September 23 Deadline Nears for Women United Flagler Chapter Grant Applicants
By: Women United Flagler Chapter
The group's mission is to create positive, measurable, long-term change in the lives of women and children by focusing on root causes and pooling resources to increase impact. Since the group's inception, they have distributed $231,866 in funds to local agencies that qualify.
Some of the local agencies that have received funds in the past are; the Family Life Center, Family Promise, Samaritan Ministries, Early Learning Coalition, Reading Pals, The Flagler Education Foundation, Teens-In-Flight, Children's Home Society, Christmas Come True, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Early Learning Coalition of Flagler-Volusia, Feed Flagler, and Sally's Safe Haven. The group also provides high school scholarships to both Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School students.
Grant applications can be completed online at: https://uwvfc.communityforce.com/
The 2019 Flagler Women United board of directors include; Haylie Allegra, Joanne Tavzel, Cindy Dalecki, Maureen Walsh, Diane Wasney, Linda Mahran, Lori Gold, and Lynn McCormick. The United Way liaison for the group is Cassidy Denslow.
About Women United Flagler Chapter
Women United Flagler was launched in 2009 by a group of local women concerned with the welfare of women and children in need in Flagler County. The group's mission is to create positive, measurable, long-term change in the lives of women and children by focusing on root causes and pooling resources to increase impact. They are most well known in the community for their 'Chicks with Cans' program initiative. It is estimated the group has collected approximately 60,000 lbs (30 tons) of food since it's inception. The funds raised through Women United go to help women and children above and beyond the normal activities of the United Way with 80% allocated by Women's United and 20% going to the United Way Community Fund.
Women United Flagler Chapter