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United Way Suncoast has a long history of commitment and proudly values serving every person in our community. We advocate for diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices that unite, rather than divide, our community providing all the freedom to rise because United We Rise, United We Win.

June is full of reasons to celebrate, such as Juneteenth and Pride Month, and a month to begin preparations for the hurricane season. We seek to empower individuals and families within the Suncoast region to prepare, succeed and live the most authentic life available to them. Through the below opportunities, you can provide additional support to community members served by United Way Suncoast programs.



  • Assemble Disaster Preparedness Starter Kits
    • An emergency can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. While not all disasters are directly financial, many disasters have a rather large financial implication, thus making them disastrous to the families who can’t afford them. We invite volunteers to join us in assembling Disaster Preparedness Kits that will be distributed to community members served through United Way programs. The events are family-friendly, so ages 8 and up are invited to join!
  • Quality Childcare Initiative
    • United Way Suncoast’s Quality Childcare (QCI) Initiative supports the key quality components of childcare at selected early childcare centers in our 5-county footprint. We are looking for volunteers to help enhance the children's learning environment and play areas.



  • LINC: LINC is a mindset for young adults who are passionate about getting involved and shaping what kind of thriving community the Suncoast region will be in the future. Standing for Lead, Impact, Network, Change, LINC gives its members the opportunity to become more involved in their community while experiencing the fun and camaraderie of a group dynamic. View more details
  • ALSO Youth: ALSO (Advocacy, Leadership, Support, Outreach) Youth is a 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks to empower LGBTQ+ youth and their allies by creating an inclusive community. ALSO is committed to making an impact in the Sarasota community and is looking for volunteers to help support their mission. Learn more.



Corporate or civic partners are invited to sponsor and create one of the below kits as an engagement opportunity for their team of volunteers.





View the Disaster Preparedness Checklist to start your own kit so that you can stay prepared. Floridians can take advantage of an exlusive deal by the Florida Division of Emergency Management which allows residents to purchase emergency preparedness items tax free. The two 14-day sales tax holidays start on May 27 through June 9 and August 26 through September 8.