Being in the know is half the battle when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Having a voice and being heard is important to ensuring our representatives act in accordance with what our community needs.  United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties wants to help keep you informed of changes and help inform you of the candidates that make these decisions for us.  Check out our new ADVOCACY link to make it easier to reach your representatives.

Visit our Advocacy web site for information on how to advocate for your community.

Advocate for Change

Raise your voice and advocate for your neighbors-in-need. Join thousands of advocates using their voices to create positive change.  You can persuade policymakers to allocate resources to provide effective services and quality programs for low-income individuals and families, increase access to affordable housing and medical care, and improve failing schools. You can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Here are just a few ways you can advocate.

Register to Vote

One of the easiest ways to affect change in your community is by voting. Whether the issue is local, regional, or national, we urge each person in our community to register to vote and participate in every election. Make your vote count, use it!

Wear the Shirt

United Way Youth FitnessWhen people see you wearing the iconic “Live United” t-shirt they will know you are a champion for our community. Our slogan, “Live United,” exemplifies United Way’s mission. By working together, living in harmony, helping and supporting one another we aim to create collective impact and build a thriving community in Lake & Sumter Counties. Interested in a United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties “LIVE UNITED” T-Shirt contact us 352-787-7530 x224 for pricing and availability.

Share Your Story: Why do you LIVE UNITED?

As supporters of United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties you advocate for our work every day.

Let us know how your honor your commitment to Live United, give back and make a difference. You are integral to our work. Let us know why you choose to Live United by posting a video testimonial on YouTube and sending us the link, commenting on our Facebook page or tweet us a micro-story.

We want to hear from you.