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LAKELAND, FL – The RP Funding Center will be hosting its 2nd Annual City of Lakeland Holiday Tree Decorating Contest as a fundraiser for United Way of Central Florida!

Last year, with only city departments participating, 14 trees lined the halls of the RP Funding Center, adding holiday cheer while also creating unity. The competition was close but Lakeland Linder International Airport came out on top as the 1st place winner. Last year the City of Lakeland raised $92,080.44 for United Way of Central Florida.

This year, the RP Funding Center is extending an invitation to other businesses and organizations to become a part of this new tradition. This provides companies an opportunity to show their creativity, promote their brand and raise money for the United Way in a unique way.

The contest will take place at the RP Funding Center from November 20 thru December 31. Public welcome to view the trees in our corridors and vote during RPFC business hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Participation deadline is October 15, 2020 and the entry fee is $250.

Click here to download the flyer!

About the United Way of Central Florida United Way of Central Florida works to improve lives and strengthen our community by identifying gaps in services and providing solutions. UWCF works with qualified partners to improve the health, education, and financial stability of people in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. United Way works to amplify donor dollars with local matches, convene partners to improve efficiencies and broker services that produce the best return on investment in the areas of most critical need. United Way believes no one can do their best if they are hungry, sick or in pain. To learn more, visit or call 863-648-1500.

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