pacesetter results will be announced at this time. United Way Pacesetters are companies that run their campaigns early in order to set the pace for the rest of the community.  The event also allows attendees to network with hundreds of United Way supporters.

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United Way Campaign Co-Chairs Sally Jackson and Matt Humphreys will lead the kickoff to the goal of $11,186,558. The theme of this year's campaign has shifted to "United More Than Ever".

A two-year lease for a 2022 Acura from Scanlon Auto Group will be given away to an annual contributor of $240 or more from the 2020-2021 United Way Campaign. Five donors to the campaign are drawn at random, and one will discover the keys in a gift box at the event.

Additionally, for those looking to support relief efforts through a monetary donation United Way and Collaboratory have created an easy-to-use portal. Visit SWFLReliefFund.org (https://swfla.iphiview.com/swfla/OnlineDonation/tabid/542/dispatch/contribution_id$134796_hash$c419db0f7955d52b1177e0355665d495d9361662/Default.aspx) to contribute to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund.

All money raised in United Way's campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives include: The Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and United Way 211, to mention a few. These agencies serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, and meeting critical needs like helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods.

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About United Way

In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, helping them to work together focusing on issues that continue to improve lives.  For more information, please call 239-433-2000 or visit UnitedWayLee.org.

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