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United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades hosted an exciting “Swing into Spring” event and achieved fantastic success for its Hendry and Glades agencies, raising $22,650 at the recent fundraiser, which sold out for the first time in its history.

The annual “Swing into Spring” event took place April 20 at the RiverBend Motorcoach Resort in LaBelle. One hundred sixty guests and 20 volunteers enjoyed a delightful evening with dinner, music from the talented LaBelle High School musicians, and spirited live and silent auctions.

Sponsors of the event included Florida Power & Light; Camp Kindness; Stanley and Patricia Heath; Seacoast Bank; Area Agency on Aging; Patti Rigby; First Bank of Clewiston; The Salvation Army; Badcock & More Home Furnishings; Suncoast Credit Union; Child Care of Southwest Florida; Hendry County Sheriff’s Office; The Mangroves; Nisbet Enterprises; Johnson Prewitt & Associates; Sue and Tim Stanley; iTech Glades; Chris Fassnacht; Britton G. Swank, P.A.; Goodlad & Swank Insurance; Harry Chapin Food Bank; Hope Healthcare; and The B’s.

About United Way

In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, helping them to work together focusing on issues that continue to improve lives. United Way’s mission as a volunteer-driven organization is dedication to improving the quality of life for all people in our community. United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades was established in 1957 and over $221 million has been raised and distributed since that time. For more information, please call 239-433-2000 or visit

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