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United Way-July: DIY Back to School Kits

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ORGANIZATION: United Way Suncoast

  • 4 people are interested

United Way Suncoast has been serving our community for 100 years by elevating early learning, energizing middle and high school students, and empowering community members and families. We dismantle barriers to human prosperity, uniting our community along the way. None of this would be possible without support from our strategic community and volunteers like you.

Many children in the Suncoast region live in households that struggle to put enough food on the table. These ALICE families often have to choose between buying food, paying the utility bill or buying other necessary items like school supplies. The more children are able to focus on learning, the more likely they are to stay on track and meet critical milestones.

During the month of July and throughout the year, we encourage you to be United for Community through volunteerism, donations, or advocacy.

Community volunteers are invited to create the below kits that would be distributed in the Suncoast region:

Please copy and paste this link into your browser to see what is needed in the Back to School Kits:


Once assembled, contact the Philanthropic Engagement Team at bmays@uwsuncoast.org to let us know the quantity and to coordinate an in-person drop off at one of our locations (appointment required).

Please note: This is a virtual volunteering opportunity with the expectation that completed kits will be dropped off by the volunteer to one of our resource centers (via appointment) in Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Bradenton, Florida. If you live outside of the Suncoast Community and would like to still participate, shipping is an option (at the volunteer's expense).

Thank you for supporting the Suncoast Community.
Happy volunteering!

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About United Way Suncoast


4925 Independence Parkway, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634, US

Mission Statement

To provide leadership that improves lives and creates lasting community change by mobilizing the caring people of our communities to give, advocate, and volunteer. Serves DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.


United Way Suncoast Strategic Plan is to " Break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability so they can support themselves and their families."

Working together with volunteers, agency partners, community leaders and key stakeholders, the plan focuses on three priority impact areas:
  • Early Literacy - If a child isn’t reading at grade level by 4th grade, s/he is four times more likely to drop out of school.
  • Youth Success - A child who doesn’t graduate from high school earns 75% less than peers who do.
  • Financial Stability - Building financial knowledge and employability skills help create more stable and secure households and communities.

In addition, we will continue funding aligned Support Services (health, food, shelter, etc) to help hard working individuals and families move past immediate crisis that may prevent them from participating in United Way programs that address their long-term needs.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


Fri Jun 14, 2024 - Wed Jul 31, 2024
01:00 AM - 11:45 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 13

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