Polk County Tax Collector’s Office Gives Back in United Way Check Presentation

BARTOW, Fla. – The Tax Collector for Polk County (TCPC), Joe G. Tedder, was happy to hand over a check to United Way of Central Florida on Friday morning! The gift, totaling $13,929.12, is funded by the combined donations of TCPC employees throughout the year.

“These kind staff members of ours who so generously gave are the same people who serve Polk County citizens every day at our offices,” Tedder remarked, “and we know their donations will be meaningful to those who the United Way is able to serve.”

The United Way of Central Florida’s (UWCF) programs work to improve the lives of members of the local community in the areas of education, health, financial stability, and basic needs. Each year at the Tax Collector’s Office, donations to UWCF are made possible by various fundraising

Tax Collector Joe G. Tedder’s team presented members of UWCF with the check Friday morning.

activities in which employees have opportunities to give.

UWCF President and CEO Christina Criser, Chief Development Officer Ileana Kniss, and Beth Hill for UWCF Resource Development met Tedder and his team in Bartow to accept the check on behalf of the non-profit organization.

“We are so grateful to the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office and staff who are engaging in UWCF’s annual campaign to raise funds for the community,” Criser said.

“This unique partnership allows the Tax Collector’s office to engage staff in fun events that will ultimately benefit the community. Funds raised through these activities will help United Way of Central Florida fund needed services in our community through local partner agencies who are providing direct services. When we unite in purpose and find unique ways to give back, we can elevate our community and give a hand up to those in need!” she added.

For more information, photos, video or interviews, contact: Ashleigh Mills, Public Engagement Specialist, at AshleighMills@polktaxes.com or by phone at (863) 944-2002.