Fort Walton Beach, FL  – United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties has approved the allocation of funds from the 2013 Campaign.  Allocating funds to the Partner Agencies’ programs is a very involved process.  Many trained volunteers from within our community serve on the Fund Distribution Committee (one in Okaloosa and one in Walton County) which focuses on three key areas: Children & Education, Financial Stability & Disaster Preparedness and Health & Prevention. Volunteers who serve on the United Way Fund Distribution Committee are caring individuals who annually evaluate the community problems and direct your dollars given to the Community Care Fund to the area of service that will make the greatest impact.

United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties’ 42 Partner Agencies will receive the following allocations:

CHILDREN & EDUCATION – Helping children and youth achieve their potential through education

AMIkids of the Emerald Coast $7,939 Emerald Coast Science Center $1,891
Big Brothers Big Sister of NWFL $8,378 Girl Scouts of Florida Panhandle $1,849
Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Coast $20,187 Indpendence of the Blind West FL $3,874
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Coast $16,012 Okaloosa-Walton Child Care Services $23,948
Eleanor J. Johnson Youth Center $22,441 S4P Synergy $13,472
Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center $31,808 Walton Education Foundation $17,589

FINANCIAL STABILITY & DISASTER READINESS – Helping families become financially stable & independent

American Red Cross of NWFL $26,128 Judge Ben Gordon Jr. Family Visititation Center $7,883
Bay Area Food Bank $7,526 Okaloosa Coalition Homeless/FRESH Start $14,629
Caring & Sharong of North Walton $2,258 Oklaoosa Public Schools Foundation $1,231
Catholic Charities $26,118 Salvation Army of Okaloosa-Walton $15,083
Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County $21,875 Sharing & Caring of Okaloosa $37,287
Habitat for Humanity Walton County $3,193

HEALTH & PREVENTION – Improving people’s health and wealth

The Arc of Walton County $12,143 Harvest House $10,271
Bridgway Center $9,166 Horizons of Okaloosa County $28,147
Chautauqua Offices of Psychotherapy (COPE) $15,768 Mental Health Assoc. of Okaloosa-Walton $13,977
Children in Crisis $49,446 Okaloosa AIDS Support & Information (OASIS) $7,559
Children’s Home Society of Florida $15,935 Ronald McDonald House Charities of NWF $13,157
Children’s Volunteer Health Network $6,034 Shelter Houe $42,100
Covenant Hospice $47,879 United Cerebral Palsy of NWF $1,213
Crossroads Center $17,214 Walton-Okaloosa Advisory Council on Aging $14,198
Elder Services of Okaloosa $15,971 YMCA of Florida’s Emerald Coast $6,625
Family Life Ministries of NWF $8,742

Thank you to our community for “Making a Difference”. The United Way of Okaloosa & Walton Counties’ mission is to provide leadership and resources to those in need.  We are a nonprofit organization focusing on Children & Education, Financial Stability/Disaster Preparedness, and Health& Wellness. Partnering with the community and 42 local agencies, we continue to make an impact in the community.